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Transforming your Complicated Tech Stack into a Collaboration Ecosystem

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Lifesize
Transforming your Complicated Tech Stack into a Collaboration Ecosystem A collaboration ecosystem is the set of tools and services a company uses to keep employees connected. To work efficiently, it needs to be interconnected, absent of overlap and reliable enough to keep the company’s world turning. According to our research, the average  IT decision maker is managing 4.4 different solutions across three different providers . We’d say that’s three solutions and…

How Video Conferencing Saves More than Just Travel and Out-of-Office Expenses

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Green, Lifesize, Mobility
How Video Conferencing Saves More than Just Travel and Out-of-Office Expenses Traveling for work isn’t the only option anymore. With motor vehicles collectively causing 75% of carbon monoxide pollution in the United States and just one commercial international flight burning one gallon of fuel a second , there are smarter ways to skip the commute or plane ride to attend important meetings without risking the planet’s (and our own) health. Luckily, technological advancem…

If Rube Goldberg Designed a Collaboration Ecosystem

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Lifesize, Technology
Simplify your collaboration ecosystem Rube Goldberg machine Rube Goldberg machines are cool, at least in theory, but once those deliberately complex contraptions start taking over your office conferencing and collaboration solutions, they turn into more of a hassle and less of a mesmerizing sequence.   When it comes to collaboration technology, the easier it is to use, the better. In a recent survey we conducted with Spiceworks, we found that the…

Tipping the Work–Life Balance Scale with Video Conferencing

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Lifesize, Mobility, Changing the Way the World Communicates
better work-life balance with video conferencing As the workforce evolves into a more immediate, responsive and collaborative culture, employees are doing everything they can to stay connected with their colleagues and customers. Unfortunately, this can come at a bit of a cost, with more than 658 million unused vacation days left on the table in 2015 . A mix of feeling like they lack management support with the fear of missing out has left…

How Lifesize Uses Lifesize | IT-Approved Video Conferencing

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Cloud, Lifesize
How Lifesize Uses Lifesize What’s the point of developing an award-winning conferencing and collaboration solution if you’re not going to use it? Here at Lifesize, we opted for the Lifesize Enterprise plan and couldn’t be happier with the service. From keeping an eye on the line at the food truck at lunch to checking up on our company pet fish and every meeting, conference call and interview in between, we use our commun…

Optimizing Your Network Bandwidth for Video Conferencing

by Matt Cook in Best Practices, Cloud, Lifesize, Tech Notes
Download Lifesize Video Network Best Practices Guide There are a couple of big differences between the video clips you watch on the internet and the live video conferences you hold at the office. For one, streaming video clips (your standard cat video variety) are designed to download portions of the footage ahead of time to make up for network instability during the course of the playback. The other is that you almost never raise an IT helpdesk…

[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…

Better, Faster, Stronger Decision Making with Video Conferencing

by Jasmine Kim in Cloud, Best Practices, Lifesize
video conferencing faster decision making Video conferencing has made its way into our modern offices as a pillar of collaboration and communication, and for good reason. One of the major benefits businesses find when they deploy video technology is the ability to make more informed decisions faster, as face-to-face interaction gives them the clarity they need to move forward without hesitation. Meet with Minimal Distractions We all…

[Gif-O-Graphic] How to Cut Down Conferencing Chaos

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Trends, UVC
Finding a single collaboration solution that is easy to use and efficient and that facilitates all of the essential business communication streams seems like a lot to ask for. So we settle. And oftentimes, we get tangled into managing and maintaining a hodgepodge of different vendors and subscriptions — paying for overlapping functionality and missing the real benefits of a true collaboration…

A Simple Collaboration Stack Can Make You Easier to Do Business With

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Lifesize, Features, Mobility
Business Collaboration Made Simple with Lifesize Video Conferencing The rise of remote working and a dispersed workforce isn't always rainbows and sunshine. Of course, being able to work from any location is convenient. But while more employees are working from home and farther away from one another, the need for constant collaboration and communication becomes a necessity. Without effective collaboration and communication, organizations can't scale internally…
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