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This is a recap of the top stories posted this week related to Human Capital Management. Sit back while you enjoy your favorite beverage and catch up on all things HCM.
9/24/2016 8:30:00 AM
Innovation is coming fast and furious, especially in the data center. Network architects are shaping a digital transformation like nothing we've known before. As software seeks to eat the world, we in the Transforming Network Infrastructure Community are enjoying the show. With the weekend upon us, there's no better time than the present to look back at the week that was: Time for the Week in Review!
9/24/2016 8:30:00 AM
Finally, the week rounded out with the news that AltiGen, a provider of Microsoft-based Cloud UC solutions, has announced its new UC Cloud. The new service brings together Hosted Skype for Business with its MaxACD Cloud Contact Center delivered as a fully managed service. The UC Cloud solution has several perks, including its ability to bring the instant messaging and presence, voice and video calling, desktop sharing, Web conferencing, and mobility of Skype for Business in a single integrated solution. You can find out more HERE.
9/24/2016 8:22:00 AM
I've got a fever, and unlike Christopher Walken, the only prescription is innovation. There's no issue breaking my fever, as new and exciting solutions are coming fast and furious, and we have it all here for you in 'The Zone.' And, with the weekend upon us, there's no better time than the present to take a look at the week that was in communications development: Time for the Week in Review!
9/24/2016 8:15:00 AM
Welcome to another weekly look at all the top stories making headlines in the conferencing market this week.
9/24/2016 8:00:00 AM
The Internet of Things was a recurring theme this week in Telecom Signaling Resource Center news.
9/24/2016 7:45:00 AM
Hello networking pros, as always it has been an exciting week in the Web-scale world. As Web-scale takes flight, the industry is enjoying a front row seat to this enabler of high-performance and efficiency. And, with the weekend upon us, there's no better time that the present to take a look at the week that was: Time for the Week in Review!
9/24/2016 7:35:00 AM
Hey folks. I'm rockin' the Last 5 Years soundtrack today at my desk (original cast, of course), but this IoT Evolution World Week in Review is all about the next five years. You ready to see some future?
9/24/2016 7:30:00 AM
It was a busy week in San Francisco, where Oracle customers, employees, and partners gathered to learn what's new and what's next from the company, and had the opportunity to network with one another.
9/24/2016 7:15:00 AM
Happy Saturday! This week in Unified Communications was an exciting one, with articles covering contextual communications, new call center services and so much more. Now that it's the weekend, let's take a look back at these last few days.
9/24/2016 7:05:00 AM
Networks and technology in the communications arena continue to gain steam, as evidenced by this week's Next Generation Communications news in the areas of 5G, optical, and network optimization planning.
9/24/2016 7:00:00 AM
Happy Saturday! This week in Cloud IT saw a variety of topics covered. Whether you're interested in the latest reports on cloud adoption or the role Cloud IT plays in power outages, there's something for you. With that in mind, let's take a look back at this week's happenings.
9/24/2016 7:00:00 AM
In other news, Madison Dearborn Partners has picked up Intermedia from Oak Hill Capital Partners. Intermedia is known for bringing about a slate of new cloud tools that have proven secure and reliable in the wider field. Now that they have joined forces with Madison Dearborn, Intermedia hopes for new and faster growth thanks to augmented channel partner programs that should prompt new sales. The last few years have been huge for Intermedia. You can find out more on how Madison Dearborn is going to help them improve further HERE.
9/24/2016 5:22:00 AM
Attunity this week introduced an SAP data replication solution to allow organizations to do analytics more quickly and easily.
9/23/2016 5:18:03 PM
What could possibly improve workforce management? OnviSource, Inc., provider of workforce optimization and customer experience management (CXM) solutions, has already found success in this area. Well, they're looking to improve their solutions even further by partnering with WFMSG, Inc. Through this partnership, they will be integrating with and utilizing WFMSG's Community workforce management for OnviSource's Persona workforce management (WFM) solution.
9/23/2016 5:16:32 PM
Mothernode, a developer of customer relationship management (CRM) software, announced this week that it will now include email marketing capabilities into its service plans.
9/23/2016 4:25:20 PM
With these new insights available, brands and influencers will have a much easier time going forward. Snapchat can be an incredibly influential tool when it comes to marketing, and now companies have the appropriate tools to measure how well the platform is working for them.
9/23/2016 3:44:19 PM
Just over a decade ago, I recall hearing about this new online beauty brand that was selling make-up and beauty tools for $1.00. It was almost unheard of to have a website at that time to shop around on and pick out things like lipstick, makeup brushes or eyeliners for that price. It created quite a buzz I recall for all of us beauty followers, even as far back as 2006, before the YouTube beauty vloggers and Instagram makeup artists created an entirely new following for the industry.
9/23/2016 3:44:11 PM
Great ideas are a dime a dozen, let's face facts. The problem, however, is sharing this idea, product or service with the masses in a timely, relevant and engaging way in order to push ahead awareness and the sales process - the life of a marketer. Much like writers' block, marketers can struggle with creativity from time to time. When the trash can is filled with the crumpled existence of mediocre ideas and you just need to clear your head, an upcoming release may offer the clarity you seek so desperately.
