Are you in the mood for a game? A Unified Communications game?
Today we present you with the Big Unified Communications Buzz-Word Search Puzzle to trial both your Sales and Technical vocabulary. Can you manage to find all 30 Unified Communications buzzwords?
Let us know if you managed to beat the game in the comment section below and make sure to drop us the time you needed for a little feeling of competition.
By the way, we don’t mind sharing this at all so make sure you print a copy and pin it to the office pin board for a game-break or drop it to your Social Networks and see how your connections are doing.
Telepresence enables you to much more than only using it holding meetings – you can even build your business on it!
Technologies such as Telepresence has changed many things and many industries and made many of our day-to-day routines and activities much easier or more enjoyable. For everything from staying in touch with friends and families, to travelling to work, to managing and organizing information there are new ways of doing things that have enabled us to do more, more quickly.
Of course business is one area that has been particularly impacted by Unified Communications, especially Telepresence and with easier communication and amazing productivity tools the very business models we rely on are changing.
And one thing in particular here that has been altered is the where of business. As technology improves and we’re able to communicate all around the world, there is no longer the same need to be in a single place to run a business or even to have a base of operations. This then means that we can not only save a huge amount on rent and other overheads, but also potentially enjoy much more freedom in the way we work. Here’s how you can use modern technology to enjoy life as a ‘nomad businessman’ (or woman).
Running a Business from a Café
For the most part business involves providing a product or service to a client or consumer and in the majority of cases this doesn’t actually require any face-to-face interaction. Sure if you run a restaurant or a high street store then you’ll need a physical location to serve your customers, but if you’re providing consultancy work, web design or customer service, or if you sell a product, then normally this can all be handled online thanks to communication technology such as Telepresence.
And with the portability of many devices such as smartphones and laptops, there’s no reason that this shouldn’t mean working from a café, from a park bench or from your flat – you could even work while travelling around the world. Most places have WiFi connections, and when you’re out of reach you can use a 3G connection (or even a 4G connection) to get online.
With most of our files stored on the cloud meanwhile, and with most services pushing for a paperless option, you’ll never be out of reach of the information you need. And if you need a business meeting? Well it always creates a metropolitan and modern vibe to ask to meet in a café, or using a webcam you can engage in Telepresence – saving you and your clients time and money.
Of course some services do require a physical location for production. If you are creating a product that you want to sell then copies will need to be manufactured and stored somewhere until you sell them via your website. However this doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t live the nomad lifestyle as these services can now be outsourced using digital manufacturing and thanks to ‘print on demand’ companies you won’t even need to store any stock. And if you aren’t fussed about producing your own products then you could simply become an affiliate marketer.
In short computers, smartphones, tablets and the web at large are now making it possible for us to get out of the office and run businesses from wherever we choose. We are now all connected at all times and we all have access to large production and printing services. In the next few decades the traditional office environment may no longer be relevant at all… What do you think?
6 benefits of Digital Signage that can help your business gain more exposure
Digital Signage is a type of electronic display that is used to advertise and build awareness of new products. The images are displayed via LED, LCD monitors and may be projected as well.
This type of signage is usually found in hotels, retail and fast food outlets, airports and train stations, among other places. The content that is seen on the monitors is uploaded and controlled by computer using specialized software.
As an advertising medium, Digital Signage works so well because it strikes the perfect balance between subtly and “in your face”.
When compared to traditional print advertising and billboards, digital signage carries a number of benefits which include:
- Reduced costs
While the initial outlay for the sign may be a lot more than what a print ad would cost the money that will be saved on printing costs further down the line.
- Web connectivity
Digital monitors can be connected to the web which allows news feeds, Twitter feeds, currency updates, weather updates and more to be incorporated into the display. Blog post and video content from video sites such as YouTube and eHow may be included in the display as well. For example, in a doctor’s office a monitor could display general health facts and tips and feature real-time news RSS feed and weather updates.
- Attracts attention
The advantage is that it grabs attention in a more subtle way – Whereas traditional advertising methods such as television, print and radio capture attention in a more direct manner. The high definition displays combined with vivid colours and the ability to include elements such as news feeds and online video allows advertisers to break through the noise (associated with traditional advertising) and connect with customers.
- Content is easily updatable
In addition to cost savings one of the great advantages behind digital signage design is the ability to update content at the click of a finger (or rather a mouse button). For example, a restaurant could utilise a series of digital menu boards that display different menu’s as the day progresses – i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Influence purchases decisions
When you take into account that most decisions are made in store, a digital display that uses a combination of high quality images and video can have a powerful influence on buying decisions.
- Platform to showcase work
If you run an architectural firm for example, you could set up slide show to allow prospective clients to view some of your completed projects. People tend to trust peer recommendation over advertising and displaying projects you’ve worked on for others will promote your brand and reinforce trust in your services.