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Supporting the future of collaboration

Last week we looked at some strategies for organizing effective meetings for members of distributed and international teams. In light of a recent study from Ovum and join.me by LogMeIn that surveyed nearly 4,000 professionals about how they collaborate, it looks like we aren’t the only ones with meetings on our minds. Among other findings, the report concludes that while the number of virtual meetings workers attend is increasing, those meetings aren’t being sufficiently supported by traditional web conferencing solutions. Teams are so frustrated, in fact, that 66 percent of corporate buyers are on the hunt for new conferencing…

Getting the message

We covered a lot of ground last week about how we envision the future of work, one that’s largely about more fluid, distributed, often international teams. But one thing we didn’t mention is what technology these teams will use to communicate. Certainly, we believe that the right conferencing solution will remain a vital tool, but what about messaging? According to a recent MobileMarketing article by Tim Maytom, the future of messaging has already arrived, and it’s all about over-the-top (OTT) apps.

OTT apps like WhatsApp, which work over an Internet connection and don’t incur the charges SMS texts do, make…

Tech giants, give millennials what they want

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic’s recent article on why millennials want to work for themselves nicely articulates the frustrations millennials have with traditional employment. I agree, that milennials value a sense of independence, freedom and work-life balance but I don’t think it’s just my generation. Those with jobs regardless of age value those things too. People want to feel appreciated and to not be micromanaged by a boss that will demand 12 hour work days with little to no gratitude in the end. Instead of labeling how millennials are ignorant, lazy, and a bunch of self-centered individuals that are more likely to…

The future of work

Last week we talked about our evolving workforce, and specifically how we’re seeing more and more distributed teams where employee perks include flexibility and life balance rather than stuff like pool tables and corner offices. We also mentioned “the future of work,” a phrase that’s certainly big enough to warrant some further discussion. So this week, we’re exploring a few more facets of how we envision the workforce of the future:

Companies without borders: The future workforce is one without borders, where organizations can hire talent of all stripes from around the world with an eye on passion, experience and…

How WebRTC changes the game for mobile apps

A little more than a year ago, my team at Voxeet set out on a quest to create a mobile app that reimagined communication and the conference call for the 21st century. To do so, we needed to banish the familiar features of conference calls today — walkie-talkie static, an opaque interface that obscures who’s talking when, an inability to travel from one device to the next — and introduce modern, mobile-optimized and 3D-immersive-sound features in their place. To do that to its maximum potential, we needed WebRTC.

WebRTC is a free, open project built from the ground up made…