Welcome!

Blog Feed Post

Fast-paced communications evolution leaves many businesses disconnected

The 2014 Business Breakthrough Event explores the changing face of workplace technology and collaboration techniques versus workforce expectations

18 March 2014 - With digital-savvy employees now entering the workplace with clear expectations around mobile capabilities and working practices, many business leaders are failing to keep pace and put the right technology in place to enhance productivity and profitability. In response to these, and other significant changes in the role of technology in the workplace, the inaugural Business Breakthrough Event aims to bring together vendors, resellers, analysts and end users to discuss and explore the impact of unified communications and collaboration tools on today's enterprise.

Hosted by global market research company Wainhouse Research, in partnership with unified communications specialist Imago Group, The Business Breakthrough Event will take place on Thursday 29 May at The Brewery, London, with a sister event taking place in Paris on 3 June. Centred around a strong conference agenda, high profile speakers from industry leaders including Barco, Biamp Systems, PGi, Polycom, Smart Technologies and Vidyo, as well as end user organisations including Neopost and Thomson Reuters, will guide delegates through the changing role of technology and visual communications in the enterprise.

Wayne Mason, event director and head of group products and marketing at Imago Group, comments: "New entrants into today's workplace have grown up with technology and with that comes a certain mind set and expectations. However, despite mobile communications and collaboration tools becoming more commonplace in the business environment, many business leaders are failing to exploit them fully and enable their employees to work more efficiently, and crucially, more cost effectively. The Business Breakthrough Event aims to give end users insight and confidence into the areas of collaboration and video conferencing technologies that are available today to help them achieve these goals."

Andrew W. Davis, senior partner and co-founder at Wainhouse Research, adds: "Our own research has shown the significant role played by mobile technologies and social media interaction - including Skype and Facebook - within the younger workforce. This is leading to a clear divide within the workplace between digital natives and digital immigrants: those who are completely at ease with technology due to the environment in which they've grown up, versus those who have learnt to adapt from what they already know. The Business Breakthrough Event will help businesses close this gap by giving senior executives insight and understanding into how they can benefit from technology and adapt to cultural shifts that are changing the competitive landscape, whilst creating profitability potential for all."

In addition to a strong conference and speaker line-up, the 2014 Business Breakthrough Event, will also feature hands-on exposure to the latest solutions in the areas of video conferencing and unified communications, with an exhibition hall giving attendees the opportunity to meet and speak directly with some of the world's leading technology suppliers and industry experts.

For more information about the event or to register to attend, please visit www.businessbreakthroughevent.com.

- ENDS -

About The Business Breakthrough Event
Founded by Wainhouse Research and Imago Group Plc, The Business Breakthrough Event brings together industry leaders, CIOs and senior business decision makers to explore how conferencing and collaboration products/services are changing the future of the enterprise workplace.

Supported by Barco, Biamp Systems, PGi, Polycom, Smart Technologies and Vidyo, a diverse conference agenda and high profile speakers are supported by an exhibition, showcasing some of the world's leading technology suppliers in the area of conferencing and collaboration.

The 2014 event will take place on 29 May at The Brewery, London. For more information or to book your place, visit: http://businessbreakthroughevent.com/.

About Imago Group Plc
Founded in 1991, Imago Group is Europe's largest video solutions distributor, supplying video and audio conferencing, video streaming, internet TV, HD cameras, interactive whiteboards, LCD displays and video projectors. Working with vendors including Polycom, Barco, NEC and Samsung, Imago ensures its customers can maximise the success and profitability of investment in video communications.

With head offices in Berkshire, Imago operates around the world, with established subsidiaries in Belgium, Holland, China, South Africa and Spain. As a result of its overseas sales growth, Imago was recognised in The Sunday Times International Track 200 in 2012, a listing of the UK's fastest-growing international companies.

For more information about Imago, please visit: http://www.imagogroupplc.com/

About Wainhouse Research
Wainhouse Research, based near Boston, MA, provides insight and intelligence into the global markets for audio, video, and web conferencing, real-time unified communications, and enterprise streaming and webcasting. The company publishes market studies and provides strategic consulting to both industry vendors and end user organizations. Wainhouse Research conferences in the US and Europe provide a forum for the industry and its customers to discuss critical issues for industry growth. For more information please visit www.wainhouse.com.

For further information please contact:
Ramandeep Sahota / Niall Mann
Berkeley PR: 0118 909 0909
[email protected]

Source: RealWire

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By RealWire News Distribution

RealWire is a global news release distribution service specialising in the online media. The RealWire approach focuses on delivering relevant content to the receivers of our client's news releases. As we know that it is only through delivering relevance, that influence can ever be achieved.

