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What it means - BYOD, Enterprise Mobility and Mobile Device Management

Posted by admin on 22-Jan-2014 09:54:43

Following our last posting discussing why CIOs will be focusing on mobility this year, this post takes a closer look at mobile working and the questions it presents for IT teams.

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Topics: Unified Communications, BYOD

New Year – New Priorities for the CIO

Posted by admin on 08-Jan-2014 16:31:16

As we start the New Year, we’re taking a look at the new developments we might expect to see this year. Most commentators agree that IT spending will increase in 2014, as the recovery gains pace. At Connect Communications we have been studying the analysts’ predictions, and listening to our customers, to see what their priorities are going to be in the coming year.

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Topics: Unified Communications, BYOD

Looking into the Enterprise Mobility Market, our seminar in the Heron Tower

Posted by admin on 15-Oct-2013 10:49:17

17th floor of Heron Tower is a good place from which to take a bird’s eye view of our market. Phillip Pexton of Canalys presented a great analysis of the mobility solutions market - an industry in transition - driven by three broad underlying trends, increasing enterprise mobility and growth in smart devices, transformation in the data centre and consumerization. (By this we mean Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD which we have discussed before.)

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Topics: Unified Communications, BYOD, News

Connect Communications present the new Shortel Dock for iPad and iPhone

Posted by admin on 27-Sep-2013 13:37:13

Yesterday, Connect Communications presented the new Shortel Dock for iPad and iPhone to a group of City clients at our Enterprise Mobility Showcase in the glossy Heron Tower.

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Topics: BYOD

Blog Battling Vendors

Posted by admin on 19-Jul-2013 09:46:17

Connect Communications’ Marketing Director Tom Perry looks at how the largest vendors are all targeting collaboration on the desktop.

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Topics: Unified Communications, BYOD

CYOD what it means for IT

Posted by admin on 18-Jun-2013 11:10:58

Unified Communications Systems - What happens when everyone chooses their own devices and “apps”?

In this post, we are looking at what happens when a company allows people to choose their own devices and bring them into work (CYOD). The first observation is that IT teams need to work with devices and operating systems that they did not choose and which are not part of the original corporate choice.

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Topics: Unified Communications, BYOD

Choose Your Own Device

Posted by admin on 12-Jun-2013 13:40:17

Smartphones,Tablets and “Surface” – the choice grows..

In this post, we are looking at predictions for the smartphone and tablet sales and how the trends in tablets and smart phones might shape up during the rest of 2013, as these are the devices that our clients’ employees will be bringing into the office.

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Topics: BYOD

The real challenges of BYOD are the less obvious ones

Posted by admin on 09-May-2013 10:23:28

Listen to your users and build a great UC solution

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) brings some obvious challenges in terms of budgeting and co-ordinating the devices that employees want to use. However, the real challenges of BYOD are the less obvious ones.

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Topics: BYOD

BYOD – think beyond the device, think about the network

Posted by admin on 09-Mar-2013 07:50:43

It’s become fashionable to talk about BYOD, meaning bringing your own device, typically a smartphone or a tablet computer, to work. The rise of the tablet computer and its use in the corporate environment has been one of the biggest changes we’ve seen over the last few months, and it’s one of the factors driving companies to look harder at Unified Communications.

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Topics: BYOD

Nowhere to hide

Posted by admin on 11-Feb-2013 20:16:26

As unified communications and BYOD become workplace reality, it is the support teams that are most affected. These technological trends are adding to the devices, applications and technologies that we need to support for our clients, and as such, the responsibilities of our support teams are becoming broader, deeper and more complex.

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Topics: Unified Communications, BYOD