Implementing bring your own device (BYOD) policies has certainly gained some traction these days and can be explored...from many angles. For this post, I'll cite three high-level challenges that businesses of any size will face when implementing BYOD. I hope you take this insight as a starting point for further research, as BYOD can have far-reaching implications for UC. At first glance, BYOD looks like a money-saver since employees pay for their devices.
When businesses are ready to seriously consider unified communications (UC), a fundamental decision emerges about the deployment model. The conventional path is to deploy a premises-based solution, much like what has been done with other communications technologies to date. This is the familiar model where an IT team prefers to own and operate the solution, but not every IT department can do that. In many cases, the expertise is lacking, and shrinking budgets dictate a more economical approach.
Voice over IP in the enterprise has clearly emerged as the successor to time-division multiplexing (TDM), offering businesses an overhaul of their telephony systems. In 2015, VoIP reached its 20-year milestone, so the technology has been with us for a long time. But as often happens in technology, the adoption process has been slow. VoIP has been business-grade for many years. Its gradual adoption has reached critical mass, where most businesses now know about it and a growing number are using it.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".