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RingCentral takes new swing at unifying all our communications - SiliconANGLE

RingCentral takes new swing at unifying all our communications - SiliconANGLE | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
RingCentral takes new swing at unifying all our communications - SiliconANGLE
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RingCentral is taking a new approach to unifying all of your communications tools and technologies into one easy to use interface. SiliconANGLE shares the full story: http://ringcentr.al/2mYDzf7
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What Google's New Emotional Intelligence Study Says About Teamwork and Success

What Google's New Emotional Intelligence Study Says About Teamwork and Success | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
Study backs up common experiences and provides insights into how to make teams work better.
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The office wants to be with you everywhere - Enterprise Management 360°

The office wants to be with you everywhere - Enterprise Management 360° | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
  The drive towards digital business is making more and more enterprises mobile, enabling employees to work from anywhere, using almost any device and a multitude of media to communicate and collaborate. Here, we ask... » read more
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Director of EMEA, John Marlow, tells Enterprise Management 360 how UCaaS tools such as RingCentral Office have revolutionised mobile working. http://ringcentr.al/1Rhd9SP
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If you want to start a business, these courses can help you make it successful - Business Insider

If you want to start a business, these courses can help you make it successful - Business Insider | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
Running your own business is challenging for a host of different reasons.
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17 Simple Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time

17 Simple Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
If you dream of starting your own business but are tied down with a full-time job, here are 17 simple steps to get it up and running--successfully.
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Businesses Texting Grows More Widespread

Businesses Texting Grows More Widespread | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
Nearly a third of respondents claim to receive 21-40 texts a day, and 10 percent said they receive a whopping 60 or more text messages per day.
RingCentral's insight:

A recent survey indicated employees are bringing habits from personal communication, such as using emojis and voice to text dictation, to their texting habits at work. See more astonishing stats on texting in the workplace from eWEEK.

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Why Texting Is Becoming a Key Business Tool

Why Texting Is Becoming a Key Business Tool | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
The majority of business professionals surveyed said they send at least 20 texts a day, and a number send 60 or more, with many feeling communications overload.
RingCentral's insight:

Did you know that the majority of business professionals say they send at least 20 text messages a day?

 

BaselineMag shares the top 4 messaging apps among business professionals.

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Measure Your Team’s Intellectual Diversity

Measure Your Team’s Intellectual Diversity | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
Inventive thinking in a team setting is fueled by a blend of talents, skills, and traits that rarely all exist in a single person—such as an ability to see problems through fresh eyes, a knack for understanding a frustrated customer’s complaints,...

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While having cognitive differences is challenging, it can also create a really powerful and effective team.

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4 Trends in Workplace Communication [Infographic]

4 Trends in Workplace Communication [Infographic] | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
Flexible hours, the ability to work remotely and more time off will motivate employees to work harder in 2015. But there’s another motivator on this list you might not expect: better communication tools. This is just one of the findings of a recent survey conducted by uSamp Research on behalf of RingCentral. The results were published in an infographic, Business Communications are “Always On” in 2015. “What we’re seeing is a change in which people communicate, and h Topic: Social Business.
RingCentral's insight:

Flexible hours, working remotely, and more time off will motivate employees to work harder in 2015.


Check out the complete infographic in CMSWire to see why communications are always on in 2015.

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A Guide to Business Phone Systems and Services

A Guide to Business Phone Systems and Services | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
Learn about small business features that landline (PSTN, PBX) and VOIP phone systems offer as well as the costs, pros and cons of each solution.
RingCentral's insight:

Just 20 years ago, businesses’ only options were landlines. Today, organizations need flexibility, and a unified communications system is best. 

Check out BusinessNewsDaily's guide to business phone systems.

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5 Things You Need To Know To Manage A Flexible Workforce

5 Things You Need To Know To Manage A Flexible Workforce | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
Everyone wants flexibility today. How can you give employees the work culture they want without sacrificing productivity?
RingCentral's insight:

Flexible workforces are the way of the future, 65% of organizations report flexibility in the workplace as having a positive impact on employee engagement. 

Fast Company shares 5 things employers should know to properly manage this modern work environment.

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Why Small Businesses Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Remote Workers and Flexible Schedules

Why Small Businesses Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Remote Workers and Flexible Schedules | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
Small businesses should embrace a little remote work from time-to time. Here’s how.
RingCentral's insight:

Allowing employees to work remotely is key to attracting top talent, but first small businesses will have to deviate from tradition.

MainStreet shares why businesses shouldn't be afraid of letting employees work remotely.

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Infographic: Millennials expect BYOD, crave work flexibility

Infographic: Millennials expect BYOD, crave work flexibility | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
Infographic: Millennials expect BYOD, crave work flexibility - Human resources News on Personnel/ HR Management
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Want a productive workforce? 

