The work landscape has shifted from the office to remote work, leaving companies scrambling to adapt and equip their employees with the tools they need to stay connected to their colleagues while remaining operationally productive. Unified communications, also known as UC, is one of the few … Read more about Developing a Unified Communications Strategy for Remote Work
With the rise of remote working, work is no longer a place you go, it's what you do. There are different levels of remote work required by different workers: some may need to work from home all the time, some might just need the ability to work remotely in special circumstances such as a snow day or … Read more about [VIDEO] A Day in the Life of a Modern Flex Worker
Allied’s new AllCloud Connection portal - powered by Park Bench Solutions' odin platform - provides an improved client experience for voice account management and administration. [ARLINGTON, VA] – July 17, 2017 – Allied Telecom, a leading Unified Communications provider, today announced the … Read more about Allied Launches New Portal for Voice and UC Clients
The workforce is changing. Did you know that 44% of employees view companies that don’t offer a telecommuting option as old-fashioned? It's clear that meeting employee expectations for remote work and collaborative technology is increasingly critical for companies to compete in the hiring market. … Read more about [VIDEO] Cloud-based Unified Communications 101
No matter where you work, noisy environments are tough to avoid. The trend for open office layouts often leads to loud, distracting work environments that lack privacy. In research by Cornell University, 74% of employees say they face "many" instances of disturbances and distractions from noise. … Read more about [VIDEO] How Does Polycom Acoustic Fence Technology Work?
It’s the first full day of spring in Washington DC today, but Mother Nature didn’t seem to get the memo – we have 4 to 12 inches of snow falling across the area, local schools, the federal government, and many local businesses are closed. We also had a “wind day” earlier in the month, with high … Read more about 4 Ways to Ensure Business Continuity in Inclement Weather
From VoIP to BYOD to IM&P, the jargon used in the world of Unified Communications and Collaboration can seem like an alphabet soup of acronyms. Whether you're looking for a new phone system or researching tools to support a growing remote workforce, our Unified Communications glossary of common … Read more about Unified Communications Glossary: Common UC&C and VoIP Acronyms
We spend a LOT of time in meeting rooms. Probably more than we should – it was recently estimated that the average worker attends 62 meetings monthly! Another study found organizations spend 15% of their collective time in meetings – with middle managers sitting in meetings for almost 35% of their … Read more about Time to Upgrade Your Meeting Room?
“Silos” and “tribes” are both terms to describe groups within an organization who become insular in their thinking, behavior, and processes. Such functional separation is detrimental to cross-company productivity and a positive corporate culture. So, how can you overcome organizational silos and … Read more about 10 Habits of Companies That Collaborate Effectively
With the rise of remote work, the importance of effective collaboration is higher than ever. As hard as it can be to encourage communication across departments and functional teams, these days you also often have to foster collaboration among employees spread across different geographical locations … Read more about 8 Ways to Improve Collaboration Across Your Company