If you didn’t catch the latest installment of our “Product Spotlight” series, Esna Collaboration Specialist Alex Misevski provided insight into exciting developments being made to Esna iLink for Avaya Scopia Desktop. The solution is a browser extension available for Internet Explorer and Chrome that enables users to start and schedule online Scopia meetings across any Web page or application (i.e. Google Apps, Office 365, Salesforce). You can click here to read more on this.
Whether or not you’ve heard about the deal Google revealed this week regarding its productivity suite Google Apps for Work, allow me to fill you in on the details...
If you didn’t catch it, Mohammad Nezarati, GM and VP of UC applications at Avaya, delivered a keynote speech on the future of communications at ITEXPO West 2015, a global business technology event that took place from October 5-8 in Anaheim, CA.
Businesses that still use “end-of-life” communications solutions—solutions that are no longer heavily marketed or supported by vendors today (think fax)—are unfortunately set to hit a major bump in the road on their way to organizational efficiency, productivity and profitability. Why? Millennials entering the workplace are completely disrupting and redefining the enterprise communications and collaboration landscape.
There are many people at Esna who diligently work behind the scenes in order to ensure our products and services best meet the needs of our customers. In our new “Get to Know the Developers” series, Esna will be shining a spotlight on some of our company’s best and brightest. We couldn’t think of anyone better to kick off our series than our very own Senior Product Manager Bryan Dingwall.
We have all been guilty of it at some point; whether it was while driving, on vacation or right before bed, we have all put in hours while off the clock. In fact, a recent study conducted by Cint found that seven out of 10 U.S. employees regularly work outside of office hours, most putting in about six hours per week in addition to their contracted hours.
Embedded real-time UC&C—otherwise known as a UC application—enables organizations worldwide to more seamlessly, productively and cost-efficiently collaborate with employees and customers. Retailers in particular could significantly benefit from embedding real-time communications (like IM, click-to-call, presence and video conferencing) into cloud-based collaboration applications (like Google Apps and Office365), especially as they look to expedite everyday business processes and improve the shopping experience for customers.
Employees who work in manufacturing are no stranger to the need to seamlessly communicate and collaborate; problem-solving, thinking on the fly and creating new ideas are second nature to these individuals. So, the question isn’t if manufacturing companies need better collaboration but how they can ensure this in the workplace.
The average employee today can be described as a multitasking master, but what does this mean for the quality of their work? After all, an individual can willingly don multiple hats and balance varying responsibilities but the quality of work may suffer.
Companies may feel extremely productive when using cloud-based collaboration applications like Google Apps, Office 365, Jive or Salesforce Chatter, but the majority of these applications only really seem to help individual users. That is, these applications can be very helpful and user-friendly, but they aren’t capable of serving as completely transformative enterprise collaboration solutions.
If recent research has shown us anything, it’s that businesses are officially jumping ship with their mainframe applications to embrace cloud computing with open arms. Just consider the following research we found after some digging:
Why are the Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, New Enlgland Patriots, and Dallas Cowboys ahead of the pack? With only one or two losses apiece respectively, these NFL teams’ playbooks must contain the secret ingredients to surpass their rivals week after week. But what about your company’s playbook? Do you have unbeatable plays that will keep you ahead?
Sales processes nowadays look nothing like they used to. Whereas in the past salespeople leaned on the old pencil-and-paper model and used rolodexes to store contact information, today’s top performers boast an arsenal of applications and strategies driven by cloud computing and UC for collaborating on proposals, connecting with prospects, training sales reps and closing deals.
A new era of sales is definitely here, and it’s being driven by innovative real-time communications and collaboration technology. As such, sales teams must have the right tools to get the job done. Esna knows this, which is why we’re so thrilled to have recently become a member of the Cloud Collective, an exciting coalition of the industry’s strongest Salesforce partners that work to arm sales teams with the very best cloud tools. Our leading embedded real-time communication and collaboration solutions, like Officelinx for Salesforce CRM, make Esna a perfect fit for this strong cloud ecosystem of key market players.
Most of us know the story of Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner. Created by Warner Bros. back in the 1940s, the always-hungry Coyote constantly chases the speedy Road Runner through the desert. But the Road Runner always outpaces his rival, leaving Coyote reaching for air.
The Road Runner’s shrewd counterattacks and avoidance of harm in a volatile setting can be very reflective of today’s next-generation workplace. During the workday, employees want to be just like the Road Runner—too fast to catch, leaving competitors in the dust. But with outdated communications platforms and traditional collaboration techniques, some companies have come dangerously close to having the anvil drop on their heads.