Singing from the same carol sheet

People say there’s no such thing as Santa Claus, but we know better. Here at BT, we’ve been given a sneak peek into what he gets up to at this time of year, and we can tell you: the normal old fashioned view of him is very much outdated. Forget open fires and one-room workshops: Christmas is a 21st century global business, and Santa himself is CEO.

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Collaboration — crystal clear

Building a resilient and valuable communications infrastructure that’s ready to support the future needs of your organisation can be a daunting challenge. We’re dedicated to developing and deploying great collaboration and communication technology that’s all about bringing your people together — no matter where they are. We’ve brought together the top things to consider when you’re looking for the perfect collaboration solutions in one simple infographic.

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Perfect fusion — anytime, anywhere

A team is a magical thing: each one is greater than the sum of its parts and when every member comes together, they can achieve phenomenal things. Most teams train together for months, if not years, and they build powerful relationships that allow them to act as one to fulfil their every potential. But how do you build a winning team when your workforce is spread across the globe, with no possibility of bringing them all together under the same roof? This was a challenge met recently by a global company, who decided not to retire their ambitions and values, but to bring technology off the bench.

Syngenta Specialty Crops is a market-leading company dedicated to helping increase global crop productivity, protecting the environment and improving health and quality of life with more than 28,000 employees spread across 90 countries. For Syngenta to achieve their ambitious goals, it’s vital to bring their people together to share expert knowledge and industry best-practice. [Read more…]

Ruth Rowan

Seven top tips for staging the perfect virtual event

By Ruth Rowan, Chief Marketing Officer, Asia, Middle East and Africa, BT

What better way to showcase our technology than by hosting a virtual event?

That was the theory behind our 2013 virtual summit for Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (AMEA). We wanted to tell journalists and analysts our business investment plans for the region. And we knew that we could save money and invite more people if we made it virtual.

So we invited 105 journalists and analysts and hosted it in ten cities. Compared with our ‘physical’ summit in Hong Kong the year before when we flew in 60 journalists and analysts. [Read more…]

Video conferencing

INFOGRAPHIC: Video conferencing and the future of business communications

It’s remarkable technology that’s changed the way we communicate, yet the conference call is still evolving for ever more efficient business meetings. It’s already given us the ability to instantly connect with colleagues around the world, so what’s the next step on the path to even quicker conferencing? How can you give your collaboration and productivity a further boost? [Read more…]