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The Best Communication Tools for Remote Working Success

Posted by Lee Ho on Tue, Sep 01, 2015

If you’re a manager of any kind, take a moment to think about the team you oversee. How many people in your department work from home at night—even if it’s just to catch up on a few emails? How many hop on a quick conference call while running errands during their lunch break?

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Topics: Productivity, remote workers, embedded communications

Top Communication, Collaboration Challenges for International Offices

Posted by Lee Ho on Tue, Aug 25, 2015

For local or regional companies not up to date on state-of-the-art technology, keeping in-house employees communicating and collectively focused is hard enough; imagine the exponential challenge this poses for organizations that operate across the globe.

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Topics: voicemail, enterprise mobility, embedded communications

Why Embedded UC Accelerates the Sales Cycle

Posted by Davide Petramala on Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Your company works tirelessly to attract and retain new customers. Your editorial team, for instance, may churn out new gated assets (i.e. eBooks, whitepapers) every quarter in order to promote brand awareness. Your marketing division may collaborate on targeted new campaigns in order to keep existing customers engaged based on where they are in the customer journey.

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Topics: Salesforce, Sales Collaboration, embedded communications

Get to Know the Developers: Product Manager Pedram Mohammadi

Posted by Sindi Markette on Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Tens of thousands of customers use Esna’s embedded UC&C products in order to seamlessly communicate and collaborate; however, there are only a few who skillfully work behind the scenes to make the magic happen. In our “Get to Know the Developers” series, we’ll be pulling back the curtain to reveal who some of these experts are. Most recently we featured our Senior Product Manager Bryan Dingwall. Now we’re casting the spotlight on Product Manager Pedram Mohammadi, who recently sat down to discuss what he loves most about his role and why he’s passionate about Esna’s products.

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Topics: Esna Technologies, embedded communications, Microsoft Office

Why One Vendor Sometimes Isn’t Enough

Posted by Sindi Markette on Tue, Aug 18, 2015

As technology vendors broaden their service offerings in an effort to gain market share, enterprise customers have more options than ever for excelling communications and collaboration.   

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Topics: technology ROI, embedded communications, Microsoft Office

Improve Employee Happiness with Embedded Communications

Posted by Sindi Markette on Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Finally Doing Away With the ‘I Don’t Knows’ and ‘Not Nows’ in the Workplace

There seems to be a case of the “I don’t knows” within the modern day workplace, and it’s a fast-spreading, contagious disease. Without the right tools and technologies, it’s not uncommon for employees to pass off responsibilities or duties to one another simply by shrugging them off their own shoulders. When following up on a task, project or other deadline-driven initiative, for example, unprepared workers can resort to the fact that either the present is not a good time for a follow-up, or they simply don’t have an answer.  

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Topics: employee happiness, Productivity, embedded communications

Esna for Office 365: A Winning Combination

Posted by Mohammad Nezarati on Tue, Aug 11, 2015

For more than 25 years, Esna has developed enterprise software solutions that integrate communication and collaboration tools into the business applications that we use everyday to get work done. We boast a long history in this space, dating back to the 1990s when our products integrated with desktop applications in Windows 95 and Microsoft Outlook.

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Topics: Esna Technologies, embedded communications, Microsoft Office

Three Communication Practices that Waste Employees’ Time

Posted by Alex Misevski on Wed, Aug 05, 2015

No company can remain efficient nor profitable without the ability to seamlessly communicate and collaborate. The level of efficiency and profitability a company experiences, however, depends on the technology it has implemented in order to do so. Below are three communication technologies and practices that could be slowing your team down and wasting vital work hours:

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Topics: better collaboration, employee happiness, Productivity

Prevent Your Team From Losing Focus This Summer with Collaboration

Posted by Alex Misevski on Mon, Aug 03, 2015

Employers have a more difficult time keeping a fire lit under their teams during the sunny days of summer. In employees’ eyes, the season offers up prime conditions for taking advantage of paid time off to travel or just relax in vacation mode. Many companies even support summer enjoyment by decreasing Friday work hours.

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Topics: employee happiness, Productivity, collaboration tools

Your People Are Not Conventional, Nor Should Your Communication Be

Posted by Jacqueline Frankish on Fri, Jul 31, 2015

At Esna, we don’t believe there is such a thing as a conventional business. A business is as successful as its people, and no two people are the same.

That’s why we think it’s important to have a range of tools at your disposal to allow your people to communicate, and collaborate in a way that best suits them.

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Topics: Esna Technologies, UK Events, TaskHop

Creativity and Productivity: Complementary or Contradictory?

Posted by Lee Ho on Thu, Jul 30, 2015

In the world of enterprise collaboration, employers should be keeping a close eye on hiring and nurturing employees who are characterized as being creative thinkers. There are common traits that these highly creative people embody in comparison to others who may be a bit more technical. In a recent article covering the subject, the Huffington Post described these creative types as being hyper-observational and people who seek experiences and ask questions in order to see the big picture, for example.

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Topics: employee happiness, Productivity, collaboration tools

How Can One Pogo to Better Collaboration? Find out at Sport Fest 2015

Posted by Jacqueline Frankish on Wed, Jul 29, 2015

You probably never imagined that there would be such a thing as a professional pogo athlete, did you?

Then again, you probably never considered internal business communications to be a professional sport, either.

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Topics: Esna Technologies, UK Events, TaskHop

You May Not Be Productive Working Remotely, But Your Team May Be

Posted by Sindi Markette on Tue, Jul 28, 2015

One’s ability to work remotely depends on his or her position within the company. For example, it can be difficult for Managers, Directors or C-level executives to work outside of the office. Although these people frequently work outside of the office while traveling to meet with prospects, collaborate with partners and network with other thought leaders, during a regular workday these leaders’ should be on-premises in order to effectively oversee operations, direct and influence company culture and ensure team unity.

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Topics: Productivity, collaboration tools, remote workers

Better Collaboration For Your Business Family

Posted by Jacqueline Frankish on Mon, Jul 27, 2015

The average person will spend over a third of their waking hours at work during their lifetime. Is there any wonder that the people you work with become like a second family?

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Topics: Esna Technologies, UK Events, TaskHop

Better Collaboration Should be Fun!

Posted by Jacqueline Frankish on Fri, Jul 24, 2015

If there’s one thing that nearly always gets lost when a business introduces new processes and procedures, it’s fun.

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Topics: Esna Technologies, UK Events, TaskHop

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