Deutsche Telekom Pilots New Virtual Office Powered by Sococo Software from Aurea
Aurea Software Inc., the “Netflix of business software,” announced Deutsche Telekom is piloting its first-ever Virtual Office using Sococo software from Aurea. Used to better connect its distributed workforce and increase culture and collaboration across the company’s customer service teams, the pilot will run until March.
Deutsche Telekom customer service teams — comprised of 30,000 employees across Germany — are distributed throughout the country. Despite using a geographically distributed and hybrid work setting, team members need to be able to “work as one” to deliver optimal customer experiences.
Using Aurea’s Sococo solution, Deutsche Telekom is at the forefront of solving this problem of connection and culture in the geographically distributed and hybrid workplace by launching a Virtual Office that allows workers to enjoy the same level of connection and presence online that they once enjoyed in person.
“Hybrid work is here to stay. The pandemic started it, but workers embraced it, and there is no going back to a 100 percent in-person work world. And while research supports that working from home has many benefits, it also creates unique challenges,” said Scott Brighton, CEO of Aurea. “Workers can’t connect in the hallways the way they once did. They don’t meet new people on campus or when visiting other offices around the world. Common virtual meeting communication tools have made their work world smaller — encouraging them to stay in regular communication with people they already know, but not empowering them to discover new people or new ideas. This has led to a lack of experiencing a vibrant culture of diversity that was more prominent when workers came into a physical office.”
Brighton added, “With the creation of its Virtual Office, Deutsche Telekom is leading the industry by creating a hybrid-work environment that offers employees more ways to connect, collaborate, and build culture no matter where they are in the world.”
Deutsche Telekom’s Virtual Office looks and feels like an actual office — however, it’s online instead of in a physical building. There are gathering spaces, meeting and conference rooms, and even break areas, giving every employee the ability to see where colleagues are and what they are doing. This creates a rich sense of presence that is missing from basic communication tools that only show a generic status color next to a list of colleagues. Employees can meet and connect with new people using virtual meeting experiences specifically designed to create the casual connections present in in-office settings. For example, Deutsche Telekom’s Virtual Office has a Coffee Roulette room where employees are randomly connected to another co-worker they may not already know. They can spend a few minutes getting to know each other — sharing details about their roles, how they can help each other, and even what inspires them.
Aurea’s Sococo solution is centered around going beyond the basic communication aspects that traditional virtual meeting platforms provide to build true culture and connection.
“Like many large enterprises, Deutsche Telekom thrives, in part, due to the diverse backgrounds and skills of our workforce coming together to share knowledge and collaborate to solve customer issues more efficiently,” said Gereon Hammel, vice president of business development at Deutsche Telekom. “Many of the methods we’ve traditionally relied on to forge this collaboration are lost when functions are shrunk to closed and niche calls with immediate team members. By partnering with Aurea to launch this Virtual Office, we can enable important components of an in-person work environment within our hybrid work setting. This allows us to leverage our scale and diverse workforce, without requiring everyone to be in the same physical office space. The ease at which we can implement the Sococo solution across our team means our Virtual Office can be implemented in a matter of minutes.”
REGISTER TODAY: Hear more from Gereon Hammel and Scott Brighton on how to enable digital connection and build a Virtual Office during VentureBeat’s Future of Work Summit. Sign up today for the January 12 event.
Aurea helps global businesses accelerate digital transformation through unlimited access to the world’s first business software library, which includes solutions that enable the Future of Commerce, work, and IT. Our customers enjoy access to every product in our portfolio, all of which are cloud-based, enterprise-scale, and easy-to-use with one simple subscription. Our unique operating model and acquisition strategy grows our software portfolio every year, creating unparalleled value and unlimited possibility. For more information, visit Aurea.com.
To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.
The Abbi Agency
About Business Wire
(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Altasciences Chosen by Virpax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Conduct First-in-Human Study of Epoladerm™ for Chronic Pain Associated with Osteoarthritis of the Knee21.1.2022 17:00:00 CET | Press release
Altasciences is pleased to have been chosen by Virpax® Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Virpax”) (NASDAQ:VRPX) to conduct a first-in-human study of Epoladerm™ (diclofenac epolamine) for chronic pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee. This treatment is supplied in a pre-filled device for administration as a topical spray film. The study will be conducted in Q2 2022 at Altasciences’ clinical pharmacology unit in Montreal, Canada. “We look forward to working with Altasciences to accelerate the development of this analgesic treatment and provide robust data in support of the 505(b)(2) FDA approval pathway,” stated Virpax’s Chairman & CEO, Anthony P. Mack. Virpax’s proprietary technology provides a pre-filled canister for the therapeutic application of a clear, fast-drying spray film that is thinner than a standard liquid bandage. This technology offers convenience and eliminates the need for messy creams or gels. Altasciences leverages decades of experience conducting first-in-human clinic
OMRON Healthcare Remote Patient Monitoring Services Win “Best of” Honors at CES 202221.1.2022 16:21:00 CET | Press release
