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Put More Punch in the Mobile Workforce with Logitech Collaboration Program

July 20, 2015

The mobile workforce may be one of the most powerful tools to come along in a long time, but like most any powerful tool, it can also be very dangerous for companies to use. If used incorrectly, the mobile workforce can fall apart into a morass of shirked responsibilities and unreachable membership. But with tools like the new Logitech Collaboration Platform (LCP), the idea of a much simpler and easier to use communications platform may help address many of these issues right out of the box.

Logitech has an all-star lineup of partners contributing to the LCP, including Vidyo, Lifesize, BroadSoft, and Blue Jeans Network, all bringing parts to this impressive new whole. Described as a combination of hardware and software systems, the LCP makes it easier to engage in collaboration regardless of current location. It contains the capability to not only engage in videoconferencing, but also allows for the establishment of virtual meeting rooms and even for mobile communications to help keep everyone on the same page, working in the same direction, and publicly accountable all in one package.

The LCP system allows for the use of several major conferencing tools, including the Logitech ConferenceCam Connect system, and can even allow for remote pan, tilt and zoom functions to help better connect with the users. The system itself is designed with a focus on ease of use and deployment, and is intended to help make everything from the huddle room to the conference room available just about anywhere.

Jason Moss, who serves with Logitech's collaboration group as its general manager, commented on the release, saying the LCP project would “...focus on an exceptional user experience by enhancing business communications with end-to-end solutions that simply work.”

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A mobile workforce isn't an easy thing to establish. While there's clearly value in it, it comes with a big price in terms of culture. The ability to work at any time of the day or night is valuable in terms of dealing with different time zones. Throw in the boost to morale as parents can pick up kids from school, be home when said kids are sick, or even work at their own pace from home while sick and not infect the office, and that's just the start of the dual-sided value here. A mobile workforce requires specific kinds of people, and specific tools. Remote collaboration tools help ensure that the work is getting done when it needs to be done. Plus, it has the added advantage of keeping everybody rowing in the same direction, so to speak; a lot of time and effort can be lost because someone on the team was working hard in the wrong direction.

Tools like LCP can mean the difference between a failed mobile workforce and one that's even better than the stationary version. With all the value that a mobile workforce can bring to the table, it's time to start looking into these tools, and Logitech—with its impressive array of partners—is a great place to start.

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

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