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Future-proofing unified communications; from telephony to the workspaces of the future
UC saves the workplace time and makes work collaborative.
Hearing the phrase B2B unified communications (UC) conjures up images of the traditional conference call - hammering in the random passcode, stating your name, sitting back and listening to the copyright-free piece of salsa music until others join and the conference call starts. Perhaps you’ve sat waiting for the other person, staring at the telephone, sending hopeful emails to remind them of the call whilst you sit thinking about all the other things you could be doing.
How could Unified Communications energies my business?
"The way people are communicating has fundamentally changed", says Sahil Rekhi, MH of RingCentral EMEA.
"People are mobile and online, and while the smartphone is their preferred communications device, they're multi-modal. They can switch between the tablet and the desktop - tehy just want all of their data available everywhere, and social has become a big component of that".
The Perils of Sneaking up the Supply Chain
The benefits of digital transformation in the corporate world are well documented, boosting customer interactions in tandem with an organization’s bottom line, thanks to faster and more reliable services.
As a result, our supply chains have never been more connected. However, thanks to this newly interconnected nature, cyber-criminals only have to break through one or two facets of one organization to potentially jeopardize multiple businesses. Consequently, businesses that focus only inwards for transformation efforts without examining the power and influence of their supply chain do so at their peril.
SaaS and beyond: why technology transformation is vital for the media and broadcast industry
With Industry 4.0 in full swing, changing market dynamics driven by the digital revolution are fundamentally rewriting the business operations for broadcast and media organisations, affecting their technology choices and working practices forever. Tech-savvy viewers continually struggle to sate their appetite for data-intensive HD and UHD content. From Killing Eve to Game of Thrones, royal weddings to Wimbledon, football matches to Taylor Swift’s Stadium Tour on Netflix, people are consuming content online, on the move, live and on-demand at unprecedented rates.
The need for balance in digitising public services
Afshin Attari, Director of Public Sector at Exponential-e would explore the delicate balance that needs to be struck in modernising public services
A couple of years after the launch of the iPhone in 2007, Apple famously pronounced “there’s an app for that.” A decade later, and what was originally a marketing slogan has never been truer. Whether booking a cab, ordering a takeaway, or buying clothes, the smartphone has revolutionised the way in which services are consumed today. Public services are no exception.
Securing telematics at every stage of the journey
The use of telematics in fleet management is nothing new. Using telecommunication devices to collect, store and send information between vehicles and a central office, telematics as we know it began with the advent of full-GPS access in the US in 1993.
Major automotive manufacturers first granted third parties access to this information in 2002, and the technology has continued to grow in sophistication ever since.
Why digitising supply chains is so vital for bricks and mortar stores
David Sharpe, senior account director at Exponential-e, discusses how retailers can use the cloud to better enable their store networks.
According to the latest PwC report, around 14 shops are closing across the UK every day, as the nation’s high streets face one of the most difficult seasons in half a decade. A cursory glance at recent headlines demonstrates all too clearly that the convenience of online shopping is a threat to traditional bricks-and-mortar (B&M) retailers that shows no signs of easing off.
Becoming an SD-DP Service Provider (Part II) – A Brief Case Study on Exponential-e, Ltd.
This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W. Wang
(Continued from Part I)
On the cloud end, the firm has got involved with SD data center and cloud solutions for years and has some cloud talents in house who can run and offer a private IaaS in supplement to enterprises use and need for public cloud like AWS, Azure, Google, etc. This also allows them to set up a Cloud Management Platform (CMP), in conjunction with their SD-WAN capabilities, to facilitate multi and hybrid cloud access and adoption for enterprises and public agencies.
Becoming an SD-DP Service Provider (Part I) – A Brief Case Study on Exponential-e, Ltd.
This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by David W. Wang
When I came up with the term “Software Defined Digital Platform” (SD-DP) last December in a blog post, back then it was mostly a leading thought and concept, trying to capture some industry trends shaping the next-gen IT/Networking solution and service paradigm.
From coffee to catastrophe: the diary of a data spill
Once something goes wrong, it's not instant curtains for the business - there are always stages where the problem can be tackled to minimise fallout. It's worth taking a walk through a fictional data breach…
How bricks and mortar retailers can power themselves into the future
What does 2019 hold in the world of cloud and telecoms?
These are solid foundations for contemplating what’s on the horizon in 2019.
Last year swept by in a whirlwind, with technology solutions being core to keeping up with competitors, our preparation for Brexit, and new GDPR legislation changing people’s perceptions of data. These are solid foundations for contemplating what’s on the horizon in 2019
Laying the foundations to future-proof our NHS and power UK HealthTech
Following Matt Hancock's recent app-focused policy paper on the future of health, Afshin Attari, Director of Public Sector at Exponential-e, argues why it's no use championing new technologies such as video consultations or curative chatbots if the right infrastructure isn't in place to support it
Exponential-e CEO on Cloud, Security & Coffee
Lee Wade, CEO at UK cloud and data network operator Exponential-e, talks cloud and network evolution, automation, security and why he has two baristas at the company's London HQ.