Then, according to BLR, business must provide the new generation of employees with a solid BYOD plan.

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Do This One Thing to Stay Safe On Public Wi-Fi

Do This One Thing to Stay Safe On Public Wi-Fi | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
Hackers are using a commonly available device to snoop on computers using public Wi-Fi networks.
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Think Like a Genius and Be the Smartest Person in the Room

Think Like a Genius and Be the Smartest Person in the Room | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
When you unstick your thinking, you free yourself to produce your best and most creative ideas like the genius you've always known you are.
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RingCentral: Best Business Phone System for a Mobile Workforce

RingCentral: Best Business Phone System for a Mobile Workforce | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
RingCentral is our favorite business phone service for a mobile workforce because of its low cost and flexibility. Read our full review.
RingCentral's insight:

We’re honored that BusinessNewsDaily chose us as the Best Business Phone System for a Mobile Workforce!

 

Learn more about our award-winning cloud communications solution here:http://ringcentr.al/1KliaTK

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5 Keys to Surviving (and Maybe Even Enjoying) Your First New-Business Pitch

5 Keys to Surviving (and Maybe Even Enjoying) Your First New-Business Pitch | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
Congratulations! You've volunteered (or, more likely, have been volunteered) to work on a pitch. I've been there. As part of our agency's new business team, I've spent years working on new business pitches, and I am still blown away by the effort and energy that goes into a winning pitch.
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3 Reasons Desk Phones Are on Retirement Fast Track

3 Reasons Desk Phones Are on Retirement Fast Track | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it

Can you imagine a world without desk phones?

See why our VP of Operations, Curtis Peterson, says there are 3 major mobile shifts that will prompt the inevitable retirement of the desk phone (via No Jitter): http://ringcentr.al/1OAl1ZM

 
We might be years away from the desk phone's obsolescence, but the time will come when technology alternatives are too good to ignore any longer.
RingCentral's insight:

Can you imagine a world without desk phones?

See why our VP of Operations, Curtis Peterson, says there are 3 major mobile shifts that will prompt the inevitable retirement of the desk phone (via No Jitter): http://ringcentr.al/1OAl1ZM

   
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Use of 'Over-the-Top' Apps in the Workplace

Use of 'Over-the-Top' Apps in the Workplace | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
Workplace users of OTT apps weigh in to help businesses decide whether they should embrace open-source and freemium communications solutions.
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Kira Makagon weighs in on Software Advice’s survey to determine what makes OTT apps successful at driving employee adoption.

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How your mobile phone actually saves you stress at work

How your mobile phone actually saves you stress at work | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
Mobile phones and laptops are both the disease and the cure to work FOMO.
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Tweets take flight in the Google app

Tweets take flight in the Google app | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
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Google now serves up tweets in mobile searches. Does your business tweet?

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RingCentral Brings Its Cloud Phone Service to Google for Work

RingCentral Brings Its Cloud Phone Service to Google for Work | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
CEO Vlad Shmunis said in an interview that RingCentral had surveyed its 300,000-odd customers and “it was pretty clear that a lot of them are Google for Work users. We’re simply making it easier for them to move all of their IT operations to the cloud.”
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Re/code's Arik Hesseldahl interviews RingCentral CEO, Vlad Shmunis, and explains how RingCentral Office is enhancing the business communication experience with Google for Work.

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When it is—and isn’t—okay to text your boss

When it is—and isn’t—okay to text your boss | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
Curious when's appropriate to text your boss? Here are some guidelines.
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Mobility and generational preferences make texting the norm, but there are some rules to follow. 

Our VP of Strategy explains how to tell if texting is the right way to communicate with your boss in Fortune Magazine.

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VoLTE Plus Wi-Fi

VoLTE Plus Wi-Fi | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
Calling over Wi-Fi delivers better call quality and reduced cell phone charges when using mobile devices.
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VP of Operations, Curtis Peterson, shares his expertise on VoLTE Plus Wi-Fi in No Jitter.

Learn how calling over Wi-Fi delivers better call quality and reduced cell phone charges when using mobile devices.

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Cisco and Microsoft battle for mobile market share

Cisco and Microsoft battle for mobile market share | The Mobile Business | Scoop.it
While Cisco and Microsoft compete for mobile market share both vendor offerings are lacking when it comes to unified communication UC platforms on mobile devices
RingCentral's insight:

Cisco and Microsoft duke it out for mobile market share, but both mobile UC platforms have room for improvement.

Our SVP of Strategy, Praful Shah, shares his take on the mobile battle inTechTarget.

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