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The 5 Best Free Video Conferencing Apps

by Julian Fields in Products, Mobility
Free video conferencing with Lifesize Go All businesses have different priorities when it comes to their communication and collaboration strategy. For some organizations, cost is the primary consideration, while others put a premium on security, reliability and support — perks typically associated with enterprise-grade video conferencing solutions. Of course, many fall somewhere in the middle, making it all that more important to…

7 Rules for Creating Effective Stand-Up Meetings

by Jasmine Kim in Meeting Room, Mobility
Learn about the advantages of stand-ups, what you’ll need to get started, and how to organize your meeting. Not every meeting requires the full conference table sit-down. When you need to quickly get everyone updated and on the same page, the stand-up meeting is the way to go. Stand-ups are designed for maximum productivity — they’re quick, focused, and collaborative.   This article is a blueprint for setting up successful stand-up meetings. Learn about the advantages of stand-ups, what you’ll need…

Transforming the Way the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Communicates using Lifesize

by Jasmine Kim in Changing the Way the World Communicates, CustomerCase Study, Lifesize, Mobility, Streaming and Recording
Learn how the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska runs on Lifesize. The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska was seeking a simple and cost-efficient collaboration solution that would bring remote members together and redefine how they meet. We had the opportunity to talk to Ponca Tribal Chairman Larry Wright Jr. and Hilary Farley, the Ponca Tribe’s IT Manager to learn more about the impact the Lifesize service has made on the growth and development of their organization.…

The Lifesize Mobile App Receives Complete Update

by Julian Fields in Cloud, Features, Mobility, Products, Technology
Taking your meetings on the go? Check out the newly updated Lifesize mobile app — complete with new features and easy navigation. Taking your meetings on the go? The Lifesize mobile app now makes joining your conference calls even simpler than before with new features and a brand new look that’s in sync with the Lifesize desktop and web app. Heavily inspired by end-user preferences with a sleeker, more intuitive UI design in mind, the Lifesize mobile app’s facelift puts collaboration only a finger touch away. Here are a…

Managing Remote Employees as a Remote Employee

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Dear Road Warrior, Mobility, Lifesize, Travel
In this episode of Lifesize Live!, Lifesize Global Channel Sales VP Tim Maloney talks about how he manages his remote employees as a remote employee. The luxury of working from home might not be as luxurious as it’s been perceived in the past — especially when project collaboration, social interaction and company inclusion are on the line. With the trend of remote working still on the rise, it’s important to make sure that those remote employees are feeling the company love, even from miles away. In this episode of Lifesize Live!, our Global…

[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…

How Working from Home Saves Your Company Money

by Julian Fields in Trends, Mobility
work from home When people talk about the benefits of working from home, they usually focus on how it helps the employee. After all, just getting rid of rush hour and commuting sounds like a dream to the average office worker. But what they don’t talk about is something that might be interesting to your business — namely, that employers can benefit just as much from these programs as their employees do. With…

Connectivity on the Move: Video Conferencing from your Mobile Device

by Matt Cook in Best Practices, Lifesize, Technology, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Mobility
Understanding the role that video conferencing plays in your mobile data consumption. Successful video conferencing from mobile and laptop devices is highly dependent on network connectivity in terms of throughput and reliability. So when trying to put your collaboration technology to good use in the real world, one key element for success is informing end users of the need for good signal strengths and higher data throughputs if they want to host or participate in video…

How Video Conferencing Saves More than Just Travel and Out-of-Office Expenses

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Green, Lifesize, Mobility
How Video Conferencing Saves More than Just Travel and Out-of-Office Expenses Traveling for work isn’t the only option anymore. With motor vehicles collectively causing 75% of carbon monoxide pollution in the United States and just one commercial international flight burning one gallon of fuel a second , there are smarter ways to skip the commute or plane ride to attend important meetings without risking the planet’s (and our own) health. Luckily, technological advancem…

Tipping the Work–Life Balance Scale with Video Conferencing

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Lifesize, Mobility, Changing the Way the World Communicates
better work-life balance with video conferencing As the workforce evolves into a more immediate, responsive and collaborative culture, employees are doing everything they can to stay connected with their colleagues and customers. Unfortunately, this can come at a bit of a cost, with more than 658 million unused vacation days left on the table in 2015 . A mix of feeling like they lack management support with the fear of missing out has left…
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