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Reverting to phones over video conferencing… Really ?

Reverting to phones over video conferencing… Really ?

A recent article in Forbes came to our attention titled ‘Surprising Reasons To Switch From Video-Conference To The Phone.’ And, whilst this article was interesting to read, it was fairly clear that it had missed some fundamental points of why businesses use video conferencing, and why it is so important to choose your service wisely.

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The Drivers Behind the Workplace Technology Revolution

The Drivers Behind the Workplace Technology Revolution

In the last 18 months to 2 years there has been a rapid change taking place globally in businesses. This change is affecting multiple business functions and is being driven by the desire for employees to be able to communicate and collaborate from anywhere at any time, more easily and reliably.

Where just a few years ago, email, phones and video conferencing were adequate for businesses to conduct their day to day activities, mixed with office-based workers who would hold regular meetings in one of a handful of meeting rooms. Today, persistent chat, file sharing, live annotation, whiteboarding, apps, bots and AI are all seen to play an ever increasingly important role to being able to accomplish daily tasks. What’s more, it is expected that all of these things are found in just a single service or application.

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The Battle of Workstream Collaboration  - Microsoft vs Cisco

The Battle of Workstream Collaboration - Microsoft vs Cisco

There is change afoot in the enterprise collaboration space. This change is not however simply about new technology; it is much bigger, and involves the attitudes and desires of both the service owners and users within companies around the globe.

This change is being led by Microsoft and Cisco...

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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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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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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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