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To Meet or Not to Meet

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Lifesize, Meeting Room, Miscellaneous
Before you open up your calendar to schedule your next meeting, consult the “ To Meet or Not to Meet ” chart for a little guidance on the best way to meet — or not to meet. This flowchart comes from a chapter in our guide,  How to Own Your Meetings . Download the guide for more information on effectively owning and running your meetings and shift your meeting culture into something a lot more…

[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…

Stump the Geek Player’s Manual

by Julian Fields in 12 Days of Geek, Lifesize, Miscellaneous
Before the days of regenerative health and easy mode catering to casuals, video games were hard. And if you needed a little help, you subscribed to industry magazines in the hopes that your game would be featured in the tips and tricks section. To make it through all 10 rounds of Stump the Geek and see the good ending, you’ll need to possess knowledge in four key categories: Sci-fi and fantasy…

Let's play Stump the Geek!

by Julian Fields in Lifesize, Miscellaneous, People, Technology, Trends
Do you dream in ASCII? Can you debate the age-old argument of Kirk vs. Picard? Do you know Mario’s complete family tree? If you consider yourself a geek trivia phenom (or even if not!), then we challenge you to enter the gauntlet of Stump the Geek . Those who make it through all 10 levels will be permanently enshrined in our Hall of Geek. Give it a shot and see how far you can get! But don’t…

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,…

Let’s Play Conference Call Bingo!

by Julian Fields in Cloud, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Technology
I just don’t understand why every traditional conference call has to be so riddled with monotonous lingo and business-speak. And it’s always the same experience: dial the bridge number, follow it with #, listen to hold music while trying to not go insane, listen to “Beep! _______ has joined the conference” while trying to not go insane, have roll called on you like you’re in grade school, 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…

[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…

Education and Video Conferencing: Video in the Classroom

by Julian Fields in CustomerCase Study, Education, Industry, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Technology, Trends
With video conferencing, you can bring the world into the classroom. Lifesize is leading the way to a more interconnected learning experience, and our background working with school districts and universities all over the world has helped us tailor our technology to meet the particular needs of educators.  Here are just a few of the many things schools can do with HD video collaboration technol…
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