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[2/10/17] Release Notes iOS

Now available in the App Store and on Google Play. Below is a brief breakdown of the included updates:

• The ability to start a message conversation with other MB process participants

To enable this feature: Contact us

• Automatic Emergency Alert sending:

This means that if you select the emergency alert; an alert will automatically be sent if you do not cancel or make a specific alert selection within 30 seconds or so

To enable this feature: Contact us

• Multi-Channel PTT Group Participation

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– This allows a dispatcher, for example, to participate in multiple groups at the same time.

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What is Business Process Management?

The term “BPM” or “Business Process Management” is thrown around a lot nowadays, and rightfully so, but what does it mean? What can BPM do for YOUR business?

Business Process Management, or BPM, is a systematic approach to making an organization’s workflow more effective, more efficient and more capable of adapting to an ever-changing environment. A business process is an activity or set of activities that will accomplish a specific organizational goal.

To break it down further:

Business: a person, partnership, or corporation engaged in commerce,manufacturing, or a service; profit-seeking enterprise or concern.

Process: a continuous action, operation, or series of changes taking place in a definite manner:

Management: the person or persons controlling and directing the affairs of a business, institution

Therefore the main purpose, and point of BPM is to simplify ones business. By enabling a software that helps with the automation of ones business you are choosing to curate and create simplistic ways of navigating your business.

With a BPM solution you can take HR documents, vacation request forms, time sheets, design docs, ect. Store them all in one solution, send them out, fill them out, approve or deny straight from one piece of software. The list is truly endless and made to fit your organizations needs. Gone are the days of filing away endless paper work, wondering where you saved a certain document, or sending out project requests, then having to print said request, then copying it back on a computer for storage.

With a BPM solution you can have the ease of mind in knowing, not only that your documents are safe, but all in one place and easily accessible. BPM is aimed at improving workflow and communication within a company.

Managing tasks and projects has never been easier within a BPM solution. Next week we will dive into how Team on the Run aims to be your all in one BPM solution.

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Team on the Run Brings New Enterprise Solution to U.S. Cellular Customers

LYNDHURST, N.J., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Team on the Run has collaborated with U.S. Cellular to help enrich the carrier’s solution portfolio available to their growing enterprise customer base and to continue capitalizing on their expanding network of 4GLTE capabilities.  The addition of this new technology to their solution offering will allow U.S. Cellular customers to manage their businesses from mobile phones, tablets and desktop devices.

Team on the Run is a business process communications tool that enhances the operations for businesses across industry verticals — operational task-flow and communication is simplified, the efficiency of today’s mobile workforce is maximized.  Team on the Run was chosen for its ease of deployment, multi-industry applications and for its secure and robust features; such as VOIP, Push-To-talk, Business Forms and GPS/Dispatch.

Pascal Beglin, CEO for Team on the Run, said:

“To be selected by USCC is a privilege – we are honored to work with a carrier that understands the value proposition they must offer their customer – to go beyond simply offering voice and data.  We know our solution can make a huge difference in the competitiveness and data security of our End Users.”

Scott Scheuber, Director of Product Management for U.S. Cellular, said:

“We look forward to our business and government customers using our new Team on the Run solution and experiencing how it can simplify and enhance their operations.”

About Team on the Run:

Team on the Run is a NJ-based subsidiary of StreamWIDE, a telecommunications company delivering SIP based software and services to over 70 Telco operators and 200 + million end users world-wide for over 15 years.  Team on the Run is creating a lot of buzz in the mobile space for SMB, Enterprise, Non-Profit, and Government organizations.  The concept of Team on the Run, is to ensure affordable secure messaging, team connectivity, and simplify mobile business workflow highlighting push-to-talk, asset location services and critical alert systems. https://blog.teamontherun.com; Twitter.com/Teamontherun; https://www.teamontherun.com; www.teamonmission.com, www.streamwide.com.

About U.S. Cellular:

U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don’t and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance in the North Central Region, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com.

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Team on the Run Partners with Klein Electronics

Team on the Run is now partnered with Klein Electronics, one of the web’s biggest in Push-to-Talk Over Cellular (POC) phone accessories.

On Klein’s website you now have the option to find Push-to-Talk accessories that are fully compatible with Team on the Run.

The full list can be found in the link below

To learn more about Klein Electronics:

http://www.headsetusa.com/

To purchase PTT accessories compatabile with Team on the Run go here:

http://www.headsetusa.com/poc-accessories/team-on-the-run/

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Release Notes: Latest Team on the Run Updates

Release Notes Highlights: End of 2016

These are the most notable updates found within the Team on the Run app over the last month. Moving forward, as each update goes live on iOS and Android you will be able to find the release notes on the blog and across our social platforms. Be sure to subscribe to the blog to be notified when a post goes live.

