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...]

Future of Collaboration

New infographic: Turning a far-flung organisation into a single community

What does it take to bring a vision of global expansion to life, bringing experts together from around the world to work as a team without clocking up the travel miles? Our infographic tells the story of one organisation’s journey from 34,000 employees scattered around the world and travelling over one million kilometres in six months, to a single, global community, that uses the best of video conferencing to operate cohesively and cost-effectively.

Find out how we worked with SASOL, an international integrated energy and chemical company, to bring everyone together, reduce their costs and their carbon footprint. Together we made things better for their people, better for the planet and better for their bottom line. [Read more...]

Carlos Zamora

Take the conversation further

By Carlos Zamora, Vice President, BT Conferencing

Everyone knows that communication is central to the success of any endeavour, and business is no exception. Obviously, it’s the people who make an organisation, but if those people can’t get together when they need to, what can they achieve? Excellent collaboration is only possible with an excellent communications network. Take a look at our infographic for a handy outline of what unified communications could mean for your business and how easy it could be for you to start your journey to better conversations.

The organisations of today operate on a global scale that’s never been seen before. The workforce is increasingly scattered around the globe and this can bring problems as well as benefits. It’s true that, with colleagues across continents, a company has a wider reach and is more likely to have people where the action is, but it also means that, sometimes, the experts aren’t exactly where you need them. What if the personnel of a mining company in the frozen north of Canada need the advice of an industry expert in London? [Read more...]