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Your telecom crew may love you for adopting RingCentral, especially now that setting up and managing the cloud-based business-class phone system is much easier. At Demo, the company introduced its "cloud touch" platform as the newest ease-of-use feature to its VOIP telephone service. Via an iPhone or iPad, the new feature allows anyone, even an employee, to set up, reconfigure, or otherwise manage office phones or connected devices.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?