If you have any additional questions be sure to follow us on Twitter and ask away!

Default action on contact press

Description: The new Default action setting in Settings/Options allows the user to decide what action will be performed when he presses a contact on the Contacts screen.

3 modes are available:

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  • Send message: open or start a conversation with the contact or group (existing behavior and default selected action)
  • Call: trigger a call to the contact or start a Push-To-Talk session if a group was selected
  • Push-To-Talk: start a Push-To-Talk session with the contact or group

Push-To-Talk Floor control sounds

Description: When the Push-To-Talk floor control sounds option is enabled in Settings/Voice Settings/Push-To-Talk Options, floor control sounds will now be noticeable not only to user when pressing or releasing the floor but also when other participants presses / release the floor.

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Push-To-Talk auto-join session sound

Description: When both the Push-To-Talk floor control sounds and Push-To-Talk Auto response options are enabled in Settings/Voice Settings/Push-To-Talk Options, a sound will now be played to notify user that he has automatically joined a PTT session. The join session audio notification sound is only played to the added participant.

*All updates are available on both iOS and Android devices

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Digital Transformation: How it can Protect your Business

*Digital Transformation Made Concrete: Part One was made to examine the ‘what’ portion of Digital Transformation, part two will cover the ‘why.’

When we look at the Digital Transformation and how it is shaping companies, one of the most important things to take in is the protection aspect. Company data, files, and even standard emails are at risk on any given day.

In a study done in 2013 by TechTalk, 95.6% of commuters put their company data at risk. This can be done by sending emails over “free” WiFi, or even sending data over 4G. You don’t realize in doing so that you are in fact putting your companies data at risk.

Timothy Francis, enterprise lead for Cyber Insurance digs further into the premise stating, “62% of cyber breach victims are small to mid-size businesses, which are at the greatest risk for an attack. Their level of preparation is low, and the costs of customer notification alone can be enough to do a small company irreparable financial harm.” In the same article which written by Rosalie L. Donlon, goes on to explain that the cost of a data breach in just legal fees alone can be crippling for a business.

So what we are looking at now is employees who are unintentionally putting their business at risk just by doing their job. Having a chat over texts or email while at the local coffee shop on their free WiFi is a danger to your company. This is why the digital transformation is important for businesses small to large. This is also where Team on the Run comes in, to help protect your company’s data with our state-of-the-art encryption capabilities.

Our company branded messenger can be used both on mobile and on web, that way you always know that your employees conversations and data is safe at all times. Team on the Run allows you to have your entire company contacts stored in our encrypted platform allowing you to safely send information between co-workers wherever you are.

When it comes to the digital transformation of a business, making sure they are safe and secure for the future is at the forefront. Team on the Run enables you to make sure employees can be accessible to each other, on a safe network, and at all times. No one wants to be the company that has it’s information stolen because employee B needed to send an email to employee A on Dunkin Donuts WiFi, all while using a Gmail account.

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At Team on the Run, we want you to be able to enjoy that cup of coffee without having to worry if your messages are safe.

In our next post we will look at what digital transformation means for Team on the Run.

**A note about security at Team on the Run:

Secure communication is at core of our platform. We work to ensure that we have state of the art encryption so your information is safe and sound. Plus we offer a remote data wipe out option so if a device is stolen or misplaced the team Administrator can wipe it clean to secure confidential information leaks.

Along with the great features listed above, our business messaging package also includes:

  • Advanced Group Management
  • Usage Reports for Admins
  • Integrated with External Storage: Dropbox, Google Drive, Alfresco
  • Availability of Open API
  • Real – Time Synchronization between WebChat and Smartphone App

 

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Digital Transformation Made Concrete: Part One

Digital transformation, business mobility, mobile enterprise, and some other related buzzwords.

Let’s start by defining the term. I found this definition by Agile Elephant that I think explains the term very clearly:

“Digital transformation is the process of shifting your organization from a legacy approach to new ways of working and thinking using digital, social, mobile and emerging technologies.  It involves a change in leadership, different thinking, the encouragement of innovation and new business models, incorporating digitization of assets and an increased use of technology to improve the experience of your organizations employees, customers, suppliers, partners and stakeholders.”

A few means of digital transformation include the use of analytics, mobility, social media and smart embedded devices to improve on traditional techniques and technologies to aide in smoother, faster and more intuitive internal processes and external customer relations.

