Big data is one of the biggest trends in enterprise organizations today. Everybody is talking about how it can provide valuable insights and assist organizations in making better business decisions. But what exactly is Big Data? Where do you find it? What can it do?  Let’s start from the beginning: What is Big Data? According to SAS, (along with Wikipedia), “Big Data is a popular term used to describe the exponential growth and availability of data, both structured and unstructured.” Structured data is, in fact, structured data; think of transaction history at retail chain or an error log at a manufacturing plant. …

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Focus groups have been around for years; they provide companies with valuable insights on the viability of products, services, marketing campaigns and more. However, the time, effort and costs associated with holding focus groups have traditionally been high. In order to get the wide range of opinions required, organizations need to hold multiple focus groups across multiple geographic regions. Previously, there was no real way to quickly connect to various demographic & geographic consumers. Enter video conferencing. Organizations can now connect to consumers like never before. Informal chat sessions along with formal focus groups can easily be held with the click of …

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Being successful in the market today is very closely related to how well retailers are responding to evolving technology and customer needs. Likewise, how retailers implement these technologies today will play an important role in how they accommodate future technology demands. The retail industry is full of amazing use cases for collaboration technology. The Infographic below explores some of the latest trends in technology used in retail and the types of solutions being utilized. If you’re interested in learning more about collaboration trends in retail and how IVCi can help you implement those technologies, tweet us @IVCiLLC or click here to send us an email.

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On March 4th, IVCi and Polycom hosted a webinar covering Global Trends in Distance Learning. The session was presented by Marci Powell, Polycom’s Global Director for Education and Training. The webinar provided some insightful content on the latest trends in Distance Learning as well as some really amazing examples of how different educational organizations are applying the technology to their curriculum. SLIDES PRESENTED: WEBINAR RECORDING:

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. 7 steps to unified comm – and control over mobility services In the three years since passage of the Telework Enhancement Act, government agencies have been spending a significant share of their time and budget to make sure they have what they need to support their exploding mobile workforce. Even so, all too often, agencies have launched mobile and collaboration technologies irregularly and without coordination, largely because new requirements popped up or budget became available. Staying Ahead of the Collaboration Requirements Curve Collaboration applications have a purpose: to bring people together whenever …

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What is Call Control? Call control, by definition, is the process used in communication networks to connect, maintain, route, and terminate connections between endpoints. It is a tool by which organizations can achieve different features or results. What Does Call Control Do? Call control provides intelligent traffic and routing and is required for communication beyond point-to-point IP dialing; meaning you have to remember and then enter a 12 digit IP address to connect over video. Here are the tops ways call control can enhance an organizations collaboration environment: Enable External B2B & B2C Collaboration: Call control provides an easy and secure way to connect …

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Healthcare delivery continues to evolve and change as new technology and regulations come to light. Telehealth has come to the forefront as the new paradigm for healthcare in many clinical situations. Join IVCi and Avizia for one-of-a-kind live video event that will reveal the: Best practices for adoption of telemedicine. Expansion of telemedicine into new service lines & trends of innovation. Many uses of telemedicine for prevention based applications.​ ​After the presentation you will experience a live video demonstration of how these technologies can come together in a real clinical setting. Space is limited so reserve your spot today! The Expanding World of Telehealth [Click here to Register] Date: Tuesday, March 11, …

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Social media and content marketing are two of the hottest trends in marketing today. Not only can consumers interact with brands and products in an informal setting, they can conduct research, connect with other users and provide both positive and negative feedback and experiences. Unfortunately, this produces a significant amount of data, Big Data as it’s come to be known, which can be extremely difficult to monitor and track. The ability to organize, prioritize and ultimately analyze this data in a visualized manner can provide tremendous advantages for organizations including valuable insight into trends that may otherwise remain undiscovered. This also …

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“Our industry does not respect tradition – it only respects innovation.”             – Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft There is no denying that Microsoft Lync is experiencing explosive growth as a unified communications solution for organizations large and small. From IM and presence to full enterprise voice and HD video conferencing, Lync provides a total communications solution. Last week Microsoft held its 2nd Annual Lync Conference in Las Vegas. This conference nearly doubled in size from 2013 when it was held in San Diego. This massive increase in attendance is a strong endorsement of Lync’s growth and presence in the …

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What Does an AV Room Consist Of? Part 2

February 24, 2014, by Danielle Downs in Collaboration

In part one of this series we reviewed the 4 core design and technology components that are important for creating an effective AV room including video, audio, control and lighting. Although those are very important aspects of an effective environment, the technology “behind the scenes” is equally as important for creating a quality collaboration experience. Understanding these background components is essential to recognizing what makes an AV room effective as a whole. Wireless Mic Receiver: Used to pick up the signal broadcast by the mic transmitter and change it back into an audio signal. The output of the receiver is electrically identical to …

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