This Week In Collaboration

April 25, 2014, by Danielle Downs in Collaboration, Healthcare, Industry News, Telework, Unified Communications, Video Conferencing

Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. 

New hardware Solutions, New Investment, What Does it Mean to Industry
The video collaboration world has reached another interesting inflection point.  The market has shown that there is an experience threshold to deliver effective remote video collaboration – recall the rapid doubling of the video market between 2006 and 2008 when HD video became possible across a range of platforms. It is also clear that high quality experience delivers both dramatic productivity increases as well as significant business growth opportunities.

Top 5 Tips to Collect and Protect Tacit Knowledge with Video
An organization’s most valuable asset is knowledge.  Now more than ever before, organizations are aware of the importance of training to their success, and of the impact that training has on bottom-line performance.   Charles Jennings, former Chief Learning Officer of Reuters stated that only 10% of knowledge is derived from formal learning, while 70% comes from on-the-job experience.  That’s what we call ‘tacit knowledge.’ It’s the stuff you can’t find in manuals, the things you can only learn from decades on the job.

UC Sales On the Upswing
The results of the annual InformationWeek State of Unified Communications survey have just come in, and they show a significant uptick in UC sales. After lying relatively dormant from 2012 to 2013, respondents claiming to have deployed UC jumped from 38% to 44%. By the same token, 32% still claim to have no plans to deploy UC at all, roughly the same percentage as last year.

Why Telehealth Services Can Remedy Healthcare Deficiencies
Children’s Specialized Hospital is the first pediatric rehabilitation hospital in the country using VGo, a robot that allows physicians to interact with their patients at any hour of the day without physically being in the hospital. With VGo, a secure wireless connected device that enables a distant person to be “present” through two- way video, audio and motor driven action. VGo is 100% controlled by a person using a PC, Mac or iPad. With its integrated camera, microphones, and video display – all on a light-weight, robot style platform

Successful remote collaboration: tips from those in the know
The latest developments in communications technology have enabled more and more firms to operate from a variety of locations, including from overseas.When it’s time to brainstorm or plan business strategy, that same technology enables key individuals in those various locations to collaborate effectively without incurring huge costs of long distance travel to meetings and subsequent lost productivity.

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Danielle Downs, Digital Marketing & Social Media Manager

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