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How Video Conferencing Saved Santa

by Liz Britain in Technology
As we count down the final days of the 2014 holiday season, we wanted to share our latest video conferencing case study from all the way up in the North Pole. Are the skeptics in your life still questioning how Santa gets it done? Read one grandmother’s response in our last blog, " Yes, Sam, Santa Uses Video Conferencing ."

Yes, Sam, Santa Uses Video Conferencing!

by Liz Britain in Technology
It was a cold night in early December, and Sam was helping his grandmother decorate the family Christmas tree.  She’d let him stay up late, even though it was a school night, and he’d even gotten to have a second hot chocolate once he’d promised that he wouldn’t tell his mother (not that he would have anyway).  But as he was enjoying his hot chocolate and his grandmother’s world-famous frosted…

Celebrating Cyber Monday with Lifesize!

by Liz Britain in Cloud
Shortly before midnight on Friday, November 28, people all across America—their belts still stretching to contain an overindulgent Thanksgiving dinner—descended on stores and shopping malls across the country, fighting both record cold temperatures and the madding crowds for a shot at rock-bottom deals on the most sought-after merchandise.  But not you!  No, you sat comfortably in bed, secure…

What to do when your friend leaves his phone unguarded when he goes to the restroom

by Liz Britain in Technology
We use our phones for everything. We text, talk, and video chat with our friends; we pass the time with games and social media; and we look up that actor in that movie whenever we need to settle a debate. From first morning alarm to evening recharge, our phones ride shotgun wherever we go. Because we rely so heavily on these tiny computers, we asked our good friends Tripp and Tyler to share…

Webinar: The Secret Formula to Crafting an Indisputable ROI

by Liz Britain in Virtualization
If you joined us for last month’s webinar, What’s the Real ROI of Video Conferencing? , you learned the factors to consider before jumping into an ROI justification, some measurable benefits of video conferencing , and how organizations of varying sizes are realizing value from their video conferencing solutions.   Sign up now!  We are happy to announce part two of this ROI webinar series,…

Weathering Natural Disasters through Video Conferencing Technology

by Liz Britain in Technology
Simon Dudley, our video evangelist here at Lifesize, recently wrote a great column for Wired  about the dangers that natural disasters pose to unprepared businesses and how video conferencing technology can be used to ensure continuity of operations.  The whole piece is definitely worth a read, but here’s a quick synopsis. All across the Northern Hemisphere, late summer brings with it a host…

The Future of Video Conferencing Is the Cloud

by Liz Britain in Technology
The cloud is rapidly changing the way people and businesses use computers. It’s allowing for immediate access to any program, document, or piece of data while being anywhere in the world. You’re no longer tied to your desktop to access your most used programs. Over the last few years, cloud computing has gone from being a piece of industry jargon to being “the next big thing” to approaching…

What's New with Lifesize Cloud: Five New Features

by Liz Britain in Technology
Since the launch of  Lifesize Cloud  in May 2014, we’ve added a number of features. Each one is carefully thought out, and many of them are a result of feedback we’ve received from our customers. Our latest addition, the web console dashboard , arms account managers with the knowledge necessary to perform an ROI analysis. They can get in-depth reporting on statistics like user and room, as…

Webinar: Hit the Easy Button: Video Conferencing without the Headaches

by Liz Britain in Technology
Tune in on October 28th as Lifesize video evangelist, Simon Dudley, discusses the undeniable benefits of video conferencing in a webinar hosted by Spiceworks. The words video conferencing technology often strike fear into the hearts of some IT pros due to perceived complexity. However, recent developments have made the technology MUCH simpler to implement, manage and understand. This webinar…

How Telecommuting Will Increase Employee Engagement

by Liz Britain in Changing the Way the World Communicates, Technology
There has never been a better time for employees to telecommute. With the hours spent in traffic increasing (along with fuel costs), real estate costs rising, and the cost of acquiring a new employee increasing, it’s a smart move for employers. A quick search will net you plenty of articles on the ROI of telecommuting, but another factor to consider is the impact on employee engagement. A…
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