OMRON Healthcare, Inc., the global leader in remote blood pressure monitoring and personal health technology, spotlighted its new remote patient monitoring services at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and won “Best of” honors for its offerings in the U.K. and U.S: Hypertension Plus by OMRON in the U.K. was selected as a TWICE Picks Awards winner for the 2022 TWICE, Residential Systems and TechRadar Pro Picks Awards VitalSight™ by OMRON in the U.S. was recognised as an INSIDER “Best of” CES selection These remote patient monitoring services gained recognition at the world’s largest innovation show as breakthrough health technology designed to foster greater active health condition management, strengthen the patient-physician connection, and guide behavior change to reduce health risks, while advancing the company’s mission of Going for Zero heart attacks and strokes. “OMRON developed Hypertension Plus as the first step toward transforming chronic care in the U.K., while VitalSig
Schlumberger Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2021 Results21.1.2022 12:50:00 CET | Press release
Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB) today reported results for the fourth-quarter and full-year 2021. Fourth-Quarter Results (Stated in millions, except per share amounts)Three Months EndedChangeDec. 31, 2021Sept. 30, 2021Dec. 31, 2020SequentialYear-on-yearRevenue* $6,225 $5,847 $5,532 6% 13% Income before taxes - GAAP basis $755 $691 $471 9% 60% Net income - GAAP basis $601 $550 $374 9% 61% Diluted EPS - GAAP basis $0.42 $0.39 $0.27 8% 56% Adjusted EBITDA** $1,381 $1,296 $1,112 7% 24% Adjusted EBITDA margin** 22.2% 22.2% 20.1% 2 bps 208 bps Pretax segment operating income** $986 $908 $654 9% 51% Pretax segment operating margin** 15.8% 15.5% 11.8% 31 bps 401 bps Net income, excluding charges & credits** $587 $514 $309 14% 90% Diluted EPS, excluding charges & credits** $0.41 $0.36 $0.22 14% 86% Revenue by Geography International $4,898 $4,675 $4,343 5% 13% North America* 1,281 1,129 1,167 13% 10% Other 46 43 22 n/m n/m $6,225 $5,847 $5,532 6% 13% *Schlumberger divested certain businesses i
ZuluTrade - World’s Largest Social Trading Platform Joins the Finvasia Group21.1.2022 12:08:00 CET | Press release
ZuluTrade is strongly positioned to become the biggest and the largest broker neutral social trading platform with acquisition by Finvasia Group. 2022 will see ZuluTrade strengthening its current capabilities and widen its product line by venturing into different markets and financial instruments. The expansion will include contemporary asset classes like cryptocurrencies and traditional asset classes like stocks and bonds. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220120005780/en/ ZuluTrade - World’s Largest Social Trading Platform Joins the Finvasia Group (Graphic: Business Wire) ZuluTrade has been at the forefront of copy trading for more than a decade and has helped over a million investors across more than 100 countries trade a volume of over USD 2 trillion. ZuluTrade 2.0 Future plans include launching a more engaging social investing platform with enhanced social and technology features, built on ZuluTrade’s curre
Ipsen Nominates Karen Witts as New Independent Board Member21.1.2022 07:00:00 CET | Press release
Regulatory News: This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220120006035/en/ Karen Witts (Photo: Business Wire) Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) announced today the nomination of Karen Witts to its Board of Directors as independent member. Karen Witts was Group CFO at Compass Group Plc until October 2021. Compass is the world’s leading food service company, operating in 43 countries and employing more than 500k people. She was responsible for corporate strategy and planning, business performance management and reporting, financial reporting and control, tax and treasury activities, M&A, internal audit and enterprise risk management, investor relations, and led the digital and technology function. Prior to this, Karen was Group CFO at Kingfisher Plc, the international home improvement company. She has also held various senior strategic finance positions at companies including Vodafone Group Services Ltd, and BT Plc. She
Peru Is Presenting Itself at FITUR 2022 as a Bio-safe Destination, Committed to Outdoor Experiences21.1.2022 02:48:00 CET | Press release
Peru is in attendance at the 42nd edition of FITUR 2022 to position itself as a safe and ready destination for international travellers, motivating them to rediscover the South American country, reported the Comisión de Promoción del Perú para la Exportación y el Turismo [Peruvian Export and Tourism Promotion Commission] (PROMPERÚ). This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220119005812/en/ Inauguration of the Peru stand at FITUR 2022 by the executive president of PROMPERÚ, Amora Carbajal. ©PROMPERÚ In line with its promotion and recovery strategy, Peru is presenting a delegation made up of 19 co-exhibitors in order to show off the best of its tourist offering in the nature, adventure and culture segments. Likewise, it announced its collaboration with the Asociación Española de Agencias de Incentivos – IdeMICE, in order to enhance the attributes of the destination in this segment. In addition, the executive president of
McAfee Continues to Provide Leading Online Protection to Consumers21.1.2022 02:40:00 CET | Press release
Today, McAfee Corp. (NASDAQ: MCFE, “McAfee”), a global leader in online protection, provided an update regarding its pure-play consumer offering and the previously announced divestiture of its enterprise business. In July 2021, McAfee completed the sale of its enterprise business. This transaction allowed McAfee to singularly focus on its consumer business and accelerate its strategy to be the leader in online protection for consumers. “McAfee continues to safeguard the privacy, security and identity of our consumers as the digital world evolves rapidly,” said Gagan Singh, Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue and Product Officer, McAfee. “We continue to stand firm that meaningful protection is a personal right for consumers and have recently rolled out major updates and industry firsts, including McAfee Total Protection and Protection Score, that look out for consumers online, including their privacy and identity.” The McAfee Enterprise business was purchased by Symphony Technology