This Week in Collaboration

July 18, 2014, by Danielle Downs in Audio Visual Integration, Mobility, Telework, Unified Communications, Video Conferencing

Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. 

Seven tips for improving your remote meetings
The way teams work and collaborate is changing. Consulting, remote workforces and outsourcing are all on the rise. Even if you operate a team that is technically based in the same physical office, it’s becoming more and more common that your clients prefer to communicate in a virtual manner instead of in person due to time constraints. This article includes seven strategies and techniques that will make your next virtual meeting just as effective as its in-person counterpart.

How Video Conferencing is More Effective Than Shooting Business E-Mails
Talking to a co-worker or employee face-to-face is easy when you are all in the same building. However, when team members work remotely, it can be really difficult to create face-to-face meetings, so they often rely upon emailing and telephone calls. With video conferencing programs, you can virtually engage face-to-face with your team members to boost the productivity and efficiently of the team. You can even do so using your mobile phone while on the go.

What’s the future of healthcare? It’s collaboration
In the United States, healthcare providers are teaming up to provide coordinated and seamless patient care which reduces medical errors, and improves healthcare quality while lowering costs by avoiding unnecessary duplication of services. How can accountable organizations succeed both in delivering high-quality care and spending healthcare dollars more wisely, so that they can share in the savings they achieve for the Medicare program?

There’s still a security disconnect on BYOD
Corporate employees — and to a lesser extent IT managers — are taking a surprisingly lax approach towards security issues raised by the business use of personally owned smartphones and other mobiles devices, according to two surveys. Enterprise users were found to be deeply suspicious of any IT effort to implement security controls on their devices. In fact, many said they would choose not to bring personal devices to the workplace if employers planned to install security software on them.

Eight Classic Big Data Mistakes
Demand for big data analytics will only continue to soar as the overall market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 27% through 2017, amounting to a $32.4 billion market, according to industry research. Yet, with all of the investments into analytics tools and talent, CIOs and other IT leaders can lose sight of what they’re ultimately seeking to do. Collecting lots of big data, after all, doesn’t amount to much if teams don’t know how to effectively mine and translate it.

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Danielle Downs, Digital Marketing & Social Media Manager

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