Category: Cloud Services

Why Take Video to the Cloud?

April 2, 2012, by Lisa Avvocato in Cloud Services, Video Conferencing

  A common question among organizations is why they should make the decision to outsource their video conferencing environment to a video services provider.  Steve Jobs provides the best explanation with a whiteboard and a two-by-two grid. To get Apple refocused in 1997, he told his team members that they needed to focus on four great products instead of the random array of devices they were currently producing. He said, “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do. That’s true for companies, and it’s true for products.” Simply put, using video-as-a-service allows organizations to focus on their …

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Cisco has released a white paper predicting that more than 50 percent of all work loads will be processed in the cloud by the year 2014.  In addition, it predicts a 22 percent compound annual growth rate for cloud data centers, which will handle 57 percent of workloads by 2015. The cloud is the key to working efficiently in the future. IVCi is ahead of this trend with its MVE managed video experience. This service provides secure, cloud-based video to its customers who use desktop, room, and mobile devices. IVCi has found that when IT organizations are taxed with additional responsibilities, the move to the cloud is a …

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Recently the New York Times ran a story regarding the security of video conferencing systems, highlighting a hacker who was able to connect to open video networks of major organizations.  To learn more about how Cloud Video Services can help address this issue, check out the article at    

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Interesting aticle in CRN magazine delivers a video conferencing state of the union.  It includes a substantial piece about the IVCi Desktop Experience and an interview with our own Chris Bottger: IVCi, well-known in the video conferencing channel and a top VAR for both Cisco (NSDQ:CSCO) and Polycom in the space, began working with Blue Jeans before its commercial launch. IVCi uses Blue Jeans’ cloud to power its IVCi Desktop Experience, a managed services offering that connects various desktop video clients and is both application- and appliance-independent. It works hand in hand with IVCi’s Managed Video Experience, the managed video services offering IVCi uses for everything from multipoint bridging and …

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Visit IVCi at VCI Group

October 3, 2011, by nparker in Cloud Services, IVCi

IVCi will be exhibiting at the second annual VCI Group conference at the New Orleans Sheraton October 10 – 12. Make sure to stop by booth #307 to see how your company can bridge the gap with IVCi’s desktop experience, powered by Blue Jeans Network. Info at about the VCI Group Conference:    

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If your business has invested in a video conferencing system, chances are you have considered a managed or cloud service to ensure a successful user experience. Studies have shown that companies that use a managed service to manage, schedule, and monitor their video conferencing systems enjoy an improved user experience and return on investment. A recent study by Wainhouse research called Video Conferencing Managed Services outlined the benefits of a managed service: Enterprises considering (or already using) a videoconferencing managed service provider to manage and enhance their rich media communications environment should focus on five deliverable and measureable benefits: Increased asset utilization: Conferencing investments provide …

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IVCi Featured in CRN

August 9, 2011, by nparker in Cloud Services, IVCi

Cloud Video Startup Blue Jeans Network Taps First VAR Partner   Now that the word is out about Blue Jeans Network, a much buzzed-about videoconferencing startup, it’s time for the company to start building a channel presence. Founded in 2009, Blue Jeans Network emerged from stealth mode in late June and confirmed commercial availability of its any(ware) video conferencing service. Blue Jeans had launched field trials earlier in the year to build buzz from an early subscriber base, but according to Stu Aaron, chief commercial officer, it has now begun full-bore recruitment of VAR and service provider partners. On Tuesday, Blue Jeans confirmed a partnership …

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IVCi has just announced a new partnership with Blue Jeans Network to connect consumer desktop video, such as Skype and Google Talk, with business class offerings from Polycom and Cisco. This service, called the Desktop Experience, is powered by the Blue Jeans Network, and allows IVCi’s team of managed video experience (MVE)  professionals to securely connect consumer desktop video solutions as part of the standard MVE meeting process. Main points: The Desktop Experience is truly device agnostic, allowing for support of numerous consumer based systems as well as mobile devices such as iPad and iPhone. Business level video can be joined with multiple business and consumer …

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Why You Need Cloud-Based Services

April 7, 2011, by nparker in Cloud Services

Interesting WSJ article about the growing popularity of cloud computing and cloud-based services. This business model reminds us of our managed services offering – why invest in all of the infrastructure, personnel, and expertise that are required to successfully manage your own multipoint video calls when a company like IVCi can do this for you – from the cloud? Excerpt:  With cloud computing you can mobilize IT resources quickly so that “you’re able to more rapidly deploy infrastructure and applications and to scale-up horizontally. That ability to be able to rapidly provision is really meaningful in terms of expediting speed to market.”

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Investing in a video conferencing solution presents immediate opportunities to improve communication within an organization. But what happens after installation can make all of the difference in how often people use the equipment – and the ROI that follows. For example, we have a client who purchased several video conferencing systems for their medium-sized business. With eight systems installed, the company decided the costs of investing in infrastructure would be prohibitive – so they chose to simply purchase the hardware and connect it to IVCi’s cloud. Our client is now experiencing successful video calls and as a result using their equipment …

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