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Lifesize Wins 2019 Aragon Research Innovation Award for Web and Video Conferencing

by John Yarbrough in Lifesize, Industry, Products
Lifesize awarded Aragon Research Innovation Award for 2019 Last night at Aragon Transform , Lifesize added another significant industry accolade by being recognized as the 2019 Aragon Research Innovation Award recipient for Web and Video Conferencing. Lifesize stood alone as the sole winner in the prominent category.  Aragon Research’s annual Innovation Awards “recognize providers leveraging visionary use of technology to not only adapt as markets…

Views from the Channel: Video Collaboration’s Promising Future

by Brittney Gillis in Events, Industry, Partners
The latest trends in the video conferencing and collaboration industry see Skype for Business transition to Teams and the continued rise of huddle rooms. Learn more from the Lifesize channel partner experts. As we gear up for our first-ever Connect: Lifesize Global Partner Summit  in a couple of weeks, we thought it’d be an opportune moment to tap some of the brightest and most experienced collaboration technology-focused minds in our partner ecosystem to get their latest takes on the trajectory for our shared industry and where they see business opportunities being driven by today’s trends.…

Pros and Cons of Build or Buy for Enterprise Environments

by Sam Bocetta in Industry, Trends
Man in front of whiteboard drawing for the pros and cons of build or buy solutions. When it comes to enterprise software, the eternal question for companies is whether to build or buy the platforms they need to use for their daily operations. This is true for businesses of all sizes as they weigh various cost, time and resource factors for new software investments. This decision affects all of the systems that companies rely on for their everyday operations. Whether building…

What is Interoperability? (And why it matters for video conferencing)

by Jasmine Kim in Cloud, Features, Industry, Lifesize, Mobility, Partners, People, Products, Technology, Trends, Unified Communications
Imagine if your iPhone® could communicate only with other iPhones and all of your friends, family members and colleagues with Android™ phones were totally unreachable unless you purchased an additional (expensive) product to talk to them. That type of scenario is unimaginable for mobile calling but all too common in the video conferencing industry. Your teams need to be equipped with data…

Video Conferencing Statistics for 2019

by Erinn Wolfe in Industry
Compiled list of relevant published video conferencing stats outlining the impact of video conferencing through survey results and real-world usage. Audio-only conference calls are being replaced en masse by more engaging and true-to-life video conferencing solutions. Numerous published articles equate video communication with increased productivity, better connected distributed teams, reduced travel expenses and a simpler way to meet, and this post brings those data points together for an easier way to see the impact of video conferencing…

Lifesize Recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions

by Craig Malloy in Industry
Teal background gartner magic quadrant We believe, Gartner, Inc.’s annual Magic Quadrant research reports serve as an important reference point for many enterprise technology decision-makers and are considered invaluable resources among business and IT leaders around the world. Today, we are excited to share that Lifesize has been named a Visionary in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions 1 which evaluates 16…

Lifesize Named a Hot Vendor in Web and Video Conferencing by Leading Analyst Firm Aragon Research

by John Yarbrough in Industry
Lifesize was named an Aragon Research Hot Vendor in Web and Video Conferencing. Today we’re thrilled to share that Lifesize was named an Aragon Research Hot Vendor in Web and Video Conferencing. Lifesize is one of only four vendors in the web and video conferencing market identified by Aragon as a Hot Vendor for 2019. Aragon Research defines Hot Vendors as those delivering emerging, innovative or disruptive technologies, expanding capabilities or influencing what is expect…

Security, Transparency and Open Standards: Our Commitment to Enterprise-Grade Video Conferencing

by Michael Helmbrecht in Industry, WebRTC
Security, Transparency and Open Standards: Our Commitment to Enterprise-Grade Video Conferencing Update: On July 8, a security researcher disclosed a serious security vulnerability impacting Zoom’s service putting an estimated 4+ million Zoom users at risk. At the time of publishing, the vulnerability has not yet been addressed. Due to Zoom’s proprietary code base and default settings, customers are advised to follow the steps in this post until a patch is available. Video communication…

The History of Video Conferencing from 1870 to Today

by Erinn Wolfe in Industry, Trends
Let’s go back in time to the very beginning when video conferencing was first introduced as a faster, more efficient way to communicate, and how it has evolved throughout the years to today’s modern meeting experience. The first video conference technology dates back to the audio wires of the 1870s and Bell Lab's video phone in 1927, which has adapted and evolved into the modern video conference of today. From the early Bell Labs patents to the introduction of the word “video” to the English language and all the way up to the first-ever Lifesize 4K video conference call , the history of video conferencing…

Lifesize Icon 700 Honored with 2019 Red Dot Design Award

by Aaron Motsinger in Lifesize, Industry, Products
Lifesize Icon 700 joins a prestigious group of Red Dot Design winners, including iconic products from recognized brands like Apple, Bosch, LG and Sony. Following the successful launch  of the Lifesize Icon 700 last year, the industry’s first 4K-capable video conferencing and content sharing solution for conference rooms has picked up a prestigious distinction, the 2019 Red Dot Award for Product Design. Since 1955, the Red Dot Awards have recognized international excellence in hardware design and aesthetics, as evaluated by the vaunted…
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