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Out with the old and in with the new – what are some of your goals in this brand new year? I have a few resolutions of my own, like cleaning out my closet and hitting restart on my diet and exercise regimen. Starting with a clean slate is a common theme in the workplace too, and with Q1 comes a brand new year in business. That said, it can be hard to commit to something up front and stick with it, sort of like jumping headfirst into a hardcore exercise plan when you have a level-zero fitness foundation. For a lot of things in life, it makes a lot of sense to try before you buy. Why not do

Younger managers are quite optimistic about the effectiveness of mobile work and distributed workforces, it appears. A survey performed by YouGov highlights just how bullish younger generations are on virtual work. Around a third of those in the 25-to-34-year-old bracket believe that staff can be effective when working remotely with a smartphone, compared to just 10 percent of those in the 45-or-older age bracket. Attitudes on working at home break down on similar (i.e., generational) lines. Three-quarters of 25-to-34-year-olds are optimistic about the possibility of being productive at home - a proportion which drops to 67 percent for 35-to-44-year-olds and 57 percent for those over 45. Interestingly, these figures were similar for morale. This may indicate that

measuring cloud success
The phone rings for all sorts of reasons. But just imagine if you could always tell when incoming calls represent a sales lead. With a traditional phone system, you will be able to tell if a call leads to a sale but not necessarily know what captured that customer’s attention in the first place. You will not be able to easily monitor the full impact of your marketing - even though marketing campaigns ought to have measurable return on investment (ROI) so as to prevent wasted cost and effort. A cloud-based phone system, however, can entirely remove the guesswork from your marketing efforts. Cloud telephony enables


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