Posts Categorized: Miscellaneous

Competitive Edge: Blue Jeans and the “Meet Me” Model

I’ve been reading a lot of articles and blogs about hosted alternatives to traditional on-premises video conferencing. Some solutions take a “meet-me” approach, like Blue Jeans, and while it’s clear that cloud alternatives to video conferencing are emerging as the preferred implementation, I find myself wondering, How much real innovation is going on here? Scheduling a… Continue ReadingAmplify, Cloud, Features, Industry, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Technology, Trends


Let’s Play Conference Call Bingo!

I just don’t understand why every traditional conference call has to be so riddled with monotonous lingo and business-speak. And it’s always the same experience: dial the bridge number, follow it with #, listen to hold music while trying to not go insane, listen to “Beep! _______ has joined the conference” while trying to not… Continue ReadingCloud, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Technology


The Evolution of Conference Calls

The single most compelling reason to install technology is to be more productive. No one ever bought a fax machine to save on postage. Email wasn’t designed to save money on paper. Advances in technology for the office have always been about speeding up business. Over the last 50 years, technologies like cell phones, Al… Continue ReadingCloud, Features, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Technology, Trends


[INFOGRAPHIC] The Remote Worker Revolution is Upon Us

Once a luxury, remote working (or “telecommuting“) is taking the corporate world by storm. Employees love it because it provides a greater work/life balance and takes them out of rush hour traffic, and employers love it because it is cost-effective, offers a larger recruitment pool and, honestly, who doesn’t love working with happier people? Companies… Continue ReadingDear Road Warrior, Features, Green, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Mobility, People, Technology, Trends


Speaking Without Words: Body Language and Non-Verbal Cues in Communication

In 1967, the Journal of Consulting Psychology published a study conducted by two researchers that would eventually shape the way we understand the importance of nonverbal communication. Written by UCLA professor Albert Mehrabian and Susan R. Ferris, the piece described the relative importance of words, tone of voice and body language in understanding an underlying emotional message. But more on… Continue ReadingIndustry, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, People, Trends