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Achieving High Availability with Polycom’s RealPresence® Platform

Achieving High Availability with Polycom’s RealPresence® Platform


As video conferencing becomes pervasive, users will expect instant access to the technology any time, anywhere. But, providing that high level of availability can pose challenges for IT departments.  One answer is provided by Polycom’s RealPresence® Platform which provides high availability in a virtualised environment.
Appliance and purpose-built hardware solutions utilise a combination of standard networking and proprietary techniques to achieve high availability. Purpose-built hardware, such as the RMX RealPresence® Collaboration Server uses a standard base ATCA (Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture) design where redundant components such as CPUs, fans and hot-swappable components ensure high availability. Similar redundant designs can be achieved in the virtual datacentre using industry-standard blade-server devices suitable for hosting VMs.

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Improving HR Productivity using Video Conferencing

Improving HR Productivity using Video Conferencing

In a recent survey, 98% of Human Resources executives surveyed said that video conferencing helps companies defy distance and break down cultural barriers to improve their productivity.  In recognition of those benefits, HR professionals expect video conferencing to be their preferred communications tool in 2016.

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Six Considerations for Nurturing High Performing Teams

Six Considerations for Nurturing High Performing Teams



Those of us who have been a part of high performing, innovative teams know the exhilaration of reducing time-to-market, cutting out unnecessary processes and costs, and simply producing better products for our customers through improved collaboration.

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How video conferencing reduces emissions & produces financial benefits

How video conferencing reduces emissions & produces financial benefits


The Government is actively encouraging us all to reduce CO2 emissions, and since October 2013 it has been mandatory for all UK quoted companies to report on their greenhouse gas emissions as part of their annual Directors Report. We are all encouraged to think green in our daily lives. 
The good news is that whilst many green business solutions are seen to result in either an increase in expenditure or a decrease in productivity, the wide-ranging benefits of video conferencing make it a lucrative way for businesses to maintain corporate social responsibility. 

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