Category: Video Conferencing

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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No matter the size of the organization personal communication among remote employees is challenging.  How do you convey a set of unified messages corporate wide, how do you deliver remote training to ensure consistency, and how do you build stronger teams to boost efficiency?  Streaming video is how. Streaming video allows for real-time video to be viewed by any device such as a tablet, computer or mobile device, making it easy and accessible to watch video anywhere.  When talking about streaming video it can either refer to video on demand or live streaming.  Video on demand allows users to watch recorded …

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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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With the evolution of green technologies and environmental challenges, we are becoming more conscious of the environment, and in some cases trending green.  The green trend is spreading from recycled material themed weddings to paper going digital and buildings being created with the environment in mind. When it comes to building green, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) has taken the reigns in changing the way people think about how buildings and communities are being designed, constructed, maintained and operated around the world. LEED was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), as a green building certification that certifies the …

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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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This Week In Collaboration

December 19, 2014, by Danielle Downs in Video Conferencing

Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. Blue Jeans Enhances Video Conferencing for Online Events Blue jeans announced the launch of their Primetime platform that lets remote attendees of large events become active participants rather than passive viewers. Blue Jeans realized there was a huge opportunity that modern meeting tools were not addressing. There are video conferencing systems that provide immediacy and intimacy, but they don’t scale. On the other end, there is technology for large conferences that scale to thousands of users, but it creates a one-way environment where it’s difficult for those users to interact …

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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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What is a flipped classroom?  A flipped classroom changes the method in which students learn.  They earn the content at home through technology and instructional materials provided by the educator.  During class time students and educators would complete what was once “homework” in a group discussion setting.  This type of learning is also referred to as blended learning; where a student gains a mixture of face to face instruction with technology. Some say the benefits come from the teachers personalized interaction with the students during class time rather than the traditional form of lecture, while others believe it is the incorporation …

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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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