London, UK – 31 January 2017 – MindLink™, provider of highly secure Chat and Messaging applications for global businesses, announced today the reappointment of Joseph Do as its Chief Executive Officer effective January 2017.
(If you are also looking to find out how Teams fits with Groups, Yammer and SharePoint, check out our future blogs. Here we explore the relationship between Microsoft’s two major messaging tools and explain where they both fit)
MindLink offers trial of enterprise chat to organisations using Microsoft Lync or Skype for Business - offering unlimited device support, added security and integrations.
Chat is no news to the corporate world. Something that seeded in the financial industry over a decade ago, investment banking in particular, has spun out into other sectors (regulated or not) to being an established staple for enterprise collaboration in virtually any industry and company of any size. Yet many firms fail to generate measurable ROI in terms of reducing support costs for instance or improving productivity and operational efficiency. Collaboration is unachievable without the instantaneous sharing of knowledge; still many businesses fail to realise the real value of group chat. So here we are with our take on the common misconceptions of chat and what is stopping companies from adopting it.
How to architect Enterprise Chat for your organisation (Part 2) - Creating & maintaining the right chat room structure
In our last blog we looked at the importance of a well thought through chat room structure, its benefits and the 5 types of chat rooms that are the basis of all chat room architecture. This weeks blog will be looking at a real-life example, the principles of centralised vs decentralised management and maintenance and the creation of naming conventions.
Attending the Microsoft Lync Conference in February, it was great to be able to meet a multitude of people from all sorts of companies who are using, deploying, or administering Lync Persistent Chat. What’s more, this year, the number of new Persistent Chat adopters had increased triple-fold, as more and more organisations begin to realise the value of implementing Enterprise Chat to drive their team-based collaboration needs.
Blue Light Services are critical to keep a country's fundamental services running smoothly. Collectively referred to as Blue Light Services, they consist of the Police, Fire & Rescue and Ambulance Services. Treasured as a National asset, they uphold a country’s services and most importantly protect the Public.
Their duties are manifold: It involves saving lives, maintaining national safety by preventing crime, rescuing houses as well as livestock during major incidents such as floods and fires and responding immediately to violence, riots and accidents.
What makes a business competitive? Its ability to carve a unique positioning? A great brand? Its capacity to out-compete others through an aggressive marketing strategy? Or an innovative, unique product? Well it’s certainly not just one of the above.
Competitiveness is determined by an organisation’s ability to keep up-to-date with their internal and external stakeholders by constantly bridging strong links between them through various communication channels. This could be summed up as ‘Collaboration determines Competitiveness’.
Ever wondered how the terms ‘Collaboration’ and ‘Persistent Chat’ could fit within the Government Sector? All Governments have a structure that resembles a Spider web. In essence, governments consists of several departments and sub departments within it (nodes), dispersed across large distances (links). Despite being situated in different locations, the government functions need to work together as one to accomplish one thing – to serve the public.
Collaboration technologies are the most cutting edge tools to harness the knowledge of employees and leverage them for business and competitive advantage. Yet as we saw in the news not long ago (following an internal memo from UBS - about how certain social related chat rooms must not be used by employees), many enterprises still have their doubts.