9/23/2016 2:42:07 PM
Beavers, birds, monkeys, raccoons, snakes, squirrels, weasels - all of these lovely creatures have at one point or another been credited with power outages.
9/23/2016 2:10:26 PM
Virtual reality is one of the most exciting new technologies in the world today, and it is being leveraged across nearly all verticals for a number of different purposes. Tailgating Sports Marketing is the latest to embrace this new technology, creating a new and exciting experience for fans at sporting events.
9/23/2016 2:02:56 PM
b2d marketing is a dental and medical marketing firm that is dedicated to helping dentists, physicians and other healthcare professionals grow exponentially. The company states that they deliver strategy, sales, branding, design and interactive to their clients. b2d has found success in their marketing ventures so far, which is reinforced by the fact that they have just been named to the 2016 national Small Business Drives America (SBDA) honor roll.
9/23/2016 1:51:00 PM
Just recently, a couple of schools lost power, including Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), which prompted the cancellation of some of the school's evening classes, and the Marcellus Central School District in New York. While the outages probably didn't impact all that many classes, it could have had a much farther-reaching impact than it did, demonstrating conclusively why it's a smart idea to have backup power systems.
9/23/2016 1:50:58 PM
Metalogix, a provider of solutions to move, manage and protect content within enterprise collaboration platforms, has announced that Ben Levitan has joined the company as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Metalogix also announced that John Duvall joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
9/23/2016 1:28:34 PM
Your network is a living entity. The rigid architecture of days past are long gone and, as hardware has seen better days, software continues to lead the charge into the next generation of network solutions. Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) empowers a network with the flexibility required to ensure application performance remains at peak levels and the demands of today's digitally transformed enterprise are more than met.
9/23/2016 1:26:37 PM
As average consumers, every day we use technology that most of us do not appreciate. Allow me to clarify, the network is a complex architecture requiring many (I use this word lightly) moving parts to ensure that the Facebook video you just clicked on plays without a hitch, or the SaaS applications you so desperately need for your day to day office affairs performs flawlessly. This is no small task.
9/23/2016 1:05:02 PM
Real time communications are reserving a space across the spectrum of industry. From the contact center to the conference room and beyond, real time communications are enabling new and innovative means to provide services. An area seeing a boon because of real time is telehealth, and this week telemedicine startup Digital Noema Telehealth (DN Telehealth) announced the integration of WebRTC into its white label telemedicine solutions.
9/23/2016 1:01:22 PM
In this episode of the IoT Time Podcast, Ken Briodagh sits down with Dev Bhatia, Senior Director, Product Management, CalAmp.
9/23/2016 12:49:23 PM
Hot on the heels of being named The Next Great SaaS Service Franchise by Guggenheim Securities, ServiceNow is kicking things up a notch. The company is already a major player in the IT service management (ITSM) space and is shifting its focus and resources to a logical growth trajectory by offering compelling IT operations management (ITOM) tools.
9/23/2016 12:31:09 PM
It doesn't really matter what software of any kind can do if no one can actually use it. That's why ease of use is almost as important as a feature set, and that's also why one of the latest releases from Unify Square should be so helpful: the PowerSuite line of solutions.
9/23/2016 11:54:37 AM
Konica Minolta, for some people, might bring to mind images of impressive cameras, but the company has been working beyond that image for some time now. Its All Covered IT services division recently introduced a new portfolio that drives the point home: Konica Minolta is delivering on the next generation of business capability, and has new technology waiting to help.
9/23/2016 11:44:50 AM
As much as the summer Olympics brings an opportunity to cheer on our favorite athletes, there's another tradition that lends to the brilliance of the mad marketer: signing the Olympic champion to an endorsement deal. If you're not a fan of the Games, you'll still become familiar with the gold medalists simply by watching the latest commercials for top brands.
9/23/2016 11:31:53 AM
There are so many things wrong with this story, that I don't know where to start.
9/23/2016 11:31:26 AM
Consumers are cutting the cord on traditional video services in increasingly numbers, opting for streaming and over-the-top (OTT) services as more high-value content becomes available on a stand-alone, subscription basis. The trend is forcing cable companies to rework their business models while adding new and competitively priced services if they hope to survive.
9/23/2016 11:13:19 AM
Think of some of the traditional adversaries in the world: the Hatfields and the McCoys, Yankees fans and Red Sox fans, and sales and marketing. The latter, while it may not be common knowledge among people who have worked in neither function, is legendary. Sales blames marketing for not providing adequate material for sales enablement, and marketing blames sales for not adequately using what they do create. In most companies, a lack of communication exists between the two departments. Often, the two functions outright blame one another for their lack of success.
