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Continuing the Conversation Beyond the Meeting

by Brian Beasley in Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Technology
Lifesize chat and group chat If you are like me, you recognize that conference room standing team meetings are necessary to track progress, eliminate ambiguity and keep projects moving forward – or at least you recognize that’s their intention. But as attendees sit there (im)patiently while others discuss their issues and problems, striving to stay alert and attentive, there are still moments when we drift off. I prefer…

And the winner is …

by Brian Beasley in Cloud, Lifesize, Partnership, Products, Technology
Applying for a product award is in some ways like purchasing a lottery ticket. You know the odds of winning are long and not in your favor, but you feel compelled because maybe, just once … Of course, winning a product award is different than purchasing a winning lottery ticket because there’s human judgment involved. Still, the feelings and emotions are similar. Naturally, the bigger the…

It’s a Wonderful Business Life

by Brian Beasley in Changing the Way the World Communicates, People
We live in wonderful times. The technology apps we have at our fingertips are incredible. Some are just plain fun, but a number are vital productivity apps that help drive the economic engines at our companies. Without them, our workdays would be much different. Basic tasks we complete in minutes might take ten, twenty or even fifty times longer. Some might require a new set of processes—others…

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

by Brian Beasley in Streaming and Recording, Cloud, Features, Industry, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Technology, Trends
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 video conference,…

Lifesize Enables Skype Video Conferencing

by Brian Beasley in Lifesize, Microsoft, Partnership, Products, Skype, Technology
When your team is together in the same place and needs to meet another party over video, you’ll want to do it in a meeting room with a large display , not with everyone squished around a laptop. The Lifesize Icon Flex helps you extend the experience of your desktop application in your meeting room and ensures that the participant on the other side can see and hear you all clearly. Designed…

The Importance of Choice in a Video Conferencing Solution

by Brian Beasley in Cloud, Lifesize, Products
Some people prefer to work within a framework and are completely comfortable with whatever systems and tools are provided to them. Excellent! Uniformity and consistency have many advantages. Others prefer to have and use their own tools. These people thrive on and take pride in making their own choices. It’s like the auto mechanic, plumber, electrician or other tradesperson who begins a new…

Taking small teams and small meeting and huddle rooms to the big time

by Brian Beasley in Cloud, Lifesize, Products
Why are there so many huddle rooms in small and big businesses? Because small teams tend to be more agile, efficient and effective. I doubt many would argue that assertion. What’s remarkable is that often, these small teams are poorly resourced. They aren’t granted the requisite funds for the tasks they are assigned, and they often aren’t provided the productivity tools, such as HD video confer…

What’s New in Lifesize Cloud: Six New Updates

by Brian Beasley in Technology
What a difference a year makes! In January 2014, Lifesize was a hardware-centric company with a vision to remake ourselves as a SaaS provider, centering our product portfolio and road map around a cloud solution that was still in development. In May 2014, we launched Lifesize ® Cloud, and the transformation began. Customer acceptance was tremendous, and feature requests rolled in. Every few…
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