Panduit Network Cabinet End Channel Slack Spool

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End channel slack spools manage copper and fiber patch cord slack in the vertical pathway. Package includes left and right slack spools and mounting brackets.

Panduit Network Cabinet End Channel Slack Spool is rated4.50 out of5 by4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most valuable features are the ability to communicate instantly and create channels. I want to notify users of messages that need immediate ?attention.What is most valuable?The most valuable features are the ability to communicate instantly and create channels. I can create a channel called #breakfastdiscussion, invite three people on my team, and we can chat over breakfast. I can also make a channel called #teamtalk and all the team can be invited. This is a great feature.How has it helped my organization?We can group conversations around different issues. The issues are entirely created by us, in-house. It works well for a small team with opt-in members.What needs improvement?I would like to be able to notify users that they have messages that need their immediate attention. If Slack picked up more features of Asana, such as ticketing and calendars and assignments, I would give it a rating of 5/5.For how long have I used the solution?I have been using Slack for a year and a half.What do I think about the stability of the solution?We have not had any stability issues.What do I think about the scalability of the solution?We have not had scalability issues.How is customer service and technical support?Technical support is excellent.Which solutions did we use previously?We did not have any previous solutions.What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?It is free for us.What other advice do I have?It is essential for small team communication.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-04-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Provides integration between devices, effective organization of shared content, and syntax highlighting.What is most valuable?* Seamless integration between devices* Effective organization of shared content (documents, images, etc.) keeps team on same page* Syntax highlighting* Nice overall UXHow has it helped my organization?Slack kept several remote employees working cohesively and seamlessly together, allowing us to more easily synchronize our efforts and work collaboratively rather than "islands unto ourselves," so to speak. Coding, writing, editing, etc. was all done in an effective manner, as a result.What needs improvement?Honestly, I feel like I am nitpicking when I say the UX can be improved. But it is true, incrementally, the UX could see an improvement through extensive tweaking and testing.For how long have I used the solution?I have used it for three years.What was my experience with deployment of the solution?We have not encountered any deployment issues; it was very smooth.What do I think about the stability of the solution?Slack has proved to be the most stable communication tool I have used, to date.What do I think about the scalability of the solution?We have not encountered any scalability issues; large teams seem to be handled quite well.Which solutions did we use previously?I previously used HipChat. The decision was not mine to switch, but I found the switch to be a very positive one. Slack was just more slick, especially with sharing content and keeping a history of it, visible to conversation participants as needed.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-03-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Integration with third-party automation services has significantly boosted productivity.What is most valuable?The integration with third-party automation services such as IFTTT and Zapier has significantly boosted productivity.We receive automatic notifications of certain business activities and planned events, instead of having to send out manual emails to disseminate that information.How has it helped my organization?It has encouraged more transparent communication, getting more staff members exposed to and involved in different areas of the business.What needs improvement?Many of the advanced features and integrations are built with developers in mind. More functionality and integration for other use cases would be welcome.Slack integrates with bots that automate tasks and add functionality. A large portion of these bots do things specifically to help developers do their jobs, such as accessing code repositories and sharing code with colleagues.It would be great if there were more bots and third-party integrations that targeted other groups of potential Slack users.For how long have I used the solution?We have been using the solution for 18 months.What do I think about the stability of the solution?We have had no major issues with downtime or with the apps crashing.What do I think about the scalability of the solution?We are using the free version, which only keeps a limited number of messages archived. As our team has grown, we go through this archive allotment fairly quickly.How is customer service and technical support?We have not had to use technical support.Which solutions did we use previously?We did not previously use a different solution.How was the initial setup?The solution was very easy to set up. I created the team through the Slack web site, which automatically invited everyone else via email and instructed them to download the client apps.What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?The free version can do pretty much everything you need it to. You'll have to pay if you have a large team or if you have specific security and compliance requirements.Which other solutions did I evaluate?We did not evaluate any other products.What other advice do I have?Make a significant effort to get user buy-in right from the start.If people see it as just another system, not a powerful email reducer and productivity booster, adoption will lag.You really need everyone on the team to be on board for it to succeed. If even one person sticks to email-first communication, it makes everyone else rely more on email, which defeats the purpose of having Slack.