Remember the days when the only way you could empower your team to collaborate was in face-to-face meetings that required time and travel that were planned far in advance? That brings up not-so-fond memories of securing landlines, delayed flights, flip charts, windowless meeting rooms and maybe even slide projectors!
In the 21st century, work is no longer a place you go, but a thing you do. That’s the nature of the changing work place. And your phone system needs to work with you – in multiple locations, with a mobile and growing staff, and a customer that demands high quality communications. You do more. Your phone system needs to support you, not hinder you.
The National Weather Service is predicting a Hurricane http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/. brightstack is advising our customers to take preparations ahead of the forecasted weather event. We do not anticipate wide spread power outages, but there is always a risk of interruption in travel and the ability to physically access offices throughout the impacted area and power outages to on premise equipment. We encourage our clients to prepare their organizations to work and collaborate remotely should the Hurricane turn into an actual event.
With the fast pace of innovation constantly accelerating, it’s becoming increasingly expensive to keep investing in the latest and greatest IT solutions. At the same time, relying on older solutions while your competitors invest in new ones gives them a leg up on you to anticipate, manage, and respond more quickly to change. By turning to Microsoft Azure and the cloud, you can keep your competitive edge without expanding your budget.
he recently released ShoreTel Connect emphasizes 1, 2, 3—one common platform; two ways to deliver (as-a-service or product); and three ways to deploy: cloud, onsite or hybrid. What does that mean for the people who use ShoreTel Connect every day? These top features for users, the IT department and call centers show the impact that ShoreTel Connect has across the entire organization.
When faced with hurricanes, earthquakes, geomagnetic storms, and floods, company data is safer in the cloud than anywhere else. Traditional data centers are built strong to protect against natural disasters, but when it comes time for your data to evacuate, it needs to have somewhere to go. The cloud offers that protection with multiple levels of redundancy across the world, so your data will survive even if one location is hit or damaged. Here are four scenarios the cloud protects you from:
Vacation days in the U.S. are gradually dwindling, as large groups of people, especially younger workers, aren’t taking advantage of their days off. A Google Consumer Survey revealed that 43 percent of Americans did not take a day off last summer, and employees are rejecting their hard-earned vacation days, as four in 10 Americans are leaving an average of 3.2 days of paid time off unused each year. This news is unhealthy, and needs to be reversed, because vacations are good for the heart and soul.
The future of work is mobile. But you may be worried that working from anywhere, on any device, could expose you to added security risks. Whether you’re a road warrior or remote worker here are some simple tips to stay protected.
In early June the U.S. government announced one of the biggest cyberattacks on record when hackers compromised the personal information of four million current and former government employee records. This attack, following the Sony breach at the end of 2014, has moved the nation’s attention back to security and the real need to protect personal data. In fact, President Obama has made data security a national priority.
Welcome to the May edition of the brightstack technology newsletter! The purpose of this newsletter is to keep you informed of the latest technology news. We hope you will find this information useful and will help you to become more productive by getting the most value from your partnership with brightstack! For more information on any of these items please reach out to your account manager or call us at 212-812-9450 option 2.