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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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Microsoft Lync: On-Premise or Cloud-Based Video Conferencing Deployment

Microsoft Lync: On-Premise or Cloud-Based Video Conferencing Deployment



So you’ve made the decision to go with Microsoft Lync to solve your communications-based needs. Good choice, but there are still plenty more decisions ahead! When planning for MS Lync, the first thing you need to decide on is how you are going to deploy it – on-premise or in the cloud.

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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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Polycom RealPresence One Overview

Polycom RealPresence One Overview


Polycom RealPresence One® is a comprehensive offering that combines the complete RealPresence® Platform with software endpoints and optimised services - all for a yearly subscription fee!

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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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