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Honoring Our Technology Forefathers On This Day of the Dead

by Julian Fields in Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Tech Notes
The Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican holiday in which people remember and celebrate friends and loved ones who are no longer with us. Beginning on Halloween (Oct. 31) and running through All Souls’ Day (Nov. 2), the Day of the Dead gives us a chance to reflect on the lives and accomplishments of those who came before us and our connection to the countless generations who helped shape…

Everything in Moderation with Lifesize Moderator Controls

by Julian Fields in Features, Best Practices, Lifesize, Meeting Room
Lifesize Adds Moderator Controls for Improved Web Conferencing If you've ever been on a call with an oblivious meeting participant who wasn't on mute, then you know how important moderator controls can be for the productivity of a large meeting. Now as those meeting monsters carry on with their private side conversations in front of the entire call, moderators can swoop in and save the meeting with a quick mute or by dropping them from the call entirely.…

Try Your First Video Call on the New Lifesize App

by Julian Fields in Features, Lifesize, Products, WebRTC
Lifesize App 50-way call Welcome to the home screen of the Lifesize app. From here, you have quick access to everything you need to make video, audio or web conference calls, schedule meetings or chat with your coworkers. The application has been completely rebuilt to make it easier to connect and introduces new features and moderator controls for an even better conferencing and collaboration experience.   Download…

Everything You Need to Know About Web Conferencing vs. Video Conferencing

by Julian Fields in Features, Lifesize, Products, Technology, Trends, Unified Communications
Lifesize shares how web conferencing and video conferencing are different from each other. Look at the two opposing conferencing solutions in the title of this blog post, and then try to answer the following questions about them. Are web conferencing and video conferencing the same thing? If not, what are the differences? Is one better than the other for use in business meetings? Chances are good that, unless you’re very familiar with both products, you might not be able to succinct…

The Best Defense Against IoT DDoS Attacks

by Julian Fields in Best Practices
DDoS attacks present a real threat to organizations that do not practice healthy security policies. Many attacks leverage webcams or other IoT devices on the public internet that have been left with default administrative passwords. DDoS attacks have impacted multiple countries and companies and, by some estimates, up to 40% of all web traffic. These aren’t vulnerabilities that can be “patched”…

How Working from Home Saves Your Company Money

by Julian Fields in Trends, Mobility
work from home When people talk about the benefits of working from home, they usually focus on how it helps the employee. After all, just getting rid of rush hour and commuting sounds like a dream to the average office worker. But what they don’t talk about is something that might be interesting to your business — namely, that employers can benefit just as much from these programs as their employees do. With…

The Lifesize InfoComm 2017 Experience

by Julian Fields in InfoComm
Lifesize at InfoComm 2017 That's a wrap on InfoComm 2017. We had an amazing time talking to attendees, customers and partners, learning about their Lifesize success stories, and showcasing the all-new Lifesize app. Suffice it to say, it was a huge hit and we're all excited about the upcoming public release. If you weren't able to make the event, worry not — we’ve put together a recap of the Lifesize at InfoComm 2017…

The New Lifesize App Goes Beta

by Julian Fields in Cloud, InfoComm, Lifesize
New Lifesize App Beta Announced We told you we were bringing more than just great swag to InfoComm this year. That’s right, we’re kicking off the show with a first look at the all-new Lifesize app. The app has been completely redesigned from the ground up focusing on an intuitive experience with a simple and modern UI, and we’ve added new features like moderator controls to add even more flexibility to our IT-approved, comple…

[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…
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