Category: Collaboration

Education today is rapidly evolving and changing in order to keep pace with technological advancements and emerging teaching practices. By utilizing tools like video conferencing, educators are able to shrink geographical barriers and expand interaction potential by connecting students to other educators, students or experts regardless of location. Here are some of the most notable ways that video technology has changed the world of education. 1. Collaboration with experts Traditionally, students have been limited to the classroom and any resources they might have. However, with video conferencing, these resources are greatly expanded. With video collaboration technology, experts and other educators outside of the classroom …

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American Telemedicine Association’s policy duo Jonathan Linkous, CEO and Gary Capistrant, Senior Director of Public Policy, return with updates and new information regarding telemedicine. What’s New With ATA ATA Fall Forum– Sept 7-9 2014 JW Marriot Desert Springs Resort First ATA meeting in China – October 28-30 2014 *more information can be found on the ATA website Learning Center – New! Online course was added; delivering online video based mental health services. Series of Guidelines for ATA – Two guidelines have been made available by ATA through a free download on their website: “Core Operational Guidelines for Telehealth Services Involving Provider-Patient Interactions” and “Guidelines for TeleICU …

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Visual collaboration tools are quickly becoming a valuable asset when assisting with emergency preparedness and response facilities by allowing them to be proactive rather than just reactive. With the help of video conferencing, government agencies, police departments and health departments are able to broadcast important information quickly and accurately. Here are a few ways emergency response departments can utilize video collaboration: Early warning messages A major issue that has certainly impacted many areas is the lack of warning before a storm; whether it is a tornado, tsunami or any other kind of major disaster. This lack of warning can result in people not having a sufficient …

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Infocomm 2014

June 23, 2014, by Adam Kaiser in Audio Visual Integration, Collaboration

Another year, and another Infocomm has come to a close. For those not familiar, Infocomm is the largest conference for audio visual technologies. The show includes a substantial trade show floor as well as educational sessions that accompany the many audio visual certifications that Infocomm offers through Infocomm University. This year’s show was the largest ever with over 37,000 attendees. For many, Infocomm has always been thought of as an AV only show. Things like displays, digital signage, microphones, etc. This year it was clear, more so than ever before, that AV, IT and Collaboration have all come together. It’s all about …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. Navigating the New Terrain The Unified Communications industry is changing rapidly. Jim Burton, Founder and CEO, CT LLC and Co-Founder UCStrategies offers up some advice to enterprise customers, vendors, channel partners and consultants. Areas of focus include big data and how vendors will work or compete with Microsoft. Blue skies: The future of collaboration Despite a flurry of new technology releases over the last twenty years, many organizations have seen their collaboration technology investment fail to live up to expectations. Most technologies are disparate and expensive to deploy & maintain. The introduction …

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With the advancement of technology and the many collaboration tools on the market today, people really can work from anywhere, anytime, and from any device. Due to these advancements and the potential benefits of telecommuting, many organizations are looking at implementing telework policies for their employees. Here are some of the reasons that companies should look in to implementing telework programs: Recruit the best employees, regardless of their location: Every organization is looking for the best and brightest candidates to bring to their team. Allowing employees to work remotely helps widen the talent pool and find great employees regardless of where they are located. …

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We are constantly looking for ways to work smarter and save time. With the increased use of technology in the work place, many employees and employers find that technology can be distracting. However, when you are organized and know how to efficiently use technology, the results can be incredible. Here are some tips to help you stay on track and work smarter and how different types of technology can be beneficial and help you save time! How to be efficient in the office: 1. Check your email first thing in the morning Checking your email allows you to catch up on anything you …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. How video conferencing in the cloud can transform business collaboration As confidence to deliver services and applications in the cloud gathers pace, video conferencing as a service (VCaaS) is starting to evolve. With the benefits of video conferencing clear to businesses – including a reduction in travel time, improved workforce productivity, better global links and accessibility – the infrastructure cost and maintenance aspect is still a sticking point for many, making it an unviable option. But with the rise of VCaaS and video delivered via the cloud, companies can now …

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Unified Communications (UC) solutions, such as Microsoft Lync or Cisco Jabber, are quickly being implemented within organizations to help connect colleagues and foster collaboration. These solutions typically integrate several real-time communication tools such as instant messaging, presence information, telephony, video conferencing, data sharing, and more. Here are some of the top reasons organizations invest in a UC solution: Greater Accessibility: There are many times when people are on a conference call or otherwise engaged and they cannot pick up the telephone or answer a video call. This can be problematic for someone who has a quick question and needs an answer to continue …

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Last week, Cisco announced three new personal collaboration tools at CiscoLive! 2014.  These products are a follow up to the announcements Cisco made at Enterprise Connect earlier this year. Cisco said they wanted to make collaboration simple along with “connect and empower people to engage and accelerate business innovation.” These three new products do just that. The Android-based DX70 and DX80 desktop collaboration devices are redefining how colleagues work and interact by providing access to all the top collaboration tools and applications. The large screens are operated by touch and can provide high-definition audio and video. Plus, the Andriod operating system allows 3rd …

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