RingCentral president David Berman has worked in tech for many years - he came to us several months ago from respected cloud communications firm WebEx - so he has a firm command of the trends afoot in the industry. Here are David's top eight tech predictions for the year to come (in no particular order): Remote and mobile workers will become the new norm, not the exception. As we have discussed on this blog, remote work can accrue huge business benefits. Look for more companies to institute remote-work policies and procedures in 2014. Employees will be empowered to take control of communications, lifting the IT burden and improving the end-user experience. Another trend we've covered in recent months is Bring

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The world of work has changed. Our always-connected lifestyles means we're now working longer hours and in a whole range of different locations. On top of that, as competition becomes more fierce, customers expect better service and quicker responses. For a company to thrive, its communication systems need to be optimized to handle the demands of today's business environment. But despite rapid advances in computing technology and telecommunications, the traditional business phone system has remained essentially unchanged since the 1980s. The office desk phone can no longer provide businesses with the flexibility to match the requirements of the 21st century. Whilst big businesses utilise advanced

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Time is running out to get the perfect holiday gift for the entrepreneur in your life. Don’t worry. We’re here to help! This week’s Friday Five provides five hot gift ideas for the entrepreneur in your life. 1) A Tablet There are a number of tablets on the market this holiday season. In fact, it could be argued there’s something for everyone! Because there’s such an extensive selection available, it’s important to consider the needs of the person who’ll be using it. Here are three of our favorites: iPad Air (Starting at $499) 9.7-inch screen Weighs 1 pound (making it the lightest tablet in its size class). 64-bit A7 CPU 12-hour battery life Google Nexus 7 (Starting at $299) 7-inch screen 2.3

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