9/23/2016 11:10:54 AM
Developers are now creating VoIP functionalities from scratch that allows them to integrate different communication solutions that can be accessed across different devices and platforms. The process can be challenging, and without the right communications APIs it can be time-consuming and costly. The launch of the new analytics service called Voice Insights by Twilio looks to give developers a tool that can pinpoint the technical issues responsible for drop in audio quality by helping to optimize Web calls.
9/23/2016 10:45:45 AM
The advent of business technology beyond the 10-key and the fax machine enabled a whole new world of efficiency and progress. Computer technology, network infrastructure and unified communications brought a whole new realm of capabilities, yet only set the stage for a whole new generation of solutions. With access to cloud-based solutions and web-scale networking, the boundaries have all but been removed.
9/23/2016 10:28:08 AM
With cloud-based information technology (IT) platforms having so much value in the field these days-it's hard to think of any specific part of business that doesn't have some kind of cloud presence-the value of having cloud tools to work with is clear. It's even more clear that there's a value in having such tools to offer other businesses, and Madison Dearborn Partners recently landed a new such slate for itself, picking up Intermedia from Oak Hill Capital Partners.
9/23/2016 10:26:31 AM
The Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri offers a variety of fun things to do, whether you like water sports, hiking, eating or shopping. It's a favorite destination for my sister and I when we meet to celebrate our birthdays for the year each fall. We always plan for a stop at the outlet mall where we have to spend time at Harry & David.
9/23/2016 10:24:50 AM
The ability to integrate different communications solutions is required in today's multi-device/platform/channel and touch point environment. Without the integration capability, it greatly limits the number of customers companies are able to interact with. AltiGen, a provider of Microsoft-based Cloud Unified Communications solutions, is avoiding this scenario with its new UC Cloud service by bringing together Hosted Skype for Business with its MaxACD Cloud Contact Center delivered as a fully managed service.
9/23/2016 9:13:38 AM
Call center agents have the unique tasks of ensuring callers on the other end of the phone are happy and satisfied with their interaction and with the company. This gets more difficult as communications channels expand and agents find themselves trying to keep someone on the other end of a chat screen happy too. Nothing is more important in these situations than keeping your cool and delivering consistent care - regardless of how the caller may be acting.
9/23/2016 8:45:26 AM
In just five years, the overall global population of people using the Internet has grown 60 percent, from 2 billion users in 2011 to more than 3.4 billion people in 2016. This is in part responsible for producing 2.5 exabytes of data every single day, which is 2,684,354,560 gigabytes. And as the amount of data continues to increase at unprecedented scales, the infrastructure to carry the data has to provide faster traffic, which is what Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom T-Labs and Technical University of Munich have accomplished with a one Terabit-per-second transmission in a groundbreaking optical technology trial.
9/23/2016 8:22:57 AM
Today's workforce is dramatically different than what it was a decade ago. The introduction of smart mobile devices, social media and wireless broadband now makes it possible for employees to work from virtually anywhere. This has introduced a collaborative environment in which employees and their colleagues, vendors and customers can interact with each other using the technology. The CustomInvite software created by Modality System, which will be showcased at Microsoft Ignite by Pexip, is going to simplify the process of bringing participants of Skype for Business meetings together using Outlook.
9/23/2016 8:18:26 AM
On the craziest of days, it's always great when I can put something in the crockpot in the morning. When everyone gets home at the end of the day, dinner is ready and we can quickly get to our other commitments. The only time this plan isn't a great one is when there's an unexpected power outage. The crockpot goes off and we get home to a raw meal.
9/23/2016 8:13:45 AM
Pockets of communities throughout the United States have experienced more than their fair share of rain this season. In some cases, mudslides and hydroplaning are the extent of the damage done. In other situations, the rain produced unprecedented flooding that displaced homes and businesses, leaving many without access to the very basics.
9/23/2016 8:10:18 AM
Yahoo! is facing a lot of challenges lately. Add to the heap the breach - which the company confirmed today - that has affected 500 million Yahoo! accounts and is believed to have been carried out by a state-sponsored actor.
9/23/2016 8:01:33 AM
Technology is turning the world on its head, in a good way of course. As innovation augments the number of digital solutions available to marketers, one key hurdle yet to be overcome is attribution. As in, how do you pair anonymous web shoppers to offline transactions? TRANSPARENCY has a solution.
9/22/2016 7:16:15 PM
Results of a new study by Future Market Insights (FMI) on the VoIP Services market confirms what many have been saying all along - that VoIP's benefits are still valued and that the market has no sign of slowing.
9/22/2016 6:56:37 PM
I'm at the IBMEdge conference this week, and one of the topics that came up at lunch today was how robotics are going to dramatically change how and when we buy goods and consume services. It is really going to seem like a strange new world where we may never need to drive to work, go to the store, or physically do a lot of the jobs that people do today.
9/22/2016 6:21:53 PM
Between AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon, you might think 5G will be available - as in commercially available, you'll be able to buy a handset - next year. Not happening. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) standard won't be finalized until 2020, meaning there's going to be an ugly amount of pre-5G hardware rolling out in Asia. But that isn't going to stop the hype.
9/22/2016 5:45:16 PM
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