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  • 60% of UK Businesses Still Not Offering Flexible Working Arrangements According To Recent Findings From Polycom Survey
    Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced the results of an independent survey of 1,000 UK professionals conducted by Redshift Research. The survey reveals that the increase in technology adoption by organisations over the last decade has heightened UK office workers’ expectations of how work should fit into their lifestyles.…
  • Five security risks introduced with smartphones in the enterprise
    Sometimes, it’s hard to identify the line between smartphone and human; the devices have become so ubiquitous and so visible that they often seem to be nothing more than an extension of flesh, an additional Borg-like appendage that assimilates the user’s attention. This is apparent everywhere we go — stores, the mall, restaurants, and even, unfortunately, behind the wheel. People text, tweet, talk,…
  • IBM Analyzes Chatter on Social Channels to Prioritize Action Plans for Cities IBM Analyzes Chatter on Social Channels to Prioritize Action Plans for Cities
    Armonk, New York-based IBM (News  - Alert) has unveiled a sophisticated analytics platform to help city managers measure and understand public opinion on key issues and services, from electricity and water infrastructure to traffic to pollution. The new Social Sentiment Index capabilities—delivered via the IBM Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) for Smarter Cities—were introduced last week by the company at IBM Smarter Cities Forum in New…
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  • Should organizations use single, best-of-breed unified communications? Should organizations use single, best-of-breed unified communications?
    The emergence of unified communications and other highly collaborative resources has given organizations an opportunity to use multiple next-generation applications in the workplace, including video conferencing, instant messaging and presencesolutions. However, the proliferation of unified communications has introduced a debate among decision-makers: Should their company embrace a best-of-breed strategy or deploy offerings from a single vendor? While both methods have their…