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Now There’s a Better Solution to Booking Recurring Meetings with Conflicting Instances

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There’s nothing more frustrating than booking a recurring meeting series, only to have the request declined due to just one or a few conflicting instances in the meeting room. Thanks to the new Resource Central feature, it’s now possible to know if all meeting rooms are available for all recurring meetings.   Even if a meeting room is not available on all the requested dates of a meeting, you can still book the room for the available occurrences. When you try to book a new meeting room, the conflicting dates will all be listed and viewable at a glance. The order form will show the approved dates for booking the meeting room, so you can still book catering to be delivered to that room for those dates.

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  • It's frustrating to book a recurring meeting series if the request is declined due to a few conflicting instances in the meeting room.
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Ghost Meetings: Clearing Up Your Meeting Booking System to Prevent Rooms From Sitting Empty

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Today’s businesses are in a cutthroat competition to attract and retain talent. Benefits and salaries are an important part of being able to retain talent, but so is creating a positive and productive work environment that empowers employees. One common sticking point in offices is the problems associated with finding and booking a meeting room. While scheduling meetings should be a straightforward, routine task, that’s unfortunately not the case in most businesses. Meeting rooms are often fully booked, making it challenging for employees to schedule important meetings. This requires employees to spend time asking around to see if someone can move their meeting so that they can use the room. What makes the problem even more frustrating is that some of these meeting rooms that are supposedly

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  • Avoid ghost meetings to improve your work environment by clearing up no-show meetings in your calendar and implementing meeting room booking displays.
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Why People Steal Meeting Rooms and How to Prevent it From Happening

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Have you ever had the experience of booking a meeting in advance, only to find that when you go to the meeting room to start your meeting, it is occupied by others? What’s worse is that the people in the room are looking at you as if you’re in the wrong place, even though you rightfully booked the meeting room. Oftentimes, meeting rooms get hijacked when we need them the most, such as before an important conference call or status update meeting. Why do people steal meeting rooms? How can we prevent meeting room theft from occurring? There are a number of reasons why people steal meeting rooms. These are some of the scenarios one might encounter.     “This meeting is really important. Could

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  • Why do people steal meeting rooms? Learn why and get some tips on how to prevent meeting room theft in your organization.
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Increase the Efficiency of Your Front Desk with Instant, Automated SMS Notifications

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First impressions matter. If visitors come to your facility and are greeted by a friendly receptionist and then are quickly met by their host, it could make all the difference in how your company is perceived. Resource Central is a meeting room booking system for Microsoft Outlook®, Exchange, and Office 365 with a new feature that instantly sends SMS notifications to hosts upon visitor check-in, alerting them of their visitors’ arrival. This makes the front desk more efficient and provides guests with an exceptional arrival experience. It also saves receptionists time, so they don’t have to call and track down employees when visitors arrive. Previously, the standard was for staff hosting visitors to receive an email when a visitor arrived. While email is effective to an extent,

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  • With SMS notifications, visitors can check in more quickly and easily and receptionists save time.
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How the Internet of Things Is Changing the Workplace

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The Internet of Things, which is often abbreviated to IoT, refers to the connection of devices to the Internet. This goes beyond computers and smartphones and includes kitchen appliances, cars, heart monitors, furnaces, and more. The list keeps on growing. These days, it seems like every new device has a “smart” component. Any standalone device that can be connected to the Internet and monitored and controlled from a remote location is considered an IoT device. Intel has projected that there will be 200 billion connected devices by 2020. While IoT device have been transforming our homes, we spend most of our time at work. The Internet of Things is already changing the way we work and do business.  A number of different industries, including marketing, manufacturing,

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  • The Internet of Things is already changing the way we work and do business in a number of different industries.
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