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BroadSoft CEO Comments on Refugee Ban

By Paula Bernier As I wrote earlier this week, President Trump’s executive order banning U.S. to refugees and travelers from seven heavily Muslim countries has been criticized from many of tech’s top brass. And today BroadSoft let me know that its CEO Michael Tessler, who recently became a U.S. citizen, has written a blog about […]

Broadvoice Expands Worker Benefits

By Paula Bernier Outspoken filmmaker Michael Moore’s documentary “Where to Invade Next” – which is about how government is benefitting regular folks in other parts of the world –  features a bit about the generous time off and pay policies in Italy. A couple in the movie talks about how Italians are guaranteed 30 to […]

CompTIA Expands Training with AITP Buy

By Paula Bernier CompTIA today announced plans to launch its first IT professional organization. At the same time, it revealed it has acquired the Association of Information Technology Professionals to move the effort forward. Technology Marketing Corp. did an interview with Nancy Hammervik, senior vice president of industry relations for CompTIA, to learn more. What […]

Digital Workplaces Enhance the Employee Experience

By Monika Fahlbusch, chief employee experience officer at BMC "Our people make us different" is a value many companies stand by. But great employees don't always stay in one place very long, with one third of new hires choosing to look for a new job within their first six months according to ERE Media. There’s also a war for […]

TaskRabbit CEO Pushes for Workplace Diversity

By Paula Bernier It’s one thing to talk about increasing diversity at your company. It’s another to both recognize there’s a need to take steps to better balance opportunity and representation for different types of people, and then put the processes, goals, and measurements in place to make that reality at your organization. That’s what […]

How to Build a Company Culture Focused on Customer Support

By Alyson Button Stone A company’s success today lies in its ability to build customer loyalty by providing outstanding customer service. According to Bain & Co. research, a company that improves its customer-retention rates by as little as 5 percent may see increased profits that are 25 to 95 percent higher. At the same time, […]

Avanquest’s myDevices Leader Addresses Company Culture, Hiring

A division of Avanquest, Los Angeles-based myDevices launched its Internet of Things platform in October of 2015. This platform can allow developers to leverage any device (be it an IoT device like a sensor or a PC, printer, smartphone, or TV) with any kind of connectivity. It also features schedulers so users can turn things […]

CounterPath: We Have the Energy of a Newborn in the Body of a 14-Year-Old

CounterPath Corp. designs, develops and sells software and services that enable enterprises and telecommunication service providers to deliver unified communications services over IP networks. Although the company has been around for well over a decade, Gabrielle Garon, human resources manager at the company, says it keeps the flame burning through its unique company culture, which […]

CEO at Octo Telematics Firm Offers His View of the World

Octo Telematics is a company that provides insurance telematics services. The company was founded more than 4 million connected cars and 14 years ago in Rome, and since then its devices have been installed in more than 3.7 million vehicles globally. We recently interviewed Nino Tarantino, CEO of Octo Telematics North America, about what he […]

Teamwork and Problem Solving Are Core to Synapse Culture

Team-oriented, innovative, fluid, fun, and open are the words Brent Dix, vice president of engineering at Synapse, uses to describe the culture at his company. “We consistently encourage a transparent flow of conversation and communication; we’ve eliminated the fear of people speaking their minds, when they feel they have a relevant point or argument to […]

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