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Collaboration

Collaboration: Collaboration requires individuals working together in a coordinated fashion, towards a common goal. Accomplishing the goal is the primary purpose for bringing the team together. Collaborative software helps facilitate action-oriented teams working together over geographic distances by providing tools that aid communication, collaboration and the process of problem solving. (Source: Wikipedia)

Cloud Services - Mobile & Remote Working


Section: Research
  Cloud Services, which are IT Solutions and Services delivered and consumed real time over the Internet, have now become an integral part of daily operations for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).   The ‘workplace’ is no longer a fixed location - remote, mobile and flexible working is now co ...   read more

Extending secure, high-performance video collaboration to any user, anywhere


Section: Research
Successful organisations depend on enterprise-wide video communications to empower virtual teams. The challenge until now has been how to extend secure, high-quality facilities to vital participants outside the company firewall, including mobile users, business partners and customers. This white paper highlights a transformative new approach to ubiquitous, enterprise-calibre video collaboration beyond the firewall, as embodied by Polycom's CloudAXIS. Crucially, ...   read more

Extending the Business Value of Videoconferencing with Microsoft Lync 2013


Section: Research
Barriers to large-scale adoption of videoconferencing in the enterprise have included complexity, poor workflow integration and lack of flexibility. Solutions must be easy to use and accommodate how and where users work to yield business benefits. This white paper explores the potential impact of Microsoft Lync 2013 as organisations strive to make video communications and collaboration a more pervasive and instinctive part of everyday business.   read more

A Day in the Life of an Educator Using Cisco Collaboration Solutions


Section: Articles Video
This video addresses some of the pressing questions facing educators today: How can collaboration technologies help improve student performance? How might we innovate to better engage with our students? How can we improve productivity and work-life balance for our staff?  read more

Key Issues in Deploying Video Collaboration


Section: Articles
With enterprise video moving into the mainstream of business communications, organisations are now faced with the challenge of deploying video collaboration in the workplace. An executive brief from IDC called "Mobile Video Collaboration: The New Business Reality” describes the issues on th ...   read more

Moving to the cloud: All-in, or a-la-carte


Section: Articles
A decision to "move to the cloud” is often described incorrectly, as an enterprise often makes that decision strategically on a case-by-case basis. The question is not whether the cloud is appropriate for business. It is. The question rather, is whether the cloud is appropriate for specific uses within the business. The resulting strategy then, is less focused on deciding whether to move to the cloud at all. The first step in a cloud strategy is to undertake a cloud asses ...   read more

Ten Technology Trends to Watch - Part 2


Section: Articles
Gartner's recent webinar, ‘Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore,’ outlines ten key tech trends that are shaping how IT organisations do business. In this second of a two part series, we examine five more trends that organisations must watch carefully in order to thrive today and in the next few years, with specific recommendations on what or ...   read more

The Cloud's the Limit for Sales and Marketing Teams


Section: Articles
Companies looking at ways to improve their sales and marketing departments by boosting efficiency and productivity, and enabling mobile employees to collaborate effectively with others within the business may find that cloud computing technology offers a wealth of different solutions to help them achieve this.   Recent figures from IDC   read more

The Evolution of Small Business


Section: Articles Video
Watch as an idea evolves into a functional and successful small business conquest with the help from simple yet robust systems and some of Microsoft's newest collaboration tools made just for small businesses. This video was made by a small business, Lanman Media LLC and produced with music from local Seattle artist "Bright White Lightning".  read more

Cloud services make inroads into larger SMBs - Part 2


Section: Articles
Incumbent and start-up companies are both offering cloud-based solutions in record number, driven by several factors - or start-ups, the incentive is the lure of launching a business with significantly lower capital requirements that might otherwise be required, while capitalising on a growing demand. Of course, start-ups often enter into the market with new, innovative ideas long before the incumbents take that risk, and this serves to invigorate the market even more. Incumbents however, ...   read more

Businesses are adopting smartphones to boost mobile working


Section: News
Many businesses are planning on abandoning traditional phones in favour of integrated mobile technology and video conferencing solutions as they vie to boost read more

Businesses 'want video conferencing to go mobile'


Section: News
Businesses want to extend their unified communications solutions - including video conferencing technologies - to the mobile workforce. According to Andreas Weinhold, vice president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa at LifeSize, the liberation of video conferencing from it ...   read more

Cisco adds more social functionality to video conferencing


Section: News
Cisco has added more social functionality to its video conferencing solutions in the hope of making collaboration a key selling point for the technology. The sharing of video content - including previous video conferencing sessions - is expected to transform online training and customer service, Cisco believes. Placeholder0The firm's Guido Jouret, chief technical officer of enterprise video, said that people want to take a step beyond meetings and use social technologies to ...   read more

Cisco and Microsoft in virtualization partnership


Section: News
Microsoft and Cisco have joined forces to deliver a new range of virtualization solutions that the companies hope will offer improved scalability and operational control using the Windows Server Hyper-V hypervisor. The updated hypervisor will combine advanced Cisco networking features, but will not undermine existing IT management processes. Placeholder0Dynamic provision management has been incorporated into the Cisco Nexus 1000V virtual switch, which will greatly simplify mana ...   read more

Cisco to launch free video conferencing solution


Section: News
Cisco is set to launch a free video conferencing solution for ad-hoc meeting participants so that companies can set up discussions with any of their clients. The move, Cisco hopes, will open up the telepresence market and ensure that even those without a read more

Cloud standards 'are progressing rapidly'


Section: News
Fixed standards for cloud computing security and management are progressing rapidly as more organisations adopt the technology, it has been claimed. IT infrastructure specialist Terremark recently suggested that many large cloud computing adopters are to be found in the Open Data Centre Alliance (ODCA) and they are pushing ...   read more

Harrods completes adoption of Microsoft SharePoint 2010


Section: News
London department store Harrods has become one of the latest firms to implement Microsoft's SharePoint 2010 platform, which it claimed will improve communication between its employees. The roll-out of the collaboration software took four months to complete and it is hoped that the technology will improve processes within the organisation, reports ComputerWorld UK. Placeholder0According to the retailer, the system features "robust security" to ensure it complies wi ...   read more

Hillingdon council migrates to the cloud with Google Apps


Section: News
Hillingdon Council is hoping to slash £3 million off its budget over the next four years by migrating its office software to the cloud and adopting Google Apps for Enterprises. The local authority is set to shift to the cloud-based solution in February of next year - a move that will affect 3,500 staff.Workers will be expected to abandon Microsoft Outlook in favour of Google's Enterprise offering. However, the process is expected to take two years in total - with the migration of email a ...   read more

Ignore Marketing Automation at your Peril, Ovum Warn


Section: News
New research from Ovum’s Digital Marketing and Connected Customer practice warns that businesses who ignore the growing trend towards marketing automation will lose out. A new report states that marketing automation is becoming central to the "long-term survival” of modern businesses and is becoming an "imperative for attracting and keeping customers”. However, currently enterprises are "making a leap of faith” by investing in marketing automation due to internal pressures. ...   read more

IP Expo Tomorrow


Section: News
The IP Expo begins tomorrow at Earls Court, London and will run for two days with events and seminars surrounding a wealth of IT subjects, including virtualization and a host of keynote speakers. The only enterprise IT event to cover all subjects across IT is to include product launches and demonstrations and entry is free for those who pre-register attendance on the IP Expo website. It’s thought that the event will include ...   read more

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