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Month: October 2017

Five Tips to Avoid Getting Hooked when Sourcing Telephony for Adobe Connect

If you’ve ever been fishing, sometimes it’s hard not to feel bad for our scaly friends; they chase after a brightly colored lure, convinced they’ve just won in the great game of “eat or get eaten”, only to find themselves hooked by something they never saw coming. Buying telephony for your Adobe Connect Meetings and Classrooms can often end up the same way. Vendors lure you with attractive base rates that seem so appealing. Until you start… [ read full ]

The Benefits of Telecommuting and Why it’s Good for Business

Distributed Work, remote working, teleworking, telecommuting and hoteling are all different names for the same concept—that is, working at a location other than your company’s offices. But who really benefits? Telecommuting could mean working at home, a public space like a café or at a shared workspace—or at the beach, assuming there is a Wifi signal. In fact, it could be anywhere, though there are some security caveats to consider. So what’s behind this growing… [ read full ]

How to choose your EMS Sustainability Software Carefully

I have made a lot of mistakes over the last 20 years building and implementing Environmental Management System-level Sustainability, Environmental and OHS software solutions. In spite of these mistakes (maybe even because of them) we have built a successful company with happy customers. A lot our learning involves avoiding four pitfalls in selecting and implementing a EMS  Sustainability software solution. Some of the pitfalls are obvious and others maybe not so much. Here is what I… [ read full ]

How Big Data Analytics Can Lead to Better Outcomes for Organizations

The cure for cancer may already be in our hands. It’s possible that somewhere in the zettabytes of data amassed and archived around the world hides a key sequence of events and outcomes relating to malignant cell growth. That critical insight, however, may be unlinked and out of context, beyond the grasp of the hundreds of thousands of researchers looking for it. Welcome to the era of big data, in which everything we know is… [ read full ]

10 Ways to Prepare for the Right Telecommuting Solution

Telecommuting solutions have come a long way since the concept was first founded. Desk phones, desktops, and dial-up have gone the way of the dinosaur and work takes place anytime and virtually anywhere. Of course, unlike the dinosaurs, technology continues to evolve and what was standard five years ago is probably considered archaic today. There are some essential technologies to consider when designing your company’s telecommuting program and, more importantly, there are some critical policies which… [ read full ]

Refined Data Solutions awarded 2nd US Patent for Vantage Point virtual learning extension to Adobe Connect

Refined Data Solutions, a leading provider of eLearning solutions, is pleased to announce that its Vantage Point technology for Virtual Live Classrooms has been issued a second US Patent. Vantage Point is game-changing software that works with Adobe Connect and provides capabilities and controls for faculty and trainers that have never before been available in online delivery. Instructors can view live video of all of their students on a second monitor or large-screen TV while… [ read full ]