Women have been making great strides in technology; this year in the Bay Area, the epicenter of technology, more women are enrolled in the intro to computer science class at UC Berkeley than men for this first time ever. And now, women hold 26 percent of professional computer occupations in the U.S. workforce. However, women are still fighting for equal pay and treatment in the workplace. With this in mind, Blue Jeans has begun its series, “Women In Technology,” to connect women in the industry, as they aim to succeed in a traditionally unreceptive environment. This series aims to reach a mass number of people, by blending our technology with featured stories of female leaders to change perception and habits in the workplace.
Have you ever watched your favorite celebrity at a movie premiere and wished you could ask him or her a question, face-to-face? Or wanted to ask your CEO a question at your company all-hands but you are in an audience of thousands of remote viewers? Our customers were asking these questions that pushed the boundaries of video conferencing as we know it, and Blue Jeans heard them. Today, we are thrilled to introduce Blue Jeans Primetime, an interactive online events service that expands the possibilities of video conferencing.
Video conferencing systems have been around for decades, but advances in technology have made video conferencing a more convenient, more economically viable solution for businesses. Even better news? It's only going to get better in the future.
Standing in the shadows of history’s Great Minds-- Gandhi, Shakespeare, Hitchcock and more-- is a humbling and inspiring experience. Thinking about how much they’ve achieved makes us reflect on how to make the most of what we have to offer. In the spirit of the Great Minds, both past and present, here are some tips on how to cultivate a Great Mind of your own:
Whether it means walking down the hall or flying across the country, travel has long been the only solution for face-to-face collaboration. These days, however, cost and time constraints mean more businesses are looking for alternatives to travel that still result in a personal connection. AT&T and Blue Jeans Network recently announced a partnership that helps businesses close the gap when business travel is out of the question.
Mobile access is quickly becoming the future of enterprise communications. In the recent words of Forbes writer, Ben Kepes, "Enterprises are increasingly realizing that mobilizing their workforce isn’t just about giving everyone a smartphone with email access, rather it’s about building a plethora of both internally and externally facing applications – for marketing, operations, collaboration etc." At Blue Jeans Network, we couldn’t agree more. With a focus on security, scalability, and interoperability, Blue Jeans is innovating mobile business communications. Let’s check out the details.
At Blue Jeans Network, we believe that collaboration breeds greatness, and that everyone deserves to be seen and heard. We can only imagine what the great minds of history could have created if collaboration had been as easy as a video conference.
In the spirit of collaboration, we took a look back in history to see how timeless great minds worked to improve the way people collaborate and forever shaped the way we communicate and do business:
No one ever said sales was easy. The role requires some serious charisma, persistence, and social savvy. Just to give you an idea of how difficult sales can be, let’s take a look at some numbers. According to research from the Harvard Business Review, only 9.1% of sales meetings result in a sale. That’s assuming you can even organize the meeting in the first place.
Great minds think alike—this idiom is often humorously tossed out when two colleagues come to the same conclusion or suggest similar ideas. But is it true? Fortunately for society it is not. In truth, it is the dissimilarity between and originality of human minds that makes them individually great.
The defining feature of great minds is that they do not approach matters in the same way that others do, great or otherwise. It is the inherent ability to break the mold, think outside the box and approach a problem from a different vantage point that makes a mind “great.”
Blue Jeans Network Inc, is aware of the recent vulnerability known as the “Bash Bug” or “Shellshock,” the GNU Bash Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2014-6271).