Category: Video Conferencing

The Essential Role of Human Resources

February 22, 2012, by Adam Kaiser in Video Conferencing

The human resources department plays a vital role in the success of any organization. HR professionals must recruit, hire, and retain a company’s greatest asset – its employees. HR managers wear many hats within the organization – benefits administrator, corporate morale booster, strategic adviser, to name a few.  But at the heart of every function an HR manager must perform is communication; the ability to communicate effectively on a one-to-one and one-to-many basis. Video Conferencing Expedites Human Resources Functions Video conferencing solutions provide companies a competitive advantage by facilitating face-to-face communication among remote parties. Human resources departments are now using this powerful …

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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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Even the President is getting into video conferencing. President Obama offered to pass an out-of-work engineer’s resume to industry big wigs after the engineer’s wife confronted the President about unemployment. The job assistance offer came Monday afternoon at a social media conference hosted by YouTube and Google+ — the search engine giant’s answer to Facebook. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-offers-circulate-resume-unemployeed-engineer-google-hangout-article-1.1014377?localLinksEnabled=false  

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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 http://198.154.240.130/~ivcicom/article-big-brother-can-t-watch-you-in-the-cloud.html.    

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Students in the U.S. are learning about other cultures though video conferencing technology. Children who live through tragedies like earthquakes and other current events are sharing their experiences with American children, and all are growing from the experience. Across the United States, students are teaming up with classrooms around the world, using video conferencing equipment, social media, and other technologies to learn about current events, historic milestones, economic trends, and cultural norms. Educators say the collaborations, which lend themselves to co-curricular projects, foster deep and meaningful conversations, whet a thirst for knowledge that textbooks cannot offer, and show that people in different countries …

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Polycom recently entered into a strategic partnership with IBM (IBM) to incorporate its popular RealPresence video solutions technology with IBM’s interactive application called IBM Sametime and IBM Connections. Polycom’s RealPresence video technology that host video conferences for enterprise clients are quite similar to IBM Sametime application, which facilitates Web conferencing and group chat within an organization. Hence, the integration of Sametime application with RealPresence technology will upgrade Polycom’s product feature. The new integrated technology that supports high definition (HD) quality video calling can be accessed through different touch points like web, email, IM clients and other social media sites, hence providing enhanced …

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Telemedicine centers bring quality, affordable medical treatment to India’s hundreds of millions of poor people. Patients schedule a doctor’s “visit” at the center, and consult with a doctor by video about symptoms and care. The nurse will measure vital signs like blood pressure and heartbeat, through equipment that transmits readings directly to the doctor and into a patient’s computerized medical file. Total cost to the patient: 50 rupees, or about 96 U.S. cents. http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/from-india-the-1-doctors-visit/?scp=1&sq=video%20conferencing&st=cse

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If 2011 was a good year for videoconferencing (and it was), the forecast for 2012 is even more upbeat, especially as businesses look to continue trimming travel costs and to improve productivity. Bandwidth management, interoperability, reliability and quality will continue to be key issues for enterprise customers – but IVCi has solutions that address these and other issues, creating a smooth and successful video conferencing experience every time! More: http://www.telepresenceoptions.com/2012/01/count_on_a_sizzling_videoconfe/  

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A new paper to be published next year in the Journal of Business Ethics finds that people are more likely to lie via text compared to face-to-face communications, video conferencing or audio chat Participants in the study were most likely to be honest if the conversation happened via video, which beat out both face-to-face communication and audio chat. More: http://www.conferencingnews.com/news/40995  

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Public Room Experience is a new service that gives customers access to a world-wide network of over 3000 public video conferencing and telepresence rooms. Public Room Experience accommodates the frequent requests IVCi receives from clients who need to participate in a video meeting while away from their facility and want the same meeting room experience. With Public Room Experience customers looking to book a public video conferencing room on their own can utilize IVCi’s web site to check real-time availability of a room and book with any major credit card.. The customer is then provided with all the necessary information about the conference room …

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