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-03-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works better than most solutions out there. Notifications rarely show up.What is most valuable?Overall, it is a good idea as it works better than most solutions out there.What needs improvement?The mobile function is horrible.What do I think about the stability of the solution?Notifications rarely show up. Either messages will not send or they will send twice.What other advice do I have?The mobile app needs improvement. It consistently misses notifications.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2018-06-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most valuable features are direct messaging and having conversations in channels.What is most valuable?Direct messaging and having conversations in channels. I love the channels feature, because it allows you to sort conversations. The only people who will see those conversations are people who are interested in that channel or are part of that initiative/project.How has it helped my organization?We have slashed our internal emails by 30% and streamlined the tools we use for instant messaging.What needs improvement?The profile feature needs improvement. There is little room to add details to this section. It would be nice to be able to add more links or have other ways to connect in this section.The ability to flesh out the Profile section in Slack by including linksto multiple social channels, a beefier bio and a link to a website wouldbe helpful for communities using Slack. This feature may not be asnecessary for teams using Slack as an internal communication tool, butit would encourage them to follow each on other social channels andpotentially spark more engagement across channels.For how long have I used the solution?I have been using Slack for just over a year.What do I think about the stability of the solution?We have not had stability problems.What do I think about the scalability of the solution?We did have scalability issues. If you are on the free plan, you are only allowed 10,000 messages before everything is archived. This is a big problem for an alumni group which I am a member of that uses Slack.Our messages are archived every two weeks, which makes it challenging to search for former conversations.The price of using Slack would be $30,000/year for that community, which I think is quite steep.How is customer service and technical support?I've never used technical support.Which solutions did we use previously?I used Skype for instant messaging and LinkedIn/Facebook groups for community engagement. Skype is clunky and has an outdate user interface.Slack is slick, smooth, and easy on the eyes.LinkedIn/Facebook groups are cluttered and distracting. It's too easy for an "oh, shiny" moment to happen on those social platforms.How was the initial setup?The setup was straightforward. Slack is great about walking you through the process of setting up channels and inviting people to join.What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Stay on the free version and use PaperBot in every Slack channel to "archive" conversations. This helps you work around the problem with 10,000 messages.Which other solutions did I evaluate?We looked at Skype for instant messaging and Discourse for community engagement.What other advice do I have?If you're looking for an asynchronous/real-time communications tool, you will not find any app that comes close to Slack.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-04-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Code snippets and notification snoozing are valuable features. I would like meeting functionality.Valuable Features* Code snippets* Group chat* Notification snoozingImprovements to My OrganizationMessages are well organized and attachments are not removed from our channels. It’s easy to search for a message through their search functionality. It has improved my company by letting our team work efficiently together and quickly.Room for ImprovementI would like to have meeting functionality within Slack.Use of SolutionI have used it for six months.Stability IssuesI have not encountered any stability issues. The program is stable, especially on Linux, which is a major plus.Scalability IssuesWe use a small team-based approach, so scalability has not been an issue.Customer Service and Technical SupportThe APIs are good and their tech support is decent at responding to questions.Previous SolutionsI previously used HipChat ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/hipchat ) and the new company I work for uses Slack.Initial SetupInitial setup was a simple and straightforward.Pricing, Setup Cost and LicensingPricing is not bad at all.Other Solutions ConsideredBefore choosing this product, a few evaluations were made, but Slack seemed to be the one that fit our company’s culture the best.Other AdviceUse what works best for your team and what your team knows best.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2016-09-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You have different channels where you can set topicsWhat is our primary use case?The idea of using Slack was to keep non-business related talks from business talks. In Slack, you have different channels where you can set topics, therefore people will not divagate on a specific subject.How has it helped my organization?It has definitively made an improvement on our productivity. Information does not got lost in hundreds of less important messages. If you want something about a specific topic, you just go to that channel, scroll a bit, and eventually you will find it.What is most valuable?Its integration with different apps is a great feature. Also, for a deconstructed environment, bots, GIFs and customizable emojis are a great fun for the IT team!What needs improvement?Slack could add additional and better integrations. There is a lot of room for improvement here.Also, notifications are not as good as they could be (especially for mobile).For how long have I used the solution?One to three years.