Process and service disruptions, whatever the cause, can have a devastating economic impact on businesses. Take Hurricane Sandy, for instance. In the fall of 2012, this catastrophic storm impacted more than 300,000 businesses in the United States alone, with total economic losses estimated at 72 billion dollars.
As digital innovation continues, the differences between working in the office, a coffeehouse, your own backyard or even at the lake will soon fade away. People won’t have to work remotely if they don’t want to, but the office is already becoming just one of many locations where work occurs.
Redundant Internet connections as well as circuit monitoring, load balancing, and failover services are becoming mainstream. That’s because a solid Internet connection is mission-critical for most businesses. And even the most resilient business-class Internet services are vulnerable to the unexpected.
Email is useful but very linear and one-way. It’s also difficult to manage. Many workers are overwhelmed by their burgeoning Inboxes, and actually waste time trying to manage them. The answer, for many companies, could be collaboration technologies that combine multiple real-time communications technologies into a single interface.
You’ve likely experienced it at least once: either a brief or persistent slowdown in your Internet download or upload speed. What are the possible causes? What can you do to discover the cause?
Whether your business adopts consumer-grade technologies (or the business counterpart), there are advantages for both IT and the company at large. Here’s a look at some of the anticipated next-generation technologies we may see in the workplace a few years from now.
Digital leadership is a buzzword that is trending in many businesses today, and some people are of the mistaken belief that the practice is all about technology. In fact, the injection of technology into the leadership-relationship mix simply provides companies with a host of advantages and a few challenges.
According to Apple, for every iPhone sold, about 119 apps have been downloaded. Yet fewer than a quarter of those apps are actually used in any given month. How about you? Are you dealing with app overload? Check out these tips to regain control of your Smartphone.
The newest generation to enter the workforce is the driving force behind workplace change. These tech-savvy workers have some great things to teach businesses about communication and engagement. Are we ready to learn?
Employee engagement and organizational culture issues are top-of-mind for employees and their leaders. In fact, a Deloitte study revealed these issues are the number one concern around the world. Could standard phone systems be part of the problem?