The Lifesize Blog

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…

All-in-One Solution vs. DIY Collaboration Stack

by Jasmine Kim in Industry, Lifesize, Trends
In an organization, having a collaboration stack could mean one of two things. Some companies prefer a single solution that offers their users multiple modes of collaboration, and others prefer to cultivate a collection of several independent and specialized tools to build out a custom solution. While both methods are sensible ways of operating, it’s easy to compare the two and feel…

How to Cut Down Enterprise Conferencing Chaos

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Cloud, Lifesize, Meeting Room, People, Products, Trends
With cloud offerings, It’s really easy for anyone to log onto a website, put in your company credit card details and have a new service up and running in a matter of minutes. It’s also really easy to have six different departments in six different silos installing six different tools within six hours of one another. Maybe they’ll tell IT about it. Or maybe they’ll go…

Lifesize Interop | Skype for Business

by Ellen J Hawes Durbin in Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Microsoft, Partnership, Products, Skype
Lifesize’s ability to fit within established workflows is just one of the reasons that it has become such a favored productivity tool in the collaboration space. Users want to remain within the app and user interface they already know, and few businesses are willing to change their way of working to accommodate a new communications and collaboration tool. And the larger the company is, the…

2017 New Year’s Resolution Generator

by Julian Fields in Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Trends
Need a little help coming up with a New Year’s resolution you can stick with this year? We’ve got you covered with our 2017 New Year’s Resolution Generator . While some may choose to join a gym or swear off complex carbohydrates for a year few weeks, we think it’s more important to set reasonable and attainable goals that you can feel good about achieving and will improve your life for the…

The 500-Pound Turkey in the Room

by Mitch Holt in Changing the Way the World Communicates, Miscellaneous
That pesky 500-pound turkey — sitting there in the corner, hell bent on committing rogue IT atrocities and ignoring the technologies that you and your team have adopted across your company. It’s time to cook that turkey, take back control for IT and combat those detrimental but easy-to-ignore issues plaguing your organization’s communication strategy. Here are a few tips for stuffing that…

Calendar Integration in the Conference Room

by Elizabeth Hawes in Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Meeting Room, Microsoft, Products, Technology
Your meeting technology shouldn’t get in the way of your conversations. With the launch of our new calendar integration, Enterprise and Premium customers can easily subscribe their Lifesize® Icon™ systems to their Microsoft® Office 365®, Google Apps for Work™ or Microsoft® Exchange 2013 calendar for some great new meeting room functionality — including the easiest, most intuitive meeting…
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