Academic research suggests that working more than one day a week away from the office, for jobs that require a lot of collaboration with colleagues, can cut into performance.
When Yahoo told workers last week that they could no longer work from home, there was no shortage of punditry opining on the merits of the decision.
There are different consumer services that don't use the term "UC," but offer many of the same capabilities. They include Skype, Facebook, Foursquare and Google+, which is the most business-oriented. These services offer functions such as presence, chat and email tied to what in most cases is essentially a social networking platform.
A quarter of all enterprises will create their own app store in the next five years, according to a report from analysts at Gartner, as IT staff seek to manage the threat posed by the growing bring your own app (BYOA) trend.
Forrester predicts that 200 million workers will be lining up for a Windows tablet. Apple may want to take a bite out of that market with an iPad "Pro."
Microsoft's Surface Pro is apparently just what businesses want in what was formerly known as the desktop computer. If that's the case, Apple's brain trust may want to revisit the space where the Mac and the iPad intersect.
BroadSoft has just released survey results that substantiate users' increasing demand for mobile unified communications. The results also highlight an opportunity for mobile network operators to more quickly monetize their LTE network investments by delivering mobile UC to workers. The survey was conducted in late 2012 with responses from more than 700 business people from the United States, Spain and Sweden.
« L’arrivée du BYOD (« Bring Your Own Device ») pousse les entreprises à réfléchir à la manière de travailler et à l’utilisation des périphériques mobiles », rappelle Yves Tapia, architecte solutions chez Avanade France, Belgique et Luxembourg.