The business world is packed full of hard costs that demand massive, upfront investments and have to be included in yearly budget figures (CapEx). These are monies that have the ability to be planned for in advance. But as we all know using our ESP to predict tomorrow can be hairy. We know our plan A isn’t workable without a plan B. More often than not what has been planned for doesn’t totally align with what we actually need. And as we learned in 2020 technology moves at lightning speed if need be, and can often be unpredictable. So our tech spend has become as predictable as the Midwest weather.
Here’s an interesting title: Consumer Engagement Specialist. What does someone with that title do? I had a chance to interview Lou Gallagher, who holds that title at Mitel, a business communications and collaboration company focused on creating powerful connections.
People have changed their minds about working from home since the coronavirus prompted office closures last year, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins said during an earnings conference call with analysts on Tuesday. At first people liked their new, distributed arrangements, but now some people are yearning to be back at work, he said.
HEY! Did you know that the industry average for upgrading or replacing your business phone system equipment historically has been every 5-7 years? In today’s world of urber newness, that’s like 75 to 100 in tech years!