The COVID19 pandemic forced organizations all over the world to go remote – with no warning. With entire companies now working from home, the way that they communicate completely changed, as did the tools they need to do so. All of a sudden, every business needed desktop and mobile tools to support remote workers, video became a requirement and headsets were more in-demand then phones. For those of us in the communication technology sector, this forced us to quickly adjust to the new remote solutions our customers needed, altering the industry more than anything in a generation. However, this sudden landscape change served as a case study of what next-generation technology could do for our world, and therefore provided a window into the future of communication technology. Because of all of the benefits it offers to businesses, employees and society-at-large, remote work is not a trend – it is the future. As a result, communication technology that does not support secure and flexible remote usage will quickly be pushed to the side.
As organizations around the world adjust to increased remote operations, the need for tools to enhance remote communication has never been greater. Grandstream’s latest addition to the product line, the GUV Series of Personal Collaboration Devices, has been pivotal to providing our customers with high-quality voice and video tools specifically designed for the remote worker. The GUV Series is comprised of two USB headset models in addition to an HD USB
webcam. In this blog, we will highlight some important yet overlooked key features and offered by the GUV Series.
As we enter the era of remote interaction, many organizations are adapting and adjusting to a new way of life. Many companies have moved to a remote work structure, education has shifted to virtual classrooms, and healthcare workers have turned to technology to provide telehealth appointments. With a focus on health and safety for all, our means of communication have shifted nearly exclusively to web-based solutions to enable remote collaboration. This creates a demand for products that pair with these solutions to help remote professionals, students, and teachers stay productive while remote.
The remote workforce is in full swing globally and staying connected is key to a productive organization, big or small. Online meetings are a great way to feel connected with your co-workers and teammates. Meeting with everyone virtually is an efficient way to maintain normalcy outside of the office. In this blog, we’re breaking down the keys to leading a successful online meeting.
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing the world to find new ways to stay connected and work together. Organizations of all shapes and sizes are looking for technology solutions that allow them to connect remote teams and collaborate as if they were sitting next to each other. We’ve been getting asked a lot recently about how to create remote collaboration solutions for businesses of all types, and this blog will highlight the many solutions that Grandstream offers that support remote work and collaboration. We offer a wide variety of remote and mobility solutions that can be scaled to support any organization, including small-to-medium businesses, enterprises, schools, hospitals, governments and more.
Video conferencing has become a staple for collaboration in the modern workplace, allowing for versatility in the way we work together. With a greater emphasis on team collaboration, more and more companies are adopting a variety of applications and solutions to achieve a seamless communication and collaboration solution. Users can collaborate from anywhere in the world easily and efficiently, all through a comprehensive video conferencing solution. In this blog post, we’ll cover several examples of how businesses around the world are adopting these video conferencing solutions.
Face-to-face interaction is the key in everyday life, so why miss out on the valuable connections you can make with in-person conversation? In the workplace, productivity is key and more of our daily activities can be completed at the desktop than ever before. It’s increasingly more common to email or instant message someone to get in touch with them in place of walking down the hall to chat in person. While these methods may be more convenient, about twenty-six percent of employers consider email to be a major productivity killer. Face-to-face interaction, especially in the business world, is what helps people be productive, cooperate, and stay connected. This type of interaction is an important tool that establishes trust, rapport, and helps to build a stronger and more meaningful relationship.
Mobility in the modern workplace is becoming increasingly common and is a standard for office productivity. Flexible office spaces are becoming a trend in many industries, encouraging collaboration and the flow of ideas. When employees are given the freedom to move away from their desks for a change of scenery, both morale and productivity can increase dramatically. The way we use technology on an everyday basis has evolved to improve our collaboration with others both face-to-face and over communication endpoints. Mobile work spaces cut costs, increase collaboration, and improve communication throughout an organization. Even a communal work area of a few couches and a coffee table will allow for encounters outside of the generic cube setting that could end up generating the next big innovation.
A core part of our mission is to provide our partners and customers a one-stop-shop for all of the unified communication solutions needed for any business. Over the past few years, we have furthered that mission by expanding our collaboration portfolio to cater to the needs of businesses ranging from a small firm to an enterprise. If you are building a video collaboration network, we offer a full suite of scalable solutions that combine to create to a powerful yet easy-to-manage platform. Let’s take a look at how our video conferencing solutions can be catered for home offices, small businesses, medium-to-large businesses and enterprises.
Office layouts, management styles, working hours, and other factors are constantly changing as we try to understand how to best empower workers to both collaborate efficiently and excel individually. The technology we use in the workplace is no exception to these changes. A modern communications deployment has to not only enhance how we communicate, but also how we collaborate. Let's take a look into three practices that businesses are adopting to enhance their organizational collaboration.