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Why Pay for Video Conferencing?

by jsteele in Cloud, Features, Industry, Lifesize, Microsoft, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Skype, Technology, Unified Communications
“Why should I pay for video conferencing when alternatives like Skype, Hangouts, and FaceTime are free?” It’s a question we at Lifesize get asked a lot, and while there are a lot of compelling reasons to invest in a dedicated video conferencing system, it’s a question we also understand. After all, it’s hard to beat free. Or is it? No doubt you’re familiar with the saying “you get what you pay…

How a Financial Services Firm Transformed Their Business with One Simple Change

by jsteele in CustomerCase Study, Features, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Technology
Trust Company of Vermont (TCV) is a highly regarded trust and investment firm based, as the name suggests, in the Green Mountain State. Although the company is headquartered in Burlington, they operate an additional four branches spread across the rural Vermont area, providing individual investors, companies, and non-profits with a wide range of financial services. As an employee-owned and…

CEO Craig Malloy Shares His Point of View about “The New Lifesize”

by jsteele in Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Products, Technology, Unified Communications
Lifesize has gone through a ton of changes lately: a new logo, a new website, a new look and feel and most importantly, a brand new cloud video conferencing solution that is shaking up the industry in a big way. But why did we overhaul the company? Why was it time for a big change in the video conferencing industry? Our CEO Craig Malloy shares his vision for Lifesize in this video below as…

Simplify Your Life in 5 Easy Steps

by jsteele in Features, Miscellaneous, People, Trends
Along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, the news organization NPR conducted a nationwide poll about the sources of stress in Americans’ lives. Everything was covered from people’s personal experiences with stress, how they cope and the causes of stress on a daily basis. After questioning over 2,500 adults across the country, the study concluded…

BYOD: Bring Your Own Dog…To Work!

by jsteele in Features, Miscellaneous, People, Technology
Working from home has its perks: never having to deal with soul-crushing rush hour commutes, an entire fridge all to yourself with lunch options, honing your mad DJ skills with complete control of your office tunes, and of course, spending all day with your adorable fur children, your pets! In honor of “National Mutt Day,” I’ve compiled a few pointers on how to best work at home when your dog…

5 Ways to Use Video Conferencing to Support Your IT Organization

by jsteele in CustomerCase Study, Features, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Mobility, People, Products, Technology
Nobody knows better than Information Technology (IT) professionals the importance of staying ahead of the curve when it comes to new technology, which is why this industry has had so much success with IT departments of all shapes and sizes. With video conferencing, you can help you take advantage of the latest in video technology, streamlining the communication process, increasing efficiency…

The New Lifesize: Why It Was Time for a Change

by jsteele in Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Technology
Join us today at 1:00 p.m. CT to hear from Lifesize Founder and CEO Craig Malloy and Video Evangelist Simon Dudley in an exclusive webinar. During the event, Craig and Simon will discuss the "New Lifesize" and why it was time for our company to change. Along with the introduction of Lifesize Cloud, a new cloud-based video conferencing solution that delivers a connected experience to mobile…

Net Neutrality: What It Is and Why the AV Industry Needs to Act Now

by jsteele in Features, Industry, Miscellaneous, Tech Notes, Technology, Trends
by Josh Srago, CTS So much of what we do in modern life is technology driven and the internet is at the heart of that. Right now the FCC has proposed rules regarding Net Neutrality that could alter how effective video conferencing, unified communications and collaboration technologies will be moving forward. This is the age of smartphones and tablets where we are almost never without an…

[QUIZ] Embrace Your Geekness Day: What Level Geek Are You?

by jsteele in Features, People, Products, Technology, Trends
In honor of Embrace Your Geekness Day yesterday , we’ve decided to dedicate today’s blog post to our favorite people: the geeks! As a tech company, we are proud to call ourselves Geeks and we love all kinds of crazy awesome technology, comics, movies and trivia. Do you think you have what it takes to be a hardcore geek like us Lifesizers? Take our quiz below and find out! Give yourself 1…

Lifesize Cloud Delivers a Connected Video Experience to Customers Worldwide

by jsteele in Cloud, Industry, Lifesize, Products, Technology
Exciting news from Lifesize today! Earlier this morning, Lifesize announced the global availability of Lifesize Cloud, its new cloud-based video collaboration solution for companies of all sizes. Lifesize Cloud is the only hosted video solution on the market that delivers a "connected experience," seamlessly integrating smartphones, tablets, PCs, Macs and especially conference rooms. The…
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