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Video Conferencing: Frequently Asked Questions

by Julian Fields in Features, Industry, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Technology, Trends
You’ve got video conferencing questions. We’ve got the answers. Here’s a list of answers to the most popular questions we get from visitors to Lifesize.com and the Lifesize Blog. Q. How is the picture quality? Will it distract from my meeting? A. Quality can vary among services. Free and consumer-grade apps can result in poor picture quality, pixilation and bandwidth hiccups, which can be…

Finding the Right Note-Taking Tools for your Meetings

by Julian Fields in Streaming and Recording, Best Practices, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Products, Technology
Today we’re going to look at some of the various note-taking tools on the market, and I’d like to start things off with a metaphor. As any auto racing fan could tell you, Michael Schumacher is probably the world’s most famous race driver, a seven-time Formula One champion who spent an impressive 15 years at the top of his profession. And while his super-awesome talent accounted for most of his…

A Day in the Life of Charlotte the Wonder Dog

by Julian Fields in Lifesize, Miscellaneous, People, Technology, Trends
My name is Charlotte.  My people tell me that I’m a shepherd mix and that I’m 14 years old.  They’re both nice, and I insist on sleeping in their bed. My mom and I were puppies together, but then she got older and went away to college and I wouldn’t see her for long periods of time.  I hated those long periods of time because I firmly believe that packs should stick together.  Fortunately, she…

From The 1964 World’s Fair to Star Trek: Video Calling Through the Ages

by Julian Fields in Technology, Miscellaneous
video conferencing then and now Whether you prefer to call into a video conference from your meeting room or you prefer to handle client relations from your desktop, it’s safe to say that video calling has come a long way since it was imagined on The Jetsons back in 1962. To honor our favorite communications medium, we took a look back at pop culture to show the out-of-this-world ways that video calling was imagined in “the…

You Decide: The Worst of the Worst Places to Join a Business Meeting

by Chelsia Johnson in Lifesize, Miscellaneous, People, Trends
What’s more maddening than inappropriate business meeting locations? This March (and a bit into April), we’re calling on you, our readers, to join in on a little tournament bracket fun to help Lifesize decide on the Worst Place to Join a Business Meeting. We’ve developed a complicated forecasting model, taking into account the various levels of unseemliness of each location. It’s so intricate…

Lifesize Featured on SPIKE TV’s ‘Search and Restore’

by Julian Fields in Miscellaneous, Partnership, Products
lifesize on powerblock TV It’s not every day that you hear the terms “HD video conferencing” and “vintage car restoration” used in the same sentence. However, this unlikely pairing recently came to fruition on SPIKE TV’s show, Search and Restore, which helps rural families restore old classic cars to boost their spirits following a difficult turn of events in their lives. The premise of the show is very similar to many…

Lifesize is Looking Good on all Fronts

by Liz Britain in Cloud, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Technology
Over the last few months you may have noticed the new Lifesize look. We have a new logo, a new website, and a brand new cloud video conferencing solution that is changing the way people connect. Our digital presence is in tip-top shape. One piece of the puzzle missing was adding the new logo on the Lifesize building and new signage throughout the office. Lifesize employees are very excited…

Why Pay for Video Conferencing?

by jsteele in Cloud, Features, Industry, Lifesize, Microsoft, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Skype, Technology, Unified Communications
“Why should I pay for video conferencing when alternatives like Skype, Hangouts, and FaceTime are free?” It’s a question we at Lifesize get asked a lot, and while there are a lot of compelling reasons to invest in a dedicated video conferencing system, it’s a question we also understand. After all, it’s hard to beat free. Or is it? No doubt you’re familiar with the saying “you get what you pay…

How a Financial Services Firm Transformed Their Business with One Simple Change

by jsteele in CustomerCase Study, Features, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, People, Products, Technology
Trust Company of Vermont (TCV) is a highly regarded trust and investment firm based, as the name suggests, in the Green Mountain State. Although the company is headquartered in Burlington, they operate an additional four branches spread across the rural Vermont area, providing individual investors, companies, and non-profits with a wide range of financial services. As an employee-owned and…

Simplify Your Life in 5 Easy Steps

by jsteele in Features, Miscellaneous, People, Trends
Along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, the news organization NPR conducted a nationwide poll about the sources of stress in Americans’ lives. Everything was covered from people’s personal experiences with stress, how they cope and the causes of stress on a daily basis. After questioning over 2,500 adults across the country, the study concluded…
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