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Overcoming Remote Collaboration Challenges with Video Conferencing

Overcoming Remote Collaboration Challenges with Video Conferencing


The work place is continuing to evolve and communication technology is playing a major role in driving this transformation. Forward thinking organisations are no longer constrained by office or country location.
Polycom invited more than 5,000 business professionals from around the globe to participate in an online survey about their unique collaboration challenges.

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Developing the Business Case for Video Conferencing

Developing the Business Case for Video Conferencing



Video conferencing is no longer considered a luxury for businesses across the world, but is fast becoming an essential aspect of organisational infrastructure that brings together remote employees, reduces travel and administration costs and increases productivity and efficiency. The business case for video conferencing is changing!

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The Importance of Scalability in your Video Conferencing System

The Importance of Scalability in your Video Conferencing System



Video is leaving the dedicated conference room and becoming a standard communication tool as well as part of the individual’s daily workflow. The days of video conferencing as a nice-to-have substitute for the corporate jet are long gone. The increasingly pervasive nature of video conferencing has had a profound impact on the scalability requirements of the visual communication system which now must support tens of thousands of users where once it only had to support several dozen or at most a few hundred video rooms.

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Increased Efficiency and Faster Decision Making with Video Conferencing

Increased Efficiency and Faster Decision Making with Video Conferencing

In any marketplace it is important to maximise organisational effectiveness. With pressures on key executives’ time, it is difficult to remain effective whilst minimising time lost to being out of the office.Enabling key executives to be able to meet with their people throughout the world at any time, whenever required, in the highest quality ensures streamlined decision making, organisational efficiencies and effectiveness and contributes significantly to competitive advantage.Immersive telepresence solutions enable key executives to meet regardless of where they are based at any time in the highest quality along with many more benefits of video conferencing. The experience, driven by best in class technology and services, ensures that participants are able to focus on the meeting and the business at hand.

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K'NEX: Accelerating Product Concept to Market Using Video Conferencing

K'NEX: Accelerating Product Concept to Market Using Video Conferencing

Business agility relies on effective communications. The ability to react first and push products to market quicker than your competitors as well as maximising shareholder value often hinges on an organisation's ability to effectively communicate internally and with customers, suppliers and partners.One business who implemented video conferencing specifically to speed up decision making, and thereby reduce time to market, is K'NEX.
Developing toys for the next generation is now child's play for K'NEX, part of The Rogan Group, with the installation of video conferencing equipment for instant communications between its UK and US offices.

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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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