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2018-04-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The ability to create separate channels is valuable.What is most valuable?The ability to create separate channels is valuable.How has it helped my organization?For projects, it's improved how we share files. The Google Drive extension means that files can be housed right inside of Slack. We can focus on work without distractions.What needs improvement?Microsoft and Google are creating competitive equivalents. Slack needs to find a "secret sauce" that can differentiate them further.For how long have I used the solution?I have used Slack on and off for the past few years. I use it with some side projects.What do I think about the stability of the solution?We have not had any stability issues.What do I think about the scalability of the solution?We have not had any scalability issues.Which solutions did we use previously?We did not have a previous solution.How was the initial setup?The initial installation was not at all complex. It was very WYSIWYG.What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?I use the free version.Which other solutions did I evaluate?We did not evaluate any alternatives.What other advice do I have?It comes right out of the box. Start exploring!Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-04-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Channels enable us to manage by locations and subjects, works well on mobileHow has it helped my organization?We are able to manage various channels by different locations and subjects, and it integrates with Google Drive.What is most valuable?* Channels* File sharing* Works well on mobileWhat needs improvement?Notifications.For how long have I used the solution?Less than one year.What do I think about the stability of the solution?No stability issues, works perfectly.What do I think about the scalability of the solution?I haven't notice any scalability issues.How is customer service and technical support?Tried to find information about advance settings for notifications, but did not find what I was looking for.Which solutions did we use previously?We used Skype. We switched because our parent company uses Slack, and we had to adjust.How was the initial setup?Pretty straightforward.What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?I am not dealing with pricing and licensing, so I cannot comment.What other advice do I have?Initially I thought it cannot be better than Skype, but after working with it for a while I can definitely confirm it is a great tool for collaboration.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2018-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I think Slack is a very creative application to help unify communication across all team sizes.What is most valuable?The channels feature is the selling point for me. Being able to create a conversation for both public and private purposes through some channels is an absolute plus.How has it helped my organization?I was the president of a college event planning organization. Being able to have a conversation with my executives separately from the organization members was very convenient.With multiple events happening and multiple conversations going on, I was able to divide the conversations into their respective groups and create channels for focus groups. This increased our productivity and efficiency by more than 80%.What needs improvement?Archiving for direct messages made tracking back conversations very difficult once the group started to grow large.From what I noticed while using Slack ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/slack ), once a channel starts growing inits number of messages, older messages are archived. This made it moredifficult to reference older messages. To be able to search for a particular message, you'll need to remember the exact phrases or the sender.I think it would be much easier to "Scroll back" into older messages eventhough it archived.For how long have I used the solution?I have been using this solution for three years.What do I think about the stability of the solution?Stability was not an issue at any point. My team and I used it across multiple devices and platforms and the flow was seamless.What do I think about the scalability of the solution?We had no issues with scalability. I was able to create more channels as the team grew bigger.How is customer service and technical support?I never had to contact the support team.Which solutions did we use previously?We were initially using email and IM chat to communicate. We switched because the conversations became unorganized and inefficient when conversations started overlapping.How was the initial setup?The setup was very straightforward. Once I sent an invite to my new team members, all they had to do was create a password and sign in. Their channels were pre-assigned and they had no issues joining the conversation. It was also easy to navigate.What about the implementation team?Through an in-house one. Level of expertise was as great as it could get.What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?I had a relatively small team, so I didn’t have to worry about pricing and licensing. I only encountered pricing third-party apps and bots to help facilitate automations.Which other solutions did I evaluate?I did not evaluate any other options as I did not have a reason to. Eventually I heard of Ryver. I was not compelled to switch though.What other advice do I have?I think Slack is a very creative application to help unify communication across all team sizes. I will definitely suggest this as my first choice.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-05-16T00:00:00-04:00