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The Best Business Apps: Voxeet Named a 2014 Tabby Awards/Business Finalist

In five years, you might need an app more than your computer to do your job. A report by Strategy Analytics reveals that revenue associated with mobile workers using business apps on mobile devices is expected to nearly double by 2017.

But what are the best business apps available today? We’re pleased to announce that the industry continues to recognize Voxeet as one of them.

Earlier this week, our highly immersive, 3DHD conference calling was one of 75 tablet apps for SMBs and enterprises to be slated as a finalist in the 2014 Tabby Awards/Business, the only competition that recognizes the…

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Tools for a collaborative workforce

We’ve focused on meetings over the last couple of weeks—how many more we’re attending as teams grow increasingly distributed and collaborative, and how important it is to find the right strategies and tools to make them productive. But even as meetings remain an essential part of our workplace communications, they certainly aren’t the only way to collaborate. This week, I want to look at a broader suite of strategies that can bridge the geographic gaps between distributed team members and facilitate successful virtual communication.

Conference Calls
While it’s far from the only collaboration tool distributed teams have at their disposal, nothing…

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Making the most of your conference calls

Of all the tools we use to collaborate, conference calls are, as I mentioned last week, one of the very best we have in terms of simulating in-person communication. If they’re well planned, well facilitated and well executed, regular conference calls can do wonders for your team’s communication, camaraderie and productivity. Here are a few tips for making the most of every minute.

Consider sound quality
Many a conference call has been rendered more or less useless—and thoroughly frustrating—due to poor call quality. As teams grow increasingly distributed, regular calls are often the only opportunity workers have to hear each other’s…

  • Professionals working together

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…

  • Distributed team member in his home office

Organizing business meetings across three continents (or more)

The past few weeks, we’ve talked about distributed teams and their future. One thing we didn’t mention is how these largely more fluid, distributed, often international teams communicate with one another. Maintaining clear, consistent communication can be a challenge for any team, whether its members all sit in the same office or work all over the world. As teams become increasingly distributed—often across multiple time zones and continents—it’s essential to find ways to keep everyone included, organized and working toward the same goals. Here are a few of our favorite strategies for effective meetings with international teams.

Google Docs
Ideal for creating…