Creating Unified Collaboration from Collaboration Islands

Creating Unified Collaboration from Collaboration Islands

Business collaboration for the user is supposed to be easy to do, reliable, and make your daily business life more productive. On top of that, having high quality audio and video should mean conversations and content sharing can be carried out without repetition and serious squinting.

It really should be as straightforward to achieve this as buying some hardware and a service, having it installed and maintained, and everything is great and works. All your employees are happy collaborating. However, as most businesses find out, it’s more complicated than that.

Video conferencing has a renowned history for being difficult, and whilst many of those challenges are being overcome, such as ease of use, the interoperability of different manufacturers continues to cause headaches for service owners due to closed architecture or a protective island approach to the way the businesses were run.

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Microsoft Teams, Videocall and Polycom

Microsoft Teams, Videocall and Polycom

Last month at the Microsoft Ignite conference in the US, Microsoft announced that it would be merging its Skype for Business Online platform with its Teams platform to create an improved collaboration application for businesses to use.

From the initial conversations, we have had with businesses, it seems that many had not heard the news coming from Ignite and were a little confused or concerned as to what this meant for them.

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Welcome to Intelligent Collaboration with Videocall

Welcome to Intelligent Collaboration with Videocall

Collaboration that is easy to use and intuitive; that is reliable, secure and available; collaboration that is interoperable and delivers high quality audio and video; collaboration that makes the users more efficient and productive, but allows them to work from anywhere; collaboration that links traditional room based technology to modern mobile services. This shouldn’t be too much to ask for in your unified collaboration service. It should be the minimum.

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Doing Enterprise Collaboration the Right Way

Doing Enterprise Collaboration the Right Way

Every business wants to have the right collaboration tools that employees use effectively and frequently to deliver improved performance and more efficient working practices.

But what does doing enterprise collaboration the right way mean?

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The Problem with Most Enterprise Video Systems, and How to Get Past It

The Problem with Most Enterprise Video Systems, and How to Get Past It

The sad truth though is that until recently enterprise video has failed to fulfil its promise:

Limited Reach – thanks to the high costs associated with the devices and extensive infrastructure requirements, most video conferencing today remains confined to the conference rooms, which in turn restricts availability and reach
Complex to Use – users often have difficulty launching calls and connecting to meetings, resulting in a less than optimal user experience that most people would rather avoid
Difficult to Manage – most video conferencing deployments require extensive IT involvement and hand-holding through comprehensive support and services. What’s more, most video conferencing sits separate from other enterprise communication applications. All of which stretches IT resources too thin and makes management a complex proposition
Lack of Integration into Workflows – users have routines for completing tasks efficiently and effectively, that they don’t like being changed

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How to get the most from a Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio Flex

How to get the most from a Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio Flex

The Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio Flex. Polycom’s new solution for enterprise companies to get a truly immersive collaborative meeting without all the pain and suffering that older immersive suites used to deliver.

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