Date: 04 December 2018

Author: Nick Platt

On the Cusp – Forward Looking Technologies and Their Impact in Collaboration Now - pt. 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Click here to read Part 1

It’s no secret that the use of the smartphone has radically altered almost every aspect of our day to day lives, and the workplace collaboration suite of tools is no exception. In the past five years, I’ve gone from being yoked to a desk where I made and received calls and voicemail to a place where I now seamlessly interact with customers and colleagues via the Webex Teams app on my smart phone using voice, IM, and video – all..

Date: 20 November 2018

Author: Nick Platt

On the Cusp – Forward Looking Technologies and Their Impact in Collaboration Now

Goldman Sachs predicts that AR/VR/MR (augmented reality/virtual reality/mixed reality) will be an $80 billion industry by 2025. That’s on a par with the entire current market valuation of desktop computers. According to projections by Gartner, by 2019, 20% of all large enterprises will have evaluated and adopted some form of this technology.

 VR is technology aimed at altering a person's perception using virtual systems to manipulate the five senses. Invented by Morton Heilig in 1957, it’s..

Date: 12 October 2018

Author: Nicole Brinson

Using Biometrics and IoT to Improve the Guest Experience

Do long checkout lines cause you to have heart palpitations? Or would you suggest a layout change based on your heart rhythm? Walmart's shopping carts might one day sense your heart rate and tension levels.

Walmart filed a patent in August for a shopping cart that monitors various biometric signals, like a customer's body temperature, heart rate and tightness of grip on the handle. According to the patent titled System And Method For Biometric Feedback Cart Handle, the data would be..

Date: 09 October 2018

Author: Matt Bynum

Why Cloud-Based Collaboration is a Post-M&A Requirement - Part 2

How Cisco Spark enables collaboration without compromise

(cont. from Part 1 here)

After evaluating several solutions, Cisco Spark emerged as the clear winner. Cisco Spark is a cloud-based offering that integrates with WebEx and other Cisco products such as Cisco Spark Board, a touch-based, three-in-one collaboration device for wireless presentation, whiteboarding and videoconferencing. One of Cisco Spark’s key differentiators is that it’s delivered entirely from the Cisco cloud, which reduces..

Date: 09 October 2018

Author: Nicole Brinson

4 Pitfalls That Hinder Telehealth Success, Part 1

 

Healthcare companies recognize their need for closer collaboration—internally and externally—but several pitfalls are keeping this goal from becoming a reality.

Telehealth and videoconferencing technologies have both been around since the 1970s. Advances in internet bandwidth and technology within the past five years coupled with lower technology costs and increased video communication among consumers have led to an explosion in adoption of these systems. Previously, corporate..

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Date: 08 October 2018

Author: Steve Burnside

Staying Secure in A Facebook Hoax World

NETWORK SECURITY = RISK MITIGATION + RISK ACCEPTANCE

You'll never be 100% secure. The key is understanding the risk you are accepting.

The new Facebook “evil doppelgänger” viral hoax is proof many people still don’t fully understand how phishing attacks operate, infiltrate and spread.
 
If you're curious how vulnerable your network is, you only need look as far as your Facebook feed. As reported by the Washington Post , Facebook users are being inundated posts from friends, acquaintances,..
Date: 06 August 2018

Author: Matt Bynum

You both said “I do.” Now what? Why Cloud-Based Collaboration is a Post-M&A Must Have.

 

2017 was a big year for mergers and acquisitions (M&As) with $3.7 trillion in deals, making it the third highest since the 2007 financial crisis. Economists are projecting 2018 to yield a higher number of M&A deals due to factors such as economic strength across the globe, U.S. corporate tax cuts and the repatriation of offshore profits, just to name a few. 

When two companies merge, one of the signs of their future success depends on how well they can work together in a truly collaborative..

Date: 24 July 2018

Author: Nicole Brinson

Listen Up IT: Ford Drops Almost All Passenger Cars and You Should Too

What Ford’s change says about flexibility and why IT should pay attention.

Ford Motor Company announced earlier this year its plan to stop production of all passenger sedans except for two: the Ford Mustang and the Focus Active. Citing plunging sales and declining profits from its passenger car lineup, Ford will shift its resources to the booming market segments: pickups, SUVs and crossover-utility vehicles, according to CEO Jim Hackett.

 

So, what does Ford’s elimination of familiar..

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Date: 30 March 2018

Author: Nicole Brinson

We're Hiring! - Senior Solutions Engineer - Network

 

We're Hiring a Senior Solutions Engineer - Network Solutions.

Role and Responsibilities:

This position is a part of Bedroc’s professional services practice for network technology consulting. As a network practice engineer, you will provide technical consulting services to customers by:

  • Being project lead responsible for designing, documenting, and implementing complex network solutions that adhere to industry best practices
  • Lead and/or support a project team of Solution Engineers in the..

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Date: 30 March 2018

Author: Nicole Brinson

Bedroc Donates $25,000 to GiGi's Playhouse

March 29, 2017  (Nashville, Tenn. )

Bedroc has announced a $25,000 donation to GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers Nashville. The donation, in partnership with Cisco, supports the 2018 I Have a Voice Gala and Auction, the organization's primary annual fundraiser, held on February 24.  "The decision to support GiGi's Playhouse was an easy one for Bedroc," said Chase Wilkinson, Bedroc Founder and CEO.  "At Bedroc, we believe success is built on a strong foundation and we are proud..

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