Extroverts Make Better Leaders?

April 20, 2011, by nparker in Video Conferencing

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, extraverts are more often leaders of companies than are introverts. In fact, in the business world saying you’re an introvert can be a kiss of death. If an executive’s job is high profile and requires interacting with people and energizing a group, introverts can fall short as they are more reserved and think things through before speaking. But what secret can extroverts learn from their introverted peers? According to the April 20th article: “Ian Cook, the chief of Colgate-Palmolive Co., characterizes himself as introverted. He believes his strong listening skills played a role …

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Time and Cost Savings: Virtual field trips enable students to safely visit new places without leaving the classroom. Increased Learning: Attention to the subject matter increases, resulting in improved retention. Student Collaboration: Students from different schools can work together on the same project. Team Teaching: Teachers can enhance curriculum by virtually bringing experts into the classroom. Professional Development: Teachers can learn new skills or earn a degree without leaving their school. Group Meetings: Increased speed of decision making for school board administrators.

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This  SCN magazine interview may be lengthy – but worth the read! IVCi made its name as a provider of video conferencing solutions in the mid-1990s, when the demand for the technology was beginning to grow. After adding an audio visual team and a Managed Conferencing Services department, IVCi has become one of the leading integrators in the country, reaching sales of over ($74) million last year. IVCi achieved this level of success by taking the unique step of incorporating audio visual services to its offerings, because it did not want to rely on outsourcing. IVCi is now an expert in designing and implementing top-of-the-line conference …

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IVCi in Pro AV Magazine

April 15, 2011, by nparker in Audio Visual Integration

IVCi was asked to contribute to an article on the need for AV integration in schools titled “Doing Business in Higher Education” for the March-April issue of Pro AV magazine. Check out an excerpt from the article by Tim Kridel below: VIRTUAL EDUCATION The ability to offer advertising services often depends on whether a school has a single, standardized, campus wide signage platform, rather than a hodgepodge of disparate systems that formed over time as departments deployed their own. And signage isn’t the only AV application where standardization is in demand. “We’re seeing the need for standardized classroom control, which is the control …

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By now you have probably heard that in an effort to streamline its core business and be more efficient, Cisco is engaging in a restructuring that includes discontinuing its consumer oriented Flip video-camera division. Cisco ‘s focus has been on network, routers, and switches – the backbone of the Internet – where it continues to be the market leader. In recent years Cisco entered the video conferencing market with its line of TelePresence products and the subsequent acquisition of video conferencing manufacturer TANDBERG. We believe Cisco’s narrowed focus on B-to-B video conferencing will benefit the unified communication industry and customers alike …

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