The digital transformation is already a reality and the “transformation” side should not be taken lightly, as Phillip Tracy points out in What is Digital Transformation:

“Leading companies of this concept can be found in nearly all industries, with disrupters like Uber providing extreme examples of what digital transformation can achieve. In fact, in 2014 MIT interviewed 157 executives in 50 large companies — typically $1 billion or more in annual sales — and spanning 15 countries. Approximately half of the interviewees were business leaders such as CEOs, line of business managers, marketing heads or COOs, while the other half were IT and technology leaders. The companies interviewed were moving forward with digital transformation at varying speeds and experiencing varying levels of success. MIT found the best companies – those they refer to as “Digirati” – combine digital activity with strong leadership to turn technology into transformation, or what MIT considers reaching “digital maturity.”

As businesses look to integrate these process management tools into their arsenal to improve their companies function, Team on the Run is here to help. Team on the Run provides businesses with a company branded messenger platform that includes features like Push to Talk, NFC tag check in, secure VoIP calls and Geolocation.

The main point of the digital transformation is to reshape the modern enterprise and automatize the processes you go through on a daily basis. Eliminate the hassle passing documents by hand, or logging driver miles for fleet management by digitizing your processes and letting the technology improve your day to day.

One example for Team on the Run and Fleet Management customers is our ability to get rid of expensive outdated equipment by making their processes quicker and more efficient. When you have less steps in a process you can save time, so when you look at something like Geolocation and PTT (Push to Talk) they save time by utilizing both on one device and in one app as opposed to using Walkie-Talkie equipment and a GPS.

In our next post we will look at how the digital transformation can protect your business.

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Push-to-Talk Feature for iOS

Below you will find the Team on the Run feature video about Push to Talk on iOS devices.

This video will outline some of the core features that you are able to accomplish with Push to Talk on Team on the Run. If you are unfamiliar with Team on the Run and would like to learn more visit us at https://www.teamontherun.com/en-US/

  1. 0:15- How to use Push to Talk
  2. 1:07- How to call multiple members at once

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The Value of Push-to-Talk

Do you ever find yourself sitting in a meeting listening to the multiple conversations going on at one time and wonder, how are we actually getting things done?

There have been times when sitting in a meeting was comparable to a Thanksgiving meal with my family and all the cousins, conversations flowing at a rapid pace.

A meeting shouldn’t be going on like this, meetings are set up to complete tasks, accomplish goals and to put plans together. Using the Push-to-Talk feature by Team on the Run. we have found a way to cut down on chatter, improve workflow, and improve the overall experience of a meeting.

What makes Push-to-Talk a successful solution for a meeting? Its ability to give one person the floor to speak. You speak when its your turn, everyone else listens, once you finish someone else can take over and have the floor. This gives each employee a voice no matter if you are the manager, intern, or executive.

Having these meetings with a global company or a company with remote employees is a great way to make sure everyone is attentive and gets a chance to voice their opinion.

When we have a weekly meeting it’s a time for each employee to speak up on their tasks that they are currently working on and with Push-to-Talk each member has a chance to speak up and take turns. When it’s your turn to speak, the floor is yours and you can explain everything.

Meetings through something like Skype or Google Hangouts can actually hinder productivity when everyone can speak at one time. Not to mention the guy on the call that doesn’t realize his mic is always on.

Team on the Run also offers the ability to set up channels: A channel is a group full of members who, when signed in, can push to talk with everyone, from anywhere, just like a walkie-talkie Frequency band, but far stronger. This allows you to control who can enter the meeting, that way you can make sure that the right people are always in your meetings.

Team on the Run allows you to take control of a meeting and make sure everyone is not only participating but plans stay intact and goals on target.

Say goodbye to overly complicated meetings and hello to meetings simplified.

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Using Push-to-Talk on Webchat

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Value through Story: Introduction

Here at Team on the Run we understand the value of a good story to help a brand grow. A good story helps a brand grow by showing people the realistic side of why a brand can be right for a business.

A few months back we started a series called Content on the Run, which was a way for us to introduce and highlight some of the many features we offer within Team on the Run.

Now, we want to share some of the stories on how Team on the Run is improving businesses, with you. Team on the run offers users and businesses alike with a multitude of features. On the blog in the past we’ve told you about these features, now it is about showing you.

Starting October 21, 2016 our first post will go live. Be sure to tune into the blog each Friday as we share some stories on how Team on the Run is improving workplaces around the world.

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