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Finding the Sweet Spot on the Spectrum of Collaboration

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Lifesize, Meeting Room
Watch our latest webinar to hear three ways you can encourage your team to work together and build an effective collaboration culture. Collaboration in the workplace isn’t just a switch that you can turn on or off; instead, it’s more like a sliding potentiometer of constant progress. We’re always looking for ways to get our teams at work to collaborate and communicate more effectively, and in our most recent webinar, we provide key tips on how you can take charge in shifting that slider and transforming the collaboration…

Hardware Is Hard

by Craig Malloy in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Lifesize, Technology, Trends
Building communication hardware is hard — good thing Lifesize likes the challenge. I saw an  article last week about some of the problems Google is having with their new hardware devices. Companies often underestimate the very real challenges that come with building great hardware. And those challenges only compound as smart, high-functioning personal devices become ubiquitous.  So much more is expected of constantly connected, smart devices as their utility and usefulness…

Connectivity on the Move: Video Conferencing from your Mobile Device

by Matt Cook in Best Practices, Lifesize, Technology, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Mobility
Understanding the role that video conferencing plays in your mobile data consumption. Successful video conferencing from mobile and laptop devices is highly dependent on network connectivity in terms of throughput and reliability. So when trying to put your collaboration technology to good use in the real world, one key element for success is informing end users of the need for good signal strengths and higher data throughputs if they want to host or participate in video…

How ICAEW Collaborates Across the Globe through Lifesize

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, CustomerCase Study, Lifesize
Lifesize helps business and finance industry leaders like ICAEW expand and collaborate across the globe. For an extra-large organization like the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), which has more than 148,000 members located in 154 different countries, being able to communicate, collaborate and meet colleagues seamlessly and effortless is critical for the well-being of the organization as well as its members. ICAEW is an organization aimed at promoting, developing…

The Video Conferencing System Built for Auditoriums and Large Meeting Spaces

by Steve Allen in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Lifesize, Meeting Room, Products
With multiple video inputs and outputs, audio flexibility and a design built around larger events, the Lifesize Icon 800 is the perfect fit for the auditorium-sized meeting. From lectures in the auditorium to company-wide meetings in the biggest room in your building, finding a video collaboration solution that is easy to set up and use, supports all of your devices and makes everyone in the audience feel like they’re in the same room is critical. The Lifesize Icon 800 is built for auditorium-sized meeting rooms and large meeting spaces and is designed to simplify…

TCP vs. UDP for Real-Time Data Transfer

by Matt Cook in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Lifesize, Meeting Room, Technology, Tech Notes
A detailed look at how the Lifesize service processes data transfers to make the most of your bandwidth and your meeting experience. In our  Video Conferencing Network Best Practices Guide , we outlined a few tips and considerations for optimizing your network topology to efficiently route video traffic without risking security or network reliability. To add to that conversation, we wanted to take a more detailed look at how the Lifesize service processes data transfers to make the most out your meeting experience. When it…

Remedy your Collaboration Chaos with Lifesize

by Jasmine Kim in Changing the Way the World Communicates, Best Practices, Lifesize
Navigate the inefficiencies of deploying way too many collaboration tools with Lifesize. Deploying multiple ad-hoc communication solutions in the work place creates unnecessary uncertainty, in terms of both usability and security. End users are unsure which communication tool to use when, and admins are unsure of how many tools are actually being used and of the security implications of widespread shadow IT.  When departments independently deploy ad-hoc solutions, they are signing…

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.…

Getting Started on Building an IT-Driven Collaboration Ecosystem

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Lifesize, Technology
Lifesize has a few steps you can take to build a better communication solution for your company. With discovering, evaluating and analyzing all the collaboration tools being used in your organization, the process of changing your communication solution for the better can get a little messy. At Lifesize, we understand how complicated your tech stack can get, especially when you have outsourced and ad-hoc solutions thrown in. In a recent survey we conducted with Spiceworks, we found that…

What Is Customer Obsession?

by Amy Downs in Best Practices, Features
Lifesize extends Extreme Support with financially backed SLA providing 99.9% connectivity and availability. At Lifesize, Customer Obsession is the foundation of our business and one of our four core company values. We dedicate ourselves to honoring the commitments we make to our customers, and we work as one team to create ever-greater value for our users. I’m often asked to explain the difference between “customer service” and “customer obsession.” Here’s my simple answer: What Is Customer Obsession…
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