Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration.  Seven tips for improving your remote meetings The way teams work and collaborate is changing. Consulting, remote workforces and outsourcing are all on the rise. Even if you operate a team that is technically based in the same physical office, it’s becoming more and more common that your clients prefer to communicate in a virtual manner instead of in person due to time constraints. This article includes seven strategies and techniques that will make your next virtual meeting just as effective as its in-person counterpart. How Video Conferencing is More Effective …

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In today’s fast-paced world with many different types of employees, an evolving work environment, and consistently increased demands, it is important to design an office that can maximize productivity and effectiveness. Creatively designed office spaces are able to provide the right environment that today’s employee’s need. For that to be accomplished office design should be centered around 3 important modes of work; collaboration, focus, and comfort. With these in mind, designers should create a space that caters to those needs and also allows employees to easily alternate between these work modes throughout the day. We have included some specific aspects of …

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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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I can remember the first time that I used video conferencing and it was a nerve wracking experience. I was concerned about quite a few things including how to use the technology, what I looked like on camera, how I sounded, and if I was looking at the right place. However, after using video a few times I quickly became comfortable with communicating over video and realized how productive and effective video meetings were. This resistance to new technology is very common among people, often due to fear of the unknown. However, when it comes to video conferencing this resistance appears to …

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Here at Collaboration Insight we are constantly extolling the benefits of video conferencing and showcasing some really interesting and exciting use cases; anything from advanced telemedicine sessions to connecting manufacturing sites all over the world. Training, however, is one of those uses of video conferencing that has been around since the first VC units began to be available. When it comes to utilizing video for training there are a number of key areas an instructor should focus on in order to achieve a successful session. In addition, the right technology and features can help take a subpar training experience and …

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Image from Love thy Neighbor’s video installation demonstrates the connection to Lecoq’s movement techniques. Image source: Calvacreation.net, © adag Immersive Video Art Installations are adding a special twist to the world of art. Artists are now working with video technology in order to create 3D and interactive pieces that incorporate all of the senses. This kind of art is limitless – its interactive qualities allow an audience to fully immerse themselves in art and have a brand new experience that they never have had before. Artists have learned to take video technology and transform it to create sensational 3D pieces that a …

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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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Dynamic changes in technology and the immense amount of information online has shifted control of the buying cycle from the vendor to the customer. Due to this change, marketers and sales people must take responsibility for engaging customers throughout the entire buyers journey. From initial outreach to close, it is important to gain awareness, prove value, and have relevant conversations with prospects. This can help to accelerate the buying process, create trust, and uncover new or other business opportunities. Using visual collaboration solutions to communicate with prospects and customers gives organizations the ability to create value and differentiate themselves from their …

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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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