Leading UK video conferencing and telepresence service provider Videocall today launched version 5 of their VaaS platform ICE (Intelligent Cloud Experience). As well as now containing a dynamic directory, the ICE platform has been integrated with Polycom® RealConnect™ and Polycom® RealPresence® Web Suite Pro services providing even more enterprise functionality in the cloud.
Less than a third of companies have policies governing personal devices in the workplace. 68% of employees use their own devices for work but only 29% actually have a policy in place covering Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
14% of employees do not even know if their company has a BYOD policy at all. (Globo)
We have entered the age of Bring Your Own Device; a growing trend that has given the modern worker enormous work flexibility. Simply put, BYOD is when employees have the ability to bring their own technical devices – like smart phones, tablets and laptops – to work, and use the company’s network instead of a company-provided device. The increased flexibility for employees to work remotely also corresponds with a growth in the use of remote collaboration methods for business, such as video conferencing.
To encourage efficiency in the Public Sector, Level 2 BIM will be mandated on all UK public sector construction projects in 2016. Building Information Modelling (BIM) helps to improve efficiency in designing, creating, maintaining and decommissioning infrastructure and buildings. Whilst adopting BIM means creating a single repository for all information from conception through the life of a building, the intent behind it is to create efficient means of collaborating on construction projects, not just a single point for information storage.