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10 Tips for Effective Microsoft Teams Management
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Due to global events, many IT departments have had to accelerate, or in some cases deploy from scratch, their remote working solution. For many IT professionals this has been about the deployment of...
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The rise of ‘just-in-time’ construction: tips for de-risking deployment
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At the start of 2020, it was all systems go for construction companies. With the global population predicted to hit 9 billion by 2050 – and two out of every three people living in cities by 20501 –...
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We’re all in this together. Staying connected, safe and secure.
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So, how are you? If you are anxious, frazzled and spinning way too many plates, you must be working in IT! I’m guessing, as an IT professional, that at the start of 2020 you had strong, regularly...
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Digital Transformation – how collaboration is the secret to success
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IT isn’t the same as it was 10 years ago. Besides traditional tasks that keep your organisation running, you’re asked to spearhead digital initiatives to make your business more relevant and...
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Going omnichannel
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In my previous post, I discussed why contact centres are widening their reach to include non-voice channels such as e-mail, chat and social. I also discussed the difference between multichannel,...
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What's your plan B?
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It looks like the worst of the weather might be over, as the Beast from the East slowly relaxes its grip on the UK. In Brighton's comparatively small freeze, my plan B was to ditch the road bike for...
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Omnichannel contact centres: trend or truth?
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Omnichannel is a hot topic in contact centres. Many technology vendors make outrageous claims about its market potential, but what is the truth behind the trend? What, for a start, is the difference...
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Explaining Cisco ONE: licence portability, and protecting investment in the enterprise
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Cisco ONE - What is it? Cisco One offers a great alternative for licensing and the IT infrastructure management solutions for your business. >But what is it? Ideal’s Account Director George McKenna...
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Defeating ransomware - Ideal's first cyber security briefing proves to be a hit
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Last week we hosted the first of our series of cyber security briefings, in association with one of our key security partners, Palo Alto Networks (PAN), and distributor Exclusive Networks. We knew...
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Explaining mobility
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The danger with any great IT idea is that the hype surrounding it can gather until it begins to drown out the underlying point. If ever there was an example, it's the mobile workplace.
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Finding the right space to grow
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One challenge that any growing business faces is working out how much space you need. In the current property climate it takes nerves of steel. I know this from personal experience as it's exactly...
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