5,000 Virgin Media workers unchained to slog away remotely
Fingers crossed those net connections stay up
Thousands of Virgin Media employees will soon be able to work from
their beds a variety of locations after the telco asked network kit biz Cisco to deploy its Quad, WebEx and Unified Comms products.
The tech sets free office-based folk so they can work remotely and on-the-go with video calls and shared documents, said Cisco. Virgin Media has a flexible working scheme and plans to begin rolling out Cisco's gear to around 5,000 staffers this month.
"The ability of social media to actively engage audiences is proven, and we're making the most of Cisco's collaboration software to bring new ways of working to Virgin Media," said VM's personnel boss Elisa Nardi.
"Our people will be able to connect using video, chat and activity feeds from the office, when working from home and on the go. We're enabling a more flexible and collaborative work environment and will continue to develop our use of Cisco Quad and WebEx to deliver an outstanding experience to our people and, ultimately, a more agile and engaged workforce."
Here's hoping that the broadband connection propping up those services in remote locations doesn't go titsup. ®
....VM staff will see first hand how 'overutilisation' on their UBR stops them from doing simple thing like video streaming, due to lost packets and other such problems customers often have for 6 months before being fixed.
Wat, Speedtest looks good using an ISP that does business with end users?
Almost certainly prioritizing their traffic, just the same way they shape NNTP except ofc their own. Oh yeah and throttle traffic 24/7 regardless of their deliberately unintelligible and ambiguous policy.
80% of the time I see 2Mbps out of the paid-for 10.
international workers !
lets hope this doesnt extend to customer help lines otherwise when I got some numpty on the phone from one of their call centres in india that I can hardly understand due to their accent, the situation will be made worse by the background noise of their family, which I also wont be able to understand !