When Life Gives You A ‘Wake-up’ Call

“Even though the doctors weren’t very positive, and didn’t give me much chance of a full recovery, I decided there and then that I had to get back to being 100% me, and perhaps even better.”

Søren Værnstrøm, 44
Manager, Project Division

 

 
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Today, we are dedicating this space to the inspiring story of Søren Værnstrøm, who was thrown a curveball when he suffered a stroke from a blood clot. It left him paralyzed down his left side, with little chance of recovery.

The Danish photographer and video-documentarist, Anders Bjerregaard, who works for Jabra, captured this amazing story and how the combination of a sports headset with in-ear heart rate monitoring and live fitness coaching has helped Søren recover and regain his mobility and strength. Continue reading

Noise cancellation in headsets: What is it, and how exactly does it work?

Noise cancellation is very much the tech expression of today – at least in the audio world. Every headphone producer seems to be speaking about Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), which pleases us greatly at Jabra because we have a long history of engineering such sound solutions.

We started developing ANC two decades ago, and have today enhanced and improved this technology along with the digital signal processing (implemented via a two-microphone solution) now found in the Jabra Evolve 75.

But what is noise cancellation? How does it work, and how can it help you work? The first thing to note is that there are two types of cancellation – passive and active – and both are important features of the Evolve 75. Continue reading

Mind the Automation Gap: Why the Human Touch is Critical in the Public Sector

By  Cheryle Walline

Digital automation has made its way to the public sector. But there’s at least one place where human interaction is – and always will be – vital.

The headlines were breathless:

“Most Government Workers Could Be replaced By Robots, New Study Finds”

“Automation Threatens Public Sector”

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UC Spells a Trillion-Dollar Opportunity for Public Institutions

By  Cheryle Walline

A trillion-dollar opportunity awaits: By better managing IT projects, public sector entities can offer improved service at a dramatically lower cost. Here’s how to apply the concept to adoption of unified communication technologies.  

 

How many times have we heard that we need to “do more with less,” “work smarter” or “transform the way we work?”

Probably more than we can count – and almost to the point of cliché.

But when respected consulting firm McKinsey & Company turns its sights toward helping the public sector offer improved service at a lower cost, people pay attention. Continue reading

Small Business Week: Finger on the SMB Pulse

By  Yves Dupuis

Those owning or working for a SMB do truly exceptional work. And with more than half of Americans falling into this category, Small Business Week showcases and honors the efforts made by these people. But what makes SMB talents tick?

Jabra appreciates the contributions of this dynamic community and decided to join in the fun of this year’s Small Business Week. Throughout the week of April 30th, we conducted daily Twitter polls (@We_are_Jabra) to learn what inspires SMB workers. From where they concentrate best, to the tools they utilize and the challenges they face, we were treated to an eye-opening experience. Here are some of the key takeaways! Continue reading

Four Fascinating Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Sound

By  Brian Andersen

Sound travels at 1,230 km (767 miles) per hour – beyond that magic happens. Read on to discover some fantastic facts about the power of sound.

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Sound has immense power. It can inspire, enlighten, heal – even help us get more done on the job.

At Jabra, we’re fascinated by the power of sound, no matter what form it takes – from the annoying blaring of a car horn to the soothing, rich notes of a symphony. Our work has led us to discover plenty of interesting things about sound, and we’d like to share a few. Continue reading

Better New Year Resolutions? Three suggestions: S, M and XXL.

by  Louise Harder Fischer

The end of the year is magical. It represents both an end AND a beginning. It is a time of reflection and a time for renewing. To me, it is about looking back at the year to reflect upon the things that were good – and not so good. Then it is about looking forward at the year to come and try to imagine what could be a driver for a change to the better.

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I research in “new ways of working.” And to be honest, we could improve so much in this area. In the realm of this, I have three suggestions on inspirations for a New Year’s resolution: A small one, a medium-sized one and an extra-extra-large one. You decide, of course. Continue reading