The hospitality is changing rapidly in regards to their guest experience. By utilizing a guest's cell phone you can now check in, use your phone as a room key or map for the hotel and access amenities by pairing your phone. Check out how Mitel has helped over 24 Flag Hotels roll out this feature for their guests.
Mitel used their collaboration solution to help secure an event over 1 million people over a single weekend. There was a need for an application utilizing photographs and mobile phones to assist first responders in isolating dangerous individuals or groups throughout the event. The outcome of the application allowed for Harris County to isolate a suspicious individual in record time.
Multi-location customers have unique needs and complexity that single location companies do not. Oftentimes their IT staff sits in a different location or are scattered across multiple sites. Finding a communication system easy to preconfigure so a remote branch just needs to plug it in allows an IT department to spend more time on strategic initiatives rather than trouble shooting. IT also can easily reduce travel expenses and headaches. Many multi-location companies also have remote employees who work from home and utilize their own equipment. All of these challenges contribute to the four tools every multi-location company should take advantage of:
The Internet of Things has exploded over the past few years. The term IoT refers to the implementation of sensors and technology into everyday objects. A good example of this is the Apple Watch. There was a time where watches had one function which was to tell time. As technology developed now watches are able to receive phone calls, messages, emails and track fitness activity. So where did the concept of IoT come from?
Have you noticed the recent increase in use of cell phones and tablets to streamline tasks in organizations lately? Unified Communications have pushed digital transformation forward by allowing schools, churches, and restaurants to use mobile devices to communicate more efficiently and effectively.
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As the country slowly recovers from the destruction left from the hurricanes Harvey and Irma, more and more businesses are turning to their IT teams to ensure their business-critical communications are up and running. According to Forbes, “IT professionals and CIOs are the new “superheroes” we call upon during extraordinary circumstances…” As the country embarks upon rebuilding this is a time where many businesses will either sink or swim.
The projection of Global Public LWPA Connections for Industrial companies will rise tremendously over the next 5 years. According to the IHS Markit Low Power Wide Area Market Report – 2017; 2016 it’s expected over 400 million connections will be placed to assist with security, infrastructure and logistics by 20121. IHS Markit continues to state, “Integrating devices and data with analytical IoT platforms and UC, enables enterprises to become more responsive and improve customer experience.” What exactly does this mean to this industry? There are three main applications the IoT and UC will affect:
Long gone are the days where you have to pick up the phone to communicate with a coworker. Now there are a variety of mediums to collaborate and connect within a business environment. If your customer has a question, you can easily use features like presence and instant messaging to get the answers they need. Unified Communications (UC) describes the integration of multiple platforms for an enterprise organization. Here are some of the ways UC helps businesses function more effectively:
Co-nexus just published a video to our new You Tube channel on Unified Communications. Let us show you how to connect anywhere using any device. Being able to internally chat, collaborate and communicate makes employees more productive.
Hurricane season is here! With tropical storms, depressions and hurricanes brewing, it's important to take time to ensure you have a disaster recovery plan in place for your communications. Hurricane Ike damaged an estimated $29 billion properties according the The Storm Report. Hurricane Rita caused over 3 million residents to be evacuated according to Hurricane Science. The list of people, businesses and property affected by natural disasters is long and more storms will be added this year. Let's take a look at how you can improve redundancy in the event your business is hit.