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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On June 3rd, 2014 IVCi and Polycom hosted a webinar with Microsoft MVP Jeff Schertz that focused on the impact of Microsoft Lync’s video conferencing function on networks. The webinar featured great content around the technical aspects of utilizing Lync video including: Best practices for bandwidth utilization and planning What customers really see on their network after video has been deployed How Microsoft’s own internal video usage data can reveal the impact a large scale video deployment has on an organization SLIDES PRESENTED:  WEBINAR RECORDING:

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My Aha! Telemedicine Moment

June 11, 2014, by Danielle Downs in Healthcare, Mobility, Video Conferencing

Have you ever had a moment that made you say “WOW”? Like many of you, I live and breathe technology. I read tech blogs, work in the tech industry, and am a self-proclaimed gadget junkie. Consequently, I am always looking for the latest and greatest app, program, or tool. So when I was battling a sinus infection about a month ago, I decided to try out a new telemedicine app that I had read about. The combination of my busy week, miserable sinus headache, primary physician who was booked out for a week, and a desire to avoid an urgent …

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Did you know that video conferencing provides a 32% greater reduction in cost per hire?* Join us for an end-to-end discussion and learn how HR professionals can unleash the power of human collaboration in their organization. With the expansion of flexible working, remote teams, multiple cultures and tighter deadlines, HR is challenged more than ever to provide solutions that establish the best culture, teams and productivity in the industry. In this session you will learn how video conferencing and visual collaboration can aid in: Attracting talent and team building Conducting remote multi-party interviewing, including global participants Group on-boarding Group training, employee development, and much more! Develop the Best …

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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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Video conferencing has definitely changed the way that companies do business. Today, startups and smaller companies with only a couple locations can operate like a much larger organization by using visual collaboration tools. Video conferencing has removed previous communication barriers and allows teams to stay connected regardless of where they are and in a more personal way than basic audio calls. Here are a few more ways that startups can benefit from using video conferencing: Decreased Travel Costs: One of the most common advantages of video conferencing is reduced travel time and costs. As a start-up, there is often the challenge of lean …

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“Telepharmacy is working well in North Dakota. It is a great way to restore and retain pharmacy services for many remote rural communities throughout the state. Telepharmacy services produce the same quality as the traditional mode of delivery and provide some value-added features that are not found in traditional pharmacy practice.” Dr. Charles D. Peterson Dean, Professor, and Principal Investigator/Director ND Telepharmacy Project NDSU College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Science The delivery of remote healthcare continues to grow at an astonishing rate. Different applications for telemedicine have appeared including providing access to remote specialists, telestroke, telepsychology and many more. One of the areas of …

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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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