Find out how companies have deployed remote access SSL VPNs to increase remote user satisfaction, improve accessibility to corporate resources, support business continuity planning, and reduce overall implementation and ongoing management costs. The white paper also covers how cloud-based SSL VPN services address high availability requirements, support unforeseen spikes in activity and optimize network performance. Lastly, learn how a single SSL VPN platform can support all your mobile access, telecommuting and partner extranet requirements to improve your ROI.
As business becomes more global and teams can often be dispersed across cities or continents, businesses have begun adapting telecommuting as an added corporate culture benefit and as a way to recruit and retain key talent. As a result, managers may find themselves forced to respond to an all-new set of needs and concerns from their staffs. How does the international team leader ensure that the necessary lines of communication stay up when there are thousands of miles and half a dozen time zones separating offices?
Flexible work arrangements (FWAs) can come in many forms, including telecommuting, compressed workweeks and flexible scheduling that allows employees to perform tasks outside of core business hours. Improvements in technology have made FWAs possible for a broader segment of the labor force, but some of these arrangements have yet to achieve widespread acceptance in many organizations’ workplace cultures. However, SHRM research shows that participation in some FWAs has risen in recent years, and these measures have yielded positive results for companies’ recruitment and retention efforts, as well as their employees’ development and productivity.
Teamwork: In today’s workplace, it’s the new normal.
Organizations of nearly all sizes and industries find that activating high-performance teams can deliver dramatic results. These teams, unlike those of the recent past, prominently include people from outside the organization, such as contractors, suppliers, and consultants as well as colleagues in disparate locations.
Read this Harvard Business Review study to learn how your organization can respond to todays collaboration challenges:
Integrating workers who might be telecommuting or working flexible hours.
Reacting to new business drivers such as speed to market, mobility, and globalization.
Present collaboration tools that fall short on supporting the depth, pace, and style of teamwork now required to remain competitive.
Technology trends like telecommuting, BYOD, VoIP and SaaS adoption bring new challenges to the underlying network infrastructure that connects branch offices and datacenters. This guide explains how to tackle the challenges faced by the internet-centric enterprise by intelligently monitoring your WAN, LAN, Wi-Fi and SaaS applications through a combination of Enterprise and Endpoint Agents.
Emerging technologies empower, but they can also confuse. Workers in the new mobile landscape struggle to manage communications with mobile phones, landlines, VoIP calls and different voicemail boxes, email, IM, text messages and social networking applications. Unified Communications is the answer. It’s the bridge between all these communication systems helping manage communications with one interface.
The mobile office is a reality in today’s world. According to the Philadelphia Business Journal, telecommuting has increased more than 73 percent since 2005, meaning a burgeoning number of employees are accessing corporate documents and data on their mobile devices. In a recent IDG Enterprise survey, 82 percent of respondents reported that at least some colleagues have completed tasks from mobile devices, whether those devices are managed or not.
There's no "one size fits all" when it comes to telecommuting.
This new Forrester white paper explores how implementing best practices to create a telecommuting program and standardized policy significantly reduces operational costs and increases employee productivity - a winning combination in a tough economy.
Virtual meetings are all the rage these days. More workers are mobile, the marketplace is global and technology seamlessly links people and places like never before. But to ensure that your virtual meetings are productive, you've got to do a little fine-tuning.
Today, the global marketplace isn't just for giants in the professional services industry. Organizations of all sizes are globalizing operations with a little help from web-based meeting and collaboration tools.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Aug 16, 2017
"WR believes that huddle rooms should be an integral part of every organization’s meeting room and
collaboration strategy for several reasons including:
- the addition of millennials to the work environment
- the enhanced interest (and in some cases use) of open work spaces and telecommuting
- the increased need to support large numbers of collaborative and distributed work teams
But most companies remain stymied about how to deal with these spaces. This study, sponsored by
Polycom, is intended to raise awareness of the value and importance of these misunderstood,
mismanaged, and often under-appreciated meeting spaces."
Published By: XpertHR
Published Date: Apr 17, 2017
Employers with operations in multiple states are inundated with hundreds, or even thousands, of new or changed state, county and city rules, regulations and ordinances affecting the employment relationship each year. HR’s job of ensuring legal compliance is quite a challenge, as a result. The complexity of understanding the nuances of the various requirements and how they interrelate with each other and federal requirements (if any) is heightened with a mobile, increasingly telecommuting workforce.
As enterprises large and small shift their information to the cloud, an explosion of SaaS tools are making it easier than ever for employees to collaborate and innovate. Much of this sharing is being done across time zones and physical locations, by workers who are telecommuting, working in shared or public spaces, and from open networks. Information is stored on central, third-party servers that are accessible across the company and the world by anyone with an internet connection.
As a result, online security is increasingly being pushed to the forefront as a major corporate expense. Yet, 89% of the global information workforce lack clarity on how security applies to the cloud. “Data is suddenly everywhere, and so are the number of people, access points and administrators who can control – or worse, copy – the data." Please download the white paper to learn more.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Sep 18, 2015
With telecommuting and mobility on the rise in the workplace, the conference room as the main hub of collaboration is beginning to look like an archaic concept. Wainhouse Senior Analyst Andrew Davis believes it’s just the opposite. With the proliferation of video collaboration, conference rooms are actually becoming an even more integral part of the workplace.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Jan 06, 2015
This document will outline five easy steps to create awareness, increase utilization and expedite adoption of video collaboration across your organization. You’ve recently added video to your communications environment. Now the real challenge begins –getting your company to actually use the solution. What is the best way to launch and promote video collaboration internally? Which departments or groups should you be targeting? What are the keys to maximizing usage levels? What are the major concerns surrounding video, and how do you overcome them?