Latest Stories
Multiple data types are pouring into IoT deployments. Data is coming in small packages as well as enormous files and data streams of many sizes. Widespread use of mobile devices adds to the total. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists looked at the tools and environments that are being put to use in IoT deployments, as well as the team skills a modern enterprise IT shop needs to keep things running, get a handle on all this data, and deliver...
After more than five years of DevOps, definitions are evolving, boundaries are expanding, ‘unicorns’ are no longer rare, enterprises are on board, and pundits are moving on. Can we now look at an evolution of DevOps? Should we? Is the foundation of DevOps ‘done’, or is there still too much left to do? What is mature, and what is still missing? What does the next 5 years of DevOps look like? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by DevOps Summit Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists loo...
Amazon started as an online bookseller 20 years ago. Since then, it has evolved into a technology juggernaut that has disrupted multiple markets and industries and touches many aspects of our lives. It is a relentless technology and business model innovator driving disruption throughout numerous ecosystems. Amazon’s AWS revenues alone are approaching $16B a year making it one of the largest IT companies in the world. With dominant offerings in Cloud, IoT, eCommerce, Big Data, AI, Digital Assista...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Lachapelle, CEO of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), provided an overview of various initiatives to certify the security of connected devices and future trends in ensuring public trust of IoT. Eric Lachapelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), an international certification body. His role is to help companies and individuals to achieve professional, accredited and worldwide re...
While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration, communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution, organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture. Moderated by Andi Mann, panelists discussed how to balance these three pillars of DevOps, where to focus attention (and resources), where organizations might...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists examined how DevOps helps to meet the de...
Both SaaS vendors and SaaS buyers are going “all-in” to hyperscale IaaS platforms such as AWS, which is disrupting the SaaS value proposition. Why should the enterprise SaaS consumer pay for the SaaS service if their data is resident in adjacent AWS S3 buckets? If both SaaS sellers and buyers are using the same cloud tools, automation and pay-per-transaction model offered by IaaS platforms, then why not host the “shrink-wrapped” software in the customers’ cloud? Further, serverless computing, cl...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
The taxi industry never saw Uber coming. Startups are a threat to incumbents like never before, and a major enabler for startups is that they are instantly “cloud ready.” If innovation moves at the pace of IT, then your company is in trouble. Why? Because your data center will not keep up with frenetic pace AWS, Microsoft and Google are rolling out new capabilities. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Don Browning, VP of Cloud Architecture at Turner, posited that disruption is inevitable for comp...
"When we talk about cloud without compromise what we're talking about is that when people think about 'I need the flexibility of the cloud' - it's the ability to create applications and run them in a cloud environment that's far more flexible,” explained Matthew Finnie, CTO of Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
No hype cycles or predictions of zillions of things here. IoT is big. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, Associate Partner at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data analytics considerations, edge-to-cloud tec...
IoT solutions exploit operational data generated by Internet-connected smart “things” for the purpose of gaining operational insight and producing “better outcomes” (for example, create new business models, eliminate unscheduled maintenance, etc.). The explosive proliferation of IoT solutions will result in an exponential growth in the volume of IoT data, precipitating significant Information Governance issues: who owns the IoT data, what are the rights/duties of IoT solutions adopters towards t...
With the introduction of IoT and Smart Living in every aspect of our lives, one question has become relevant: What are the security implications? To answer this, first we have to look and explore the security models of the technologies that IoT is founded upon. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nevi Kaja, a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company, discussed some of the security challenges of the IoT infrastructure and related how these aspects impact Smart Living. The material was delivered interac...
Wooed by the promise of faster innovation, lower TCO, and greater agility, businesses of every shape and size have embraced the cloud at every layer of the IT stack – from apps to file sharing to infrastructure. The typical organization currently uses more than a dozen sanctioned cloud apps and will shift more than half of all workloads to the cloud by 2018. Such cloud investments have delivered measurable benefits. But they’ve also resulted in some unintended side-effects: complexity and risk. ...
It is ironic, but perhaps not unexpected, that many organizations who want the benefits of using an Agile approach to deliver software use a waterfall approach to adopting Agile practices: they form plans, they set milestones, and they measure progress by how many teams they have engaged. Old habits die hard, but like most waterfall software projects, most waterfall-style Agile adoption efforts fail to produce the results desired. The problem is that to get the results they want, they have to ch...