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How Lifesize Maintains Reliability Through the Coronavirus Crisis

by Michael Helmbrecht in Industry, Products, Trends, Technology
Histogram showing a dramatic increase of Lifesize users As organizations have rapidly transitioned tens of millions of employees to work-from-home arrangements due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and directives from health experts, they have come to heavily rely on technologies such as Lifesize to keep their distributed teams connected and productive. With the unprecedented universal growth in video conferencing users and usage, platform…

How to Run a Fully Remote Team During the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Industry, Mobility
Five way video call on a computer screen Across the globe, businesses and employees are adjusting to a new way of working in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic . As part of an effort to protect against the spread of the virus, many companies have instituted a work-from-home policy for all employees. Although 70% of the world’s workforce worked remotely at least once a week prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, having 100% of…

How Lifesize Is Supporting Customers and Colleagues through the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Craig Malloy in Industry, Lifesize
Scene of people working remotely with text keep the world working together Yesterday, the World Health Organization formally classified the coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic following weeks of concern about the rapidly growing health crisis, now being felt in more than 100 countries around the world. We recognize the health and safety of your employees is of paramount concern, and our thoughts are with the individuals, families and organizations being impacted.…

Lifesize + Serenova: Delivering Personal Experiences to Contact Center and Modern Workplace Communications

by Craig Malloy in Industry, Unified Communications, Lifesize
Serenova logo plus Lifesize with a lady on a video conference call in the background Since the day I founded Lifesize, the mission has always been to deliver more lifelike interactions, personal connections and simplified productivity tools to help our customers navigate the tangled web of business communications over video. Today marks a monumental milestone in that ongoing journey. I’m delighted to share that Lifesize has merged with Serenova , a leading provider of contact…

Lifesize Selected as a “Leader” in Aragon Research Globe™ for Web and Video Conferencing, 2020

by John Yarbrough in Industry, Technology
Aragon Research logo on screen with video conferencing equipment and 4 way conference call We’re excited to share that Lifesize achieved another significant milestone this week by being positioned as a Leader in the  Aragon Research Globe for Web and Video Conferencing, 2020 . Now in its seventh year, the Aragon Research Globe for the category evaluates 19 major technology providers that support key enterprise use cases for video meetings and collaboration. Vendors in the Leaders…

Distributed Work: Its Future in the Time of a Pandemic

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Industry, Mobility
Lady sitting at your desk on a conference call with two coworkers Every distributed team is unique, but they all have one thing in common: they represent the future of work. Spurred by shifting employee preferences and hiring trends, businesses around the world are now embracing this new hybrid work model. Statistically, your employer either already has or will soon introduce a formal “work from home” policy, increase hiring in remote offices and coworker…

Nonverbal Communication: How Body Language & Nonverbal Cues Are Key

by Dustin Smith in Industry, Lifesize, People
Man jestering with his hands as he speaks on a video conference call using his laptop Every day we communicate with our family, friends, colleagues and even strangers, but only a small percentage of what we communicate during each of these conversations is verbal. Research shows that the vast majority of what we convey through our interactions with others is innate and instinctual, known as nonverbal communication. Nonverbal behavior like body movements and posture, facial…

Let’s Do Video Recognizes Lifesize as Best Video Services Partner

by Erinn Wolfe in Industry, Partners
Multiple devices with people on videos calls and a Let’s Do Video award winner logo Let’s Do Video (LDV) recently announced the comprehensive list of winners for its Sixth Annual LDV Readers’ Choice Awards , and we’re thrilled that Lifesize was named “Best Video Services Partner,” a category identifying the top overall platform, software or service leveraged by video service providers.   Led by respected industry analyst David Maldow, LDV supplies its audience with informatio…

6 Video Conferencing Predictions for 2020

by Bobby Beckmann in Industry, Trends
Four Lifesize video conferencing cameras at the top of screen followed by large text that says 2020 Predictions Last year, AI became a proven technology in the video conferencing industry. Chatbots, dynamic assistants and cybersecurity were all areas where AI improved the meeting experience, helping workers become not only more productive but increasingly more secure and targeted in their output. AI will continue to evolve and improve in this space — AI is a given, not a prediction. January predictions…

4 Types of Video Conferencing and Their Industry Use Cases

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Industry, Meeting Room
4 People sitting in a conference room on a video call with 5 people Video conferencing technology has enabled us to seamlessly connect face to face with people all over the world. Its usage has exploded in recent years and become a fundamental tool for global companies. In fact, almost 50% of respondents in a recent survey cited an increase in video usage at work compared to just two years ago . Chances are you’ve used video conferencing at some point in the…
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