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Combining Web, Video and Audio Conferencing in One with Lifesize Cloud






It’s 2015, and business moves faster than ever before. While a fleet of 20,000 jets is constantly crisscrossing the globe, making LA and Tokyo a mere half day away from each other, high-speed Internet means you can communicate instantly with people half a world away.  We’re living, to borrow a line from Shakespeare, in a… Continue ReadingCloud, Features, Lifesize, Products

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New Enhancements to Lifesize Cloud + 1,000 Subscribed Customers!






It seems like only yesterday we were debuting Lifesize Cloud and the Connected Experience of video collaboration for anyone on any device.  We’ve been busy since then, and as of this article, we now have over 1,000 businesses up and running on Lifesize Cloud logging millions of minutes! And we’d like to thank each and… Continue ReadingCloud, Features, Lifesize, People, Technology

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More control over your meetings






While some would argue that proper etiquette is to say “Happy New Year” only through the first week of the new year, I’ve been saving my “Happy New Year” for our first round of Lifesize Cloud updates. So, here it is—Happy New Year! Here at Lifesize, 2014 was an amazing year, and we are extremely… Continue ReadingCloud, Features, Lifesize, Microsoft, Products, Technology

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The World Has Spoken: Telepresence is Still Dead






In a world where technology is getting smaller, lighter and faster (think about the Zach Morris cell phone vs. your iPhone or bulky desktop computers vs. the MacBook Air), it’s a wonder to me that companies are still investing in three- and four-screen telepresence solutions to collaborate over video. The rest of the tech world… Continue ReadingFeatures, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Mobility, People, Products, Technology, Trends

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Telepresence: Cost, Complexity and a Call for Egalitarian Access of Video






In my last post, I discussed how telepresence as an industry category has outlived its welcome. I’d like to drill down further into a few more reasons why the shine has rubbed off this once-favorite industry darling. “Hidden” costs? Even if your organization can foot the increasingly steep bill, it is important to pay attention… Continue ReadingFeatures, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Technology, Trends

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Telepresence is Dead






It lived a good life. It showed people what video technology could unleash by putting training wheels on the video communications experience while adding cost, complexity and inflexibility. It was a solution for the select few. We thank telepresence – the three-screen, mirrored room, luxe video conferencing category – for giving the market a proof… Continue ReadingFeatures, Industry, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Technology, Trends, vLog

Michael Helmbrecht, VP & GM Video Solutions