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Blog posts from Liza McCartan

The Most Interconnected Time in Human History

The Most Interconnected Time in Human History


We are living in the most interconnected time in human history. We have found new and better ways to communicate with each other, meaning distance, time, cost and culture are no longer barriers to personal and business success. Our ability to communicate, collaborate and persuade no longer depends on our location, device or schedule.

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The Benefits of Virtualising your Video Conferencing Platform

The Benefits of Virtualising your Video Conferencing Platform




We speak to lots of IT managers and directors on a day to day basis and have noticed that for many, their focus for 2014 is on tools for collaboration, interoperability and end user experience.  Furthermore, IT departments are involved not only in the technology but in driving user adoption – which in turn ensures that any IT spend is justified by the benefits driven by wide-spread usage.
One of the key tools for collaboration is video conferencing and IT departments are given the technical challenge of figuring out interoperability as well as the business issue of promoting its use.
Virtualising your video conferencing software can address both the technical and user adoption challenges and provide numerous other key benefits along the way.

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How Centralised Management can Benefit your Business Communications

How Centralised Management can Benefit your Business Communications


Ongoing technological advances in recent years have enhanced the pervasive nature of video conferencing, meaning that organisations of different shapes and sizes are relying more and more on video collaboration for their business communications. Depending on your company’s structure, the team responsible for video operations may not be the same as the team who owns and manages the virtual environment. This requires further coordination and planning in the design, deployment/installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting for the video applications.

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How Telepresence Improves Employee Work Life Balance at Fujitsu

How Telepresence Improves Employee Work Life Balance at Fujitsu



Any business with multiple offices – globally or just in the UK – knows that the cost of inter-company travel is on the increase.  Many are turning to video conferencing as a substitute, and the most successful implementations discover this has a positive impact not only on cost reduction, but on carbon emissions reduction, productivity, speed of decision-making and employee work-life balance.
Here’s how we helped Fujitsu successfully implement a telepresence solution across 21 locations.

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Microsoft Announces Rebrand of Lync to “Skype for Business”

Microsoft Announces Rebrand of Lync to “Skype for Business”

On November 11, 2014, through a blog post, Microsoft announced its intention to rebrand Microsoft Lync to “Microsoft Skype for Business” in the first half of 2015 as part of the product’s next release. This rebrand is in line with Microsoft’s stated vision of moving unified communications from the living room to the boardroom. By bringing unified communications to the masses and building one unified brand name, the transition continues this vision.

Both Skype and MS Lync have transformed the way we communicate with each other and have led the charge in paving the way for video collaboration technology. Skype has broken the distance barrier by bringing people together via video on computers, phones and tablets, while Lync simplifies and unifies the various tools people use to collaboration – e.g. video, audio, online sharing, messaging etc.

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Video Conferencing UK - 5 Innovations

Video Conferencing UK - 5 Innovations

We recently reviewed 7 predictions for the workplace of the future - changes that we are likely to see in business communications over the coming year, which look set to change the way we work in 2015 and beyond.
In summary, the workplace of the future will be about HOW we work rather than WHERE. The technology to support virtual workplaces is there now, but there are 5 important innovations that we foresee having an even greater impact on collaboration by virtual meetings.

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Global Video Communications Support - A Case Study

Global Video Communications Support - A Case Study


On 1st January 2015, offshore law firm Collas Crill announced their merger with Cayman-based law firm Card and became the first and only law firm with offices in Singapore, The Cayman Islands, London and each of the Channel Islands.

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Video Collaboration Innovations – Polycom Acoustic Bubble

Video Collaboration Innovations – Polycom Acoustic Bubble


 
New from Polycom! Acoustic Bubble technology automatically senses and mutes unwanted background noise.
This is the third in our series about the latest advancements from Polycom – all aimed at improving the user experience of video conferencing.  Our earlier Videocall blogs focused on Noiseblock and Eagle Eye Producer, but in this blog we are focused on Acoustic Bubble technology.

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