Dave Dunbar, GM, Flexible Working Services

What mobility strategy?

By Dave Dunbar, Head of Advise Anywhere, BT Advise UK

Mobility used to be all about minutes and tariffs. It used to be a commodity, pure and simple. Things have changed.

The Mobility ecosystem is evolving at a frightening pace. Your devices and PC’s have gone feral. They’ve gotten out, met with their much more rebellious consumer focussed cousins and formed a brand new tribe. Right now, we are in a transition phase between a past where devices, data and applications were owned and controlled by the enterprise and a new reality where enterprise solutions will sit within a much more diffuse and distributed cauldron of functionality. [Read more...]

Jayne Smith

What is mobile data costing your business?

By: Jayne Smith, Mobility Portfolio Manager

It might be a scary thought to think of a generation growing up who won’t know life before mobile phones. It’s even scarier to think that they won’t remember the days when all a mobile had to do was phone calls and texts.

These days, we all use our phones for much more than simply communicating. From checking our emails to video conferencing, our mobiles are fundamental to our working lives. The very concept of ‘roaming’ — using data on the go — is one that is dominated by business users. [Read more...]

Syngenta

Collaboration: planting the seeds of success

Increasing crop productivity, protecting the environment and improving health and quality of life — impressive stuff, and that’s what Syngenta does, on a global scale. Achieving these ambitious goals hinges on how well their employees, partners and customers can communicate and collaborate. Like most modern organisations, their employees work from all over the world and use a mixture of devices — smooth and cost-effective communication is vital to their success.

Find out how they used the BT One Collaborate managed services to host a virtual event that brought their global team together, involving 200 people, spanning 18 countries. It helped to cut costs, save time and enabled them to become more flexible and efficient. Read the full case study here. [Read more...]

David Stark

Keep everyone engaged when they’re on a call

By David Stark, VP BT Conferencing Commercial and Portfolio

A brilliant HD experience brings calls to life.

Our series on the journey to better conversations is well underway, and today we look at the sixth stage; getting the most out of conference calls.

With all the advances in desktop technology — instant messaging, video at a click and desktop sharing — voice has remained at the heart of collaboration. And that means it’s worth investing in the best possible experience when it comes to conference calls.

BT MeetMe with Dolby Voice gives you great conversations. And now, the mobile app means that you get all the advantages while you’re on the go. [Read more...]

telepresence-room

SASOL: Building communities across continents

Have you ever seen a balloon burst in slow motion? It’s remarkable to see the consequence of stretching something beyond its limit so clearly. If you pump too much air into a balloon, the likelihood is it’ll explode; if not now, then at the lightest touch. This is because, as the membrane expands, it loses its integrity. Its fibres are pulled apart to the point that any minor stress breaks their bonds beyond repair. It’s a good illustration of the stresses and strains facing business today. Organisations are currently operating on a global scale that’s never been seen before. And, while it’s true that a company has a wider reach with offices right around the world, staying in touch can prove complicated, expensive and environmentally unfriendly. [Read more...]