It’s been yet another interesting week in the CaaS world. Here are some of the stories we’ve covered over the past week.
FirmTech, a managed service provider, joined Evolve IP’s (News - Alert) CloudNOW partner program, offering cloud computing services to legal firms.
“We are very excited to have FirmTech join the CloudNow program and for their initial success. The legal market requires a significant amount of trust and FirmTech is a proven IT partner that has serviced their clients exceptionally well,” said Joe Corvaia, vice president of cloud computing for Evolve IP. FirmTech will offer data centers and disaster recovery services under the partner program.
Vonjour announced a series of cloud-based phone solutions aimed at creating a mobile workforce. The business phone company said it implemented the offerings in the wake of an O2 (News - Alert) study finding many professional women still felt pressure to balance family life and work life. Even with the new flexibility in gender roles in the 21st century, many women still find themselves most responsible for the care of young children as well as a disproportionate share of housework. Remote work is one solution, allowing people to work while still maintaining family life.
New cloud communication tools are great, but not if employees don’t have access to hardware that can access them. That’s sadly the case with many companies, according to a survey of over 200 employees by Eccentex. The survey included a wide cross-section of executives, IT professionals and knowledge workers.
“At Eccentex, we are striving to deliver a customizable cloud-based platform that empowers the modern worker,” said Glen Schrank, CEO at Eccentex Corporation. “We want workers to be satisfied with the tools they are using, which enable tasks to be executed quickly, efficiently, and effectively. Modern technology in the workplace not only increases productivity, but keeps companies competitive in their respected industry as well.”
Most of these workers said their employers did not give them access to the latest tools. It’s apparently a factor in the BYOD movement. If the IP department won’t give them the latest gadgets for cloud communication, they’ll have to buy their own smartphones and tablets.
The next week and the weeks to come will only bring more exciting news. Please stay tuned for more updates.