Category: Collaboration

Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. Do You Have the Tools to Manage your Video Telehealth Service? For a video telehealth environment, it is critical to offer high-quality, reliable and secure virtual meetings between doctors and patients. The biggest part of this is ensuring there are sufficient network infrastructure resources and capacity available to support the virtual meeting demands for many types of meetings. A Glimpse Into the Future of Mobility The massive growth in mobile use is rippling across every industry. Businesses are increasing wireless speeds to meet employee demand, and thinking more about security with the …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. Polycom Puts Facial Recognition Into Video Conference Camera Polycom continues to expand the capabilities of its video conferencing portfolio to make collaboration easier and more natural, regardless of where people are or what devices they’re using. The company is rolling out new facial-recognition technology that enables the camera to track everyone in the room and, when used with other Polycom software, analyzes data to give businesses information from the meeting, such as how many people were there at the beginning and at the end. In addition, Polycom is enhancing its …

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With many collaboration tools available today and people over-scheduled, virtual events are more popular than ever. However, there are many questions people have when hosting these events. The most common include; how to get people to attend, and how to keep their attention once they join. Here are some tips to help you host a successful virtual event. Build a great landing page When creating a landing page for your event, you first want to ensure that it looks professional. Good design and page layout will make landing page appealing to the eye, easy to navigate for prospective attendees and will increase the chance of registration. …

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As a manager of employees who work remote from company headquarters (where I am based), I am very aware of the challenges of managing remote teams. Perhaps most challenging is to ensure that remote employees are able to maintain the highest level of productivity possible. Maintaining remote employee productivity really begins with recruiting. If you are taking over a team that is already in place you don’t have this luxury but if you are recruiting, here are a few things to consider: Has the candidate previously worked as a remote employee? Does the candidate have an office space or area set aside for …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration.  Cloud Implementations: How to Address the Gotchas CIOs are recognizing that cloud-based applications can be successfully implemented in the context of existing infrastructure and systems. In other words, while it’s certainly an innovative technology, cloud computing doesn’t mean an entirely new way of doing things.  This realization has driven a pragmatic and practical approach to cloud initiatives. Predictions for Unified Communications in 2015, Part 2 Part one of the predictions were around continued growth for IP Telephony and UC endpoints, softphones, VoLTE, and progress on replacing the PSTN with VoIP. Part two will …

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As another whirlwind year has to a close and a new one has arrived, it is time to look back on what has been accomplished last year and set some goals for the new one! Here is a look at some of our top blog posts from 2014. We hope you enjoyed reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them! Web Conferencing vs. Video Conferencing Video conferencing and web conferencing are two commonly confused technologies. Traditionally, these two applications were very different. At a very basic level, web conferencing focused on content sharing while video conferencing focused on providing face-to-face interaction. However, …

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Collaboration technology continues to become more pervasive and more and more organizations are looking to implement these solutions across their enterprises. The motivation behind investing in these technologies range from a desire to reduce travel costs, connecting remote offices, increasing productivity and many others. In many case the technology is incredibly flashy and downright sexy! High resolution video, mobile access, and more; it just looks amazing! Sexy technology is great but an implementation will fall flat on its face it an organization is motivated purely by the pizazz of the tools or if the needs of the users within the organization …

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2014 has been another eventful year for collaboration and technology. There have been a few trends in particular that have been top of mind for many. We are going to take a look at a few of these trends and how they have helped shape and promote collaboration.  IoT The concept of everyday objects being connected by a network and having the ability to send and receive data has exploded this year. This is in part due to the continued desire to increase connectedness of people and things as well as the reduced cost of manufacturing wireless, power-efficient chips that are able …

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It seems as though every week there are new announcements around telehealth. There has been an explosion of new companies, technologies and regulations being reported and released, and with this growth comes many questions around how to implement and promote the adoption of telemedicine strategies. When a healthcare organization decides to deploy a telemedicine program, it is imperative to the success of the roll out to ensure adoption by the healthcare providers who will be using it. Simply defining the benefits of telemedicine is not enough to get most clinicians on board. With many providers over-booked and often behind schedule, the …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. Cisco Debuts ‘Project Squared’ Collaboration App The company hopes ease of use and broad integration with the elements of collaboration will drive consumer/BYOD-style adoption by users. The app’s name comes from Rowan Trollope’s edict to his team that the product they were developing had to be not just a little better than existing collaboration apps, but an order of magnitude better. The other crucial imperative was not to create another island of collaboration, but to integrate with the existing tools a user has, to make the whole thing work better. Polycom’s …

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