2000 to 2020, What’s next for communication?

Brett Harney Collaboration, Communication

Are we headed back to the future? What’s next for communication? Many say the prediction for the smartphone came way back in 1953 by the then President of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company. It was in an interview with Tacoma News Tribune, where Mark Sullivan made his incredibly accurate projection. “In its final development, the telephone will be carried …

How are you planning for 2020?

Brett Harney Application Integration, Cloud, Collaboration, Communication, Managed Network Services, Network Security, Unified Communications

With not only a new year but a new decade right around the corner, company leaders need to be mapping out a serious plan for what’s ahead. But where do you start? It’s a major challenge in deciding when ‘outdated technology’ is holding an organization back, or when it’s still delivering value. Or determining if the ROI for building integrations …

Microsoft Teams: A Great Collaboration Tool, but a Not so Great Phone System

Brett Harney Application Integration, Bandwidth management

At Corporate Technologies Group, Inc. we are getting more requests on how MS Teams can provide communication / collaboration services to our clients.  This is a pivotal time, as Microsoft announced that they would be phasing out their Unified Communications Platform, Skype for Business, and replace it with Microsoft Teams in 2017. Now that we are in 2019, Teams is …

A look at business communication – where does mobility fit in?

Brett Harney BYOD, Cloud, Communication, Hosted Phone, Unified Communications

Cloud computing and mobility of technologies have forever changed how we live, work, and communicate. Digital tools and mobile devices have advanced to the point where remote working is no longer an exception. In fact, surveys reveal that 70% of the U.S. population works remotely at least once a week. (Source: IWG). What’s powering this remote working revolution? Part of …

UCaaS 2.0 – Raising the stakes with UCaaS Application Integration

Brett Harney Application Performance, Unified Communications

When it comes to communicating at work, it should be as simple as ‘pulling up a chair’ to a co-worker’s desk. But in a world that’s gone mobile – where nearly 50% of Americans say they spend at least some time working remotely or from home – how can organizations foster effective communication when team members can literally be working …