British Medical Association CIO Ian Turfrey writes about the three stages of the organisation's digital transformation
Global businesses of all sizes, and across all sectors, are implementing mass scale digital transformation initiatives. Driven by the changing needs and wants of customers, some are trying to evolve into completely different types of businesses. Others are simply trying to innovate to enable them to improve their current service offering. But there is one common thread that runs through them all - the worry of where to start and how to ensure their digital transformation is a success.
How technology can future-proof company culture for recruiters
Thanks to technology, it’s never been easier to connect people. This is particularly relevant for the recruitment industry; meaningful connections are precisely the foundation on which the industry is built. After all, people don’t trust companies – they trust other people. Contributor Mark McAinsh, Senior Enterprise Account Director at Exponential-e
Applying the MOT model to businesses in a post-GDPR landscape
A business is a peculiar thing when you think about what goes into making it up. A set of staff, premises, a service or product that is provided in exchange for money, and a set of resources and technology that staff use to complete their daily tasks.
How SMES can keep their cool when it comes to compliance
Using integrated technical network solutions to achieve regulatory compliance can inherently offer proven ROI by ensuring that, for example, new contracts can be won through constantly proven compliance. by Jeff Finch
Technology is key to safeguarding broadcast and media businesses from spoiler sprees
Innovation and new technology are changing the way digital media is consumed faster than ever before. The roll out of 5G networks and compatible mobile devices will only accentuate such change. Across the broadcast and media industry, the benefits of digital transformation cannot be overstated.
VR, AR and MR: The Fourth Transformation – and What it Means for UK Businesses
To say that technology has transformed every aspect of our personal and working lives is a bit like saying peas are green. With each evolution it has undergone, technology has pivoted to become more immersive and collaborative, enabling connections between people, wherever they are in the world, in myriad ways. In a relatively short time, we’ve already come an amazingly long way.
Opinion: The impact of internet culture on the airport lounge experience
Time is a funny thing - think back to 2008 and it doesn’t seem that long ago at all. But in terms of technology, even the most high-tech of business travellers would have been showing off the ‘pour a beer’ app on their new iPhone 3G as they waited to board a flight. Emails on mobile were already a growing phenomenon, but our complicated relationship with technology was a lot more distant.
Cloud procurement: what’s happening now – what happens next
The driver behind cloud deployment is often the need for technological agility in the face of growing demand.
Cloud is mainstream. We’ve stopped making jokes about silver linings. We’ve overcome the security worries that held back adoption. And there’s no longer much need to explain the benefits to organisations facing huge demands for computational power.
A people-powered industry needs freeflowing data
Across the UK, the construction industry is facing some peculiarly modern problems.
It’s losing expertise for a start, with many workers retiring and too few young people stepping up to replace them. The reasons for this vary, but include issues such as wage erosion that have plagued the industry for years.
Guinness World Records bets on Office 365 and AWS to boost business expansion
Rob Howe, Director of IT at Guinness World Records, opens up about how cloud is supporting the organisation’s ongoing push to diversify its business
Each year, the book contains thousands of entries, charting the record-breaking feats and achievements of the human race and the wider natural world, all pulled together by a relatively small, yet geographically dispersed, in-house team of people.
How cloud technology is transforming the healthcare industry
The healthcare industry is one of the most challenging to transform, because of the huge number of legacy systems, combined with the amount of highly sensitive, personalised information How cloud technology is transforming the healthcare industry image
All over the world, many governments face countless issues in their quest for a digitised health service. The healthcare system, as a whole, faces unprecedented challenges, thanks to a reduction in resources – both in terms of staff and finance – as well as rising expectations and an escalating demand for digitised services.
Cloud computing: A brief history, where we are today and what’s next
Adopting the cloud - whether public, private or hybrid - is now paramount for CTOs wanting to drive their businesses forward. But what next?
Looking back over the past decade and considering the technological innovations that have made an immeasurable impact on humanity – from crowdfunding and cryptocurrencies, to streaming services and self-driving cars – chances are, in each case, cloud computing will have been involved.
Laying the foundations for a smart city
Jonathan Bridges, chief innovation officer at Exponential-e, on how we can build smart cities and reap the rewards.
Smart cities are inevitably the future, offering endless benefits for businesses, governments, and everyday citizens. These can range from heightened security, thanks to the likes of HD Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled CCTV and parking optimisation, through to smart lighting and a fully WiFi-enabled town centre to aid connectivity. There are also green initiatives, such as electric car charging and monitoring air quality through smartphones, enabling citizens to adjust their route through a city accordingly and promote a low-carbon atmosphere.
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