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Conference Call Services in 2020 [+Which is Right for You]

by John Yarbrough in Best Practices, Technology
Four doors, three yellow one purple, on a dark background It’s difficult to imagine running any modern business without some sort of conferencing capability, whether it’s video, web or audio-based. While video conferencing has become an integral part of daily operations for many businesses, many companies still don’t have a go-to service for interacting with clients. As a result, participants have to navigate the less-than-ideal ‘which service should…

Leadership Conversations: Make-A-Wish

by John Yarbrough in CustomerCase Study, Industry, People
Headshot of Kathrin Brewer, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas Kathrin Brewer, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas In 1980, Christopher James Greicius, a 7-year-old boy battling leukemia, had a particular goal — becoming a police officer. In response, his friends, family, and community in Phoenix, Arizona, came together to make his wish come true, while simultaneously giving birth to a worldwide movement that has since touched millions…

Leadership Conversations: Brock University

by John Yarbrough in CustomerCase Study, Industry, People
Headshot of Jon Winterbottom Jon Winterbottom, Video Conferencing Technologist for Brock University Asked about the difference between school and life, American author Tom Bodett once remarked, “in school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” Needless to say, COVID-19 has resulted in plenty of lessons and considerably learning for educators, students and…

Leadership Conversations: Palmaz Vineyards

by John Yarbrough in CustomerCase Study, Industry, People
Headshot of Christian Palmaz Christian Palmaz, Co-Founder of Palmaz Vineyards For Californians, wine is more than a way to destress after a long day at work; it’s a critical part of the state’s economy, contributing more than $50 billion annually through job creation, tourism and exports. According to recent estimates, California produces more than 80% of all U.S. wines and is the 4th largest producer of wine globally…

Leadership Conversations: Digitcom

by John Yarbrough in CustomerCase Study, Industry, People
Headshot of Boris Koechlin, President of Digitcom Boris Koechlin, President of Digitcom Since 1991, Digitcom has supported more than 5,000 businesses with essential communications services from its headquarters in Toronto, Canada. With services ranging from turnkey technical installations to enterprise-scale, end-to-end communications solutions, the firm has a wealth of experience working hand in hand with the world’s largest organizations…

How to Give a Virtual Presentation: Tips, Challenges, and More

by John Yarbrough in Best Practices, Technology
Man using various presentation tools For many, virtual presentations are an acquired taste. But, with remote teams becoming increasingly popular—especially now due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic—virtual presentations are not only to be expected, but they are also rapidly becoming the norm in our day-to-day professional lives. In addition to helping colleagues stay aligned on major projects, virtual presentations are a…

Leadership Conversations: The Harris Center

by John Yarbrough in CustomerCase Study, Industry, People
Headshot of Wayne Young, CEO of the Harris Center Wayne Young, CEO of the Harris Center The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD is the largest mental health & developmental disability care center in Texas and provides services to over 88,000 people every year in Harris County. The organization’s mission is to transform the lives of people with behavioral health and IDD diagnoses through an accessible, integrated and comprehensive recovery…

Lifesize Selected as a “Leader” in Aragon Research Globe™ for Web and Video Conferencing, 2020

by John Yarbrough in Industry, Technology
Aragon Research logo on screen with video conferencing equipment and 4 way conference call We’re excited to share that Lifesize achieved another significant milestone this week by being positioned as a Leader in the  Aragon Research Globe for Web and Video Conferencing, 2020 . Now in its seventh year, the Aragon Research Globe for the category evaluates 19 major technology providers that support key enterprise use cases for video meetings and collaboration. Vendors in the Leaders…

Lifesize Wins 2019 Aragon Research Innovation Award for Web and Video Conferencing

by John Yarbrough in Lifesize, Industry, Products
Lifesize awarded Aragon Research Innovation Award for 2019 Last night at Aragon Transform , Lifesize added another significant industry accolade by being recognized as the 2019 Aragon Research Innovation Award recipient for Web and Video Conferencing. Lifesize stood alone as the sole winner in the prominent category.  Aragon Research’s annual Innovation Awards “recognize providers leveraging visionary use of technology to not only adapt as markets…

7 Tips for Improving Cross Team Collaboration and Communication

by John Yarbrough in Best Practices
Increase collaboration between your remote team members for better efficiency and creativity. 7 tips for better cross-team collaboration. More and more businesses are recognizing the benefits of “ going remote. ” Beyond enabling businesses to tap into a global talent pool far beyond where the company has offices, having a remote team can help businesses significantly reduce travel costs – estimated to exceed $111 billion annually.  But having a distributed team isn’t without its challenges. With employees working together across…
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