What is the difference between communication and communications?

Communication is a shared experience. Communications is how that experience is shared. Communicating is the core of every interaction we have. The relative framework for different types of communication enabled by different types of communications brings an insightful view to communicating and reveals the sweet spot that enables Innovation.

The Benefits of Collaboration Between Institutions

Institutions have traditionally served as the organizing framework for bringing people together towards a common goal. By definition however, these institutions are exclusionary in their makeup. These institutional models are rapidly becoming limited models for the kinds of work and innovative solutions that are being demanded today.

Building an inclusive, flexible and innovative Community Collaboration Ecosystem

Our existing models of working together are just not as effective as they used to be, as a result there is often a lack of innovation, siloing and generally slow progress on requirements that demand ever faster solutions. A Community Collaborative Ecosystem is a new model that will enhance innovation.

3 Steps to Building a Collaborative Business

Organizations want to become more collaborative. Investing in technology tools that drive innovation and connect key stakeholders will help accelerate collaboration only if people know how to use these tools. Otherwise, instead of accelerating collaboration, you’ve just purchased some expensive dust collectors. Find out how to avoid expensive dust collectors by executing effective technology adoption in this week’s blog.

Is True Collaboration a 2 Pizza Team Rule?

Jeff Bezos, Thomas Edison and Mark Zuckerburg have all had a common observation – smaller teams accomplish more. Far more, when it comes to creative or innovative work. So, what technology can turbo charge these smaller teams to be creative and innovative?

What Type of Space Do You Need?

Meeting rooms are where workspace and technology really come together. Room systems must be effective places to meet where both the physical and virtual world intersect seamlessly. They must contain the right mix of conferencing technologies to enable the required level of collaboration and this will naturally lead to innovation.

Increasing the Velocity of Collaboration in Your Organization

Once the user based, collaboration capability requirements are determined, then you can select what the technologies are for the meeting rooms and for the individuals connecting into conferences. This process is critical and avoids a lot of wasted efforts and brings a cohesive approach to the technology roadmap your organization requires. It helps turn the patchwork of technology found in most organizations into a tapestry of technology, which becomes an enabler to greater collaboration within the organization.

What Conferencing Technologies Should be Available in Our Meeting Rooms?

Using technology to bring people together over distance is more and more a common-place activity, but the number of options available to do that is mind-boggling. And getting clarity on a solution is hard. The process is critical and avoids a lot of wasted efforts and brings a cohesive approach to the technology roadmap your organization requires. The ET Group has helped many organizations through this process and we are honoured to represent the City of Toronto in their candidacy for the 2013 Intelligent Community of the Year Award.

ET Group Welcomes The Intelligent Community Forum to Toronto

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) is visiting Toronto, Ontario! Toronto is one of seven global finalists selected from twenty-one communities with a documented strategy for creating local prosperity and inclusion using broadband and IT. ET Group is honoured to represent Toronto in their candidacy for the 2013 Intelligent Community of the Year Award. We are happy to announce that ET Group will be hosting the ICF delegation in our offices where we will showcase our Intelligent Justice solutions currently being rolled out across the province of Ontario.

Five Common Mistakes in Technology User Adoption

Some organizations readily adopt new technologies and others deploy technology only to have it collect dust. What is the difference between these deployments? There are five common mistakes that organizations make when they introduce new technology to their workforce. Being aware of them will help you avoid making these mistakes yourself.