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Enough Bad News — 10 Positive Things to Come Out of the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Dustin Smith in Changing the Way the World Communicates, Healthcare, Miscellaneous
Lady on a laptop looking out of the window with a smile on a her face While the world is no stranger to difficult news, the reports relating to COVID-19 can definitely feel overwhelming, especially when the repercussions affect many of us on a personal level. But, with a slight shift in your Google search, you can also find countless results for positive stories taking place during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as examples of people showing up for one…

30 Virtual Meeting Memes That Every Office Employee Can Relate To

by Erinn Wolfe in Meeting Room, Miscellaneous
Meme that says You were not in the meeting. It should have been an email. No matter where you work, chances are that meetings are a part of your weekly, if not daily, routine. When organized well, meetings are a great tool for improving communication, collaboration and productivity in the office. Lifesize constantly works toward providing the best equipment and software possible so you can have effective and enjoyable video meeting experiences the first time around…

Video Conference Etiquette: 10 Do's & Don'ts of Video Calls [2020]

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Miscellaneous
Brush up on your video calling etiquette with these video conferencing best practices and learn the top six things to consider when choosing a video conferencing app. With 2020 unofficially dubbed as the “work from home” year due to the coronavirus outbreak, we thought it would be helpful to share some useful virtual meeting  tips. By now you’ve probably been on at least one video conference call to connect with your coworkers, partners or customers. But now it’s time to learn the art, the etiquette and the masterful craft of making those video calls succes…

2020 New Year’s Resolution Generator

by Erinn Wolfe in Miscellaneous, Trends
Graphic with fireworks shooting off that says Get your New Year's Resolution! It’s time to let go of those old resolutions. You know... the ones you've been meaning to get to year after year but never actually do. Start off the new year – and the new decade – with goals that are attainable and will improve your life for the long run, not just a few fleeting weeks in January. If you need a little help coming up with a New Year’s resolution you can stick with this year,…

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Remote Worker Revolution is Upon Us

by Julian Fields in Features, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Mobility, People, Technology, Trends, Green
Once a luxury, remote working (or " telecommuting ") has been taking the world by storm. Employees love it because it provides a greater work-life balance and takes them out of rush hour traffic, and employers love it because it is cost-effective, offers a larger recruitment pool and, honestly, who doesn’t love working with happier people? Companies like IBM, AT&T and American Express have…

[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…

Happy ‘Chaos Never Dies’ Day

by Mitch Holt in Miscellaneous, Trends
It sounds made up, but it’s not. “Chaos Never Dies” Day is a holiday grounded in the idea that the peace-and-quiet moments that we’re all looking for don’t exist. It’s a day to make the most of right now. Even our latest gif-o-graphic, How to Cut Down on Conferencing Chaos , doesn’t dare promise chaoslessness — that’s absurd. What it does is cover the results of our recent survey on simplify…

It’s Time to Vote! (For Lifesize)

by Julian Fields in Cloud, Lifesize, Miscellaneous
Don’t worry, we’re not getting all political on you. We’re just campaigning door to door, email to email and blog to blog, kissing babies and letting people know we’ve been nominated for two (that’s right, two!) Storage, Virtualization, Cloud (SVC) awards this year. And we’re excited. The SVC Awards recognize achievements of products and companies that deliver outstanding cloud-operated solutio…

[SURVEY] Lifesize Collaboration and Productivity

by Julian Fields in Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Trends
[Note from the editor]  Thanks to everyone that participated in the survey! We've stopped taking submissions but we’ll be sharing the results on the blog soon. Be sure to subscribe for some new infographics on our findings.   Spare a second for a Lifesize survey ? It’s only 15 questions long (none of those twenty-part questions that make surveys longer than they appear), and it’ll give us a…

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…
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