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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Hidden Costs of Collaboration

by Julian Fields in Lifesize, Best Practices, Trends, Cloud
The Hidden Costs of Collaboration Infographic How much do all those collaboration tools really cost? We teamed up with Spiceworks to survey IT decision makers in the US and Canada to learn more about how much businesses spend on their collaboration stacks and what really goes in to the total cost of ownership (TCO). Turns out, the hidden costs of too many tools can really add up. TCO factors into the direct and indirect costs of a product…

The Home Office Video Conference Room

by Julian Fields in Meeting Room, Mobility, Products
lifesize icon for your home office Lifesize® Icon™ Series cameras come in a few different sizes designed for small, medium and large meeting rooms, but there’s another space that these agile little cameras are perfect for — the home office. If you’re one of the 23 percent of employees who do some or all of your work from a home office , then you know that working from home can be a bit isolating. Fortunately, video conferencin…

[Gif-O-Graphic] How to Cut Down Conferencing Chaos

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Trends, UVC
Finding a single collaboration solution that is easy to use and efficient and that facilitates all of the essential business communication streams seems like a lot to ask for. So we settle. And oftentimes, we get tangled into managing and maintaining a hodgepodge of different vendors and subscriptions — paying for overlapping functionality and missing the real benefits of a true collaboration…

Top 10 Activities Businesses Should Stream, Record and Share

by Julian Fields in Streaming and Recording, Best Practices, Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Products, Trends
The usefulness of video conference recording doesn’t stop at the ability to capture meetings to rewatch later. While some video conferencing providers let you download recordings to your computer or share one-off links to recordings, Lifesize Record and Share provides a viewing and sharing platform that extends the usability beyond what you could do with a VCR hooked up to your TV. Here’s…

Six Ways Streaming and Recording Will Change the Way You Work

by Julian Fields in Streaming and Recording, Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Products
Lifesize Live Stream Video streaming and recording are some of the most innovative tools in the video conferencing industry. In fact, 81% of internet audiences viewed more live content in 2016 than they did in 2015 [1]. While being able to see colleagues face to face far exceeds the effect of an audio conference or email, live streaming that video call to an ultra-large audience, recording for later viewing or…

[INFOGRAPHIC] Multiple Time Zone Online Meeting Planner

by Julian Fields in Streaming and Recording, Best Practices, Cloud, Features, Products, Travel
When your company is spread across the globe, or even just across the country, time zone constraints can be a real challenge. Significant time zone differences can severely impact corporate culture and employee collaboration. There’s never a good time for San Francisco, Austin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Sydney to meet. My 10:00 a.m. might be your 8:00 p.m. Heck, my Tuesday might be your Wednesda…

Video Conferencing Rugged Enough for the Construction Site

by Julian Fields in CustomerCase Study, Lifesize, Meeting Room
High quality video conferencing camera Doster Construction builds everything from multifamily housing and school projects to commercial buildings and large medical facilities throughout the eastern United States. And with between 20 and 30 jobs going on at a given time, having an effective communication platform is vital for their business operations. We sat down with CJ Rainer, IT Manager at Doster Construction, to learn more…

Working from home with sick kids

by Julian Fields in Flu Season, Healthcare, People, Trends
Now that the holiday season has come and gone, it is time to head back to work. As we swing back into our old routines, the only thing stopping us from our normal day-to-day activities is the reality of cold and flu season. According to WebMD : Flu activity usually peaks in January and February. On average, 5%–20% of the US population will get the flu each year, resulting in over 200,000…

Crafting a work-from-home email for your boss or team

by Julian Fields in Flu Season, Healthcare, People, Trends
Many organizations are flexible when it comes to working from home when you’re feeling sick. The last thing the company wants is an outbreak of influenza taking out the entire sales staff. So when you feel that tickle in the back of your throat and your temperature starts to register triple digits in degrees Fahrenheit, it’s time to draft that work-from-home email. Here are a few tips and a…
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