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3 Best Practices for Managing a Remote Workforce

3 Best Practices for Managing a Remote Workforce Sharing an article from portfolio company CounterPath that highlights three best practices for managing a remote workforce: Best Practice #1: Prioritize Deliverables Best Practice #2: Check in Regularly when Managing a Remote Workforce Best Practice #3: Be Conscious of Time Zones when Scheduling Meetings with Your Remote…

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User Experience Under the Microscope

User Experience Under the Microscope as the Shift to Remote Work Spurs Demand for Reliable Remote Collaboration Tools The rapid shift to remote work has presented new challenges for employees and businesses, and IT is at the epicenter of this change. As travel has been curtailed and employees work from home, tools like video conferencing,…

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Using Softphones as a Remote Work Collaboration Solution

Collaborate and work remote with a unified communication softphone solution In response to the uncertainty presented by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, remote working has been on the rise as businesses and government ask employees to practice social distancing. However, some organizations are realizing they may not be ready to support a remote workforce. To maintain…

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How to Redeploy Talent Effectively

Thrive helps employers navigate changing resourcing needs with a digital-first approach According to a Market Intelligence on Outplacement Services report from Beroe Inc., the Global Outplacement Industry was estimated to reach $7 billion by 2020. Considering recent global events, we argue that actual figures will substantially surpass those expectations. Unprecedented times are forcing employers worldwide…

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Our Take on 5G and Multi-Access Edge Computing

Why investors should be tracking 5G and MEC closely As we are entering 2020, it is safe to say that the 2010s were a decade of great digital transformation, enabled by cloud computing, broad automation, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), 4G, smartphones, mobile apps and social media. Companies such as Zoom, Uber, ByteDance and…

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Shifting Consumer Needs Create Market Opportunity

Integrated live web communications meet consumer demand and grow revenues Technology today has a way of going from fiction to table-stakes in no time. Once something truly innovative is introduced, it is mere months before consumers cannot imagine (or tolerate) a world without it. Having been involved in the communications industry for nearly 45 years,…

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The Cybersecurity Arms Race Continues

More and more businesses need real-time threat intelligence Last month was National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but that does not mean we can stop thinking about it now. Quite the opposite. As a private investment management team, we are seeing an increase in valuations and interest in cyber security related tech companies. Some of the recent…

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Martello Incorporates AI to Continue Growth

As with all waves of new technology, we should keep in mind that they do not nec­essarily replace the need for a human touch. Case in point — technology from Ottawa-based Martello incorporates Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning. But rather than eliminate resources, the features complement human expertise and extend the reach of IT…

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Funding Round Accelerates Growth For Hut Six

UK firm Hut Six received a vote of commer­cial confidence during the latest Quarter in the form of a successful funding round. The cybersecurity training software created by the company has been generating solid revenue growth since inception. That growth was leveraged into a successful influx of £450,000 through this new equity fund­ing round. Existing…

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