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WTF (Why The Face) and Other IT Reactions to Video Conferencing

by Julian Fields in Cloud, CustomerCase Study, Features, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, People, Trends
We get a mix of reactions from IT pros when we present the idea of an easy-to-manage video conferencing solution. And for good reason—for the better part of a decade, video conferencing was an infrastructure headache that required persistent monitoring and hand-holding just to keep it working. For the believers, the introduction to cloud video conferencing has been a dream come true. For the…

How the Cloud Is Changing the Video Conferencing Equation

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Cloud, Features, Lifesize
We recently partnered with Frost & Sullivan on a new white paper covering the trends shaping the video conferencing industry and the features to look for in a cloud video conferencing service. Their findings—the old hardware-centric approach to on-premise video conferencing is out, and agile cloud-based video conferencing is in. The analysts at Frost & Sullivan cite several collaboration…

Competitive Edge: Blue Jeans and the “Meet Me” Model

by Brian Beasley in Streaming and Recording, Cloud, Features, Industry, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Technology, Trends
I’ve been reading a lot of articles and blogs about hosted alternatives to traditional on-premises video conferencing. Some solutions take a “meet-me” approach, like Blue Jeans, and while it’s clear that cloud alternatives to video conferencing are emerging as the preferred implementation, I find myself wondering, How much real innovation is going on here?  Scheduling a video conference,…

Introducing Lifesize® Phone™ HD

by Elizabeth Hawes in Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Products, Technology
Meet the new command central for your conference rooms. Combined with Lifesize® Cloud and a Lifesize Icon system, Lifesize Phone HD delivers an unparalleled video communication experience. If the touchscreen on the Lifesize Phone HD seems as easy to use as your smartphone, there’s a good reason why. The user interface is inspired by the best UIs in the mobile space, customer testing and…

The Evolution of Conference Calls

by Julian Fields in Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Technology, Trends
The single most compelling reason to install technology is to be more productive. No one ever bought a fax machine to save on postage. Email wasn’t designed to save money on paper. Advances in technology for the office have always been about speeding up business. Over the last 50 years, technologies like cell phones, Al Gore’s Internet and the laptop have enabled businesses to transform from…

Lifesize Welcomes Chromebook™ to the Meeting

by Julian Fields in Streaming and Recording, Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Products, Technology, Trends, WebRTC
Lifesize browser-based app on Google Chrome Book One of the biggest developments in personal computing over the last couple of years has been the rollout and success of Google’s Chromebook, a hybrid laptop that combines a tablet’s portability and ease of use with the productive power of a computer. The Lifesize Cloud Web App is tailor-made for Chromebook adopters since it gives all cloud users access to the same services they know and…

Cool Uses of Video: Your Company’s Own “Corporate YouTube”

by Julian Fields in Streaming and Recording, Best Practices, Cloud, Features, Industry, Lifesize, Products, Technology, Trends
Video recording and sharing are some of the most innovative tools in the video conferencing industry. Seeing someone face to face far exceeds the effect of an audio call or email, but being able to record that call for later viewing or sharing it with teams inside or outside of your organization takes this technology to new heights. Lately we’ve been on a kick to find cool new ways to use HD…

6 Features to Consider When Selecting Your Mobile Video Conferencing Solution

by Ellen J Hawes Durbin in Streaming and Recording, Cloud, Features, Industry, Lifesize, Mobility, Products, Technology, Travel, Trends
For the latest on the Lifesize mobile app, check out this blog . People are constantly on the go—and they expect their technology to travel with them wherever they are. The Lifesize mobile app is universal across different devices, on any network, and offers best-in-class enterprise quality and support. With the Lifesize app, you can collaborate over video on your mobile the same way you…

Top 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync) and Lifesize Cloud

by Ellen J Hawes Durbin in Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Microsoft, Partnership, People, Products, Skype, Technology, Trends, Virtualization
If you work at a tech-friendly midmarket company or enterprise, chances are good that you’ve heard of Skype for Business® (formerly Microsoft Lync), the tech giant’s communications platform that’s designed with the unique needs of businesses in mind. What you might not be familiar with are the product’s ins and outs and why more and more companies are adopting this package for their online…

[INFOGRAPHIC] Take a Walk Down Memory Lane with Lifesize

by Julian Fields in Features, Industry, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Products, Technology, UVC, Virtualization, WebRTC
Did you know that Lifesize is a 12-year-old company? That's right, we were founded by our CEO Craig Malloy in 2003 and we were the very first manufacturer to deliver video communications in high definition. Since then, Lifesize has continued to innovate and has brought forth even more "firsts" in the video industry, including the first one-button streaming and recording solution and the first…
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