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Video Conferencing Privacy and Security Issues: How to Protect Yourself

by Jason Pruett in Best Practices, Technology
Person using their phone and computer with a security lock graphic overlay Communicating and collaborating through video has exploded as we all adjust to a new way of life in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, where working from home and social distancing have become the norm. But with the dramatic increase of companies and organizations attempting to put platforms in place as quickly as possible and people racing to download software and apps to stay connected on…

How Lifesize Maintains Reliability Through the Coronavirus Crisis

by Michael Helmbrecht in Industry, Products, Trends, Technology
Histogram showing a dramatic increase of Lifesize users As organizations have rapidly transitioned tens of millions of employees to work-from-home arrangements due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and directives from health experts, they have come to heavily rely on technologies such as Lifesize to keep their distributed teams connected and productive. With the unprecedented universal growth in video conferencing users and usage, platform…

Creating a Collaboration Hub for Distributed Teams

by Dominic Kent - Mio in Technology, Unified Communications
Lady on a conference call with her orange cat looking on  This guest blog post is part of a series on distributed work for enterprise companies. Click here  to read the first blog in the series.  The age of distributed work is upon us. Running a productive workforce no longer means keeping everyone together in the same physical place. Freelancers, contractors and remote workers are all joining forces with the help of dynamic collaborative tools.…

Lifesize Selected as a “Leader” in Aragon Research Globe™ for Web and Video Conferencing, 2020

by John Yarbrough in Industry, Technology
Aragon Research logo on screen with video conferencing equipment and 4 way conference call We’re excited to share that Lifesize achieved another significant milestone this week by being positioned as a Leader in the  Aragon Research Globe for Web and Video Conferencing, 2020 . Now in its seventh year, the Aragon Research Globe for the category evaluates 19 major technology providers that support key enterprise use cases for video meetings and collaboration. Vendors in the Leaders…

Artificial Intelligence and Its Role in Collaborating Across Cultures

by Bobby Beckmann in Trends, Technology
Colleagues in a meeting room with presentation sharing from multiple devices At its core, technology is meant to make our lives easier and help connect us. The rise of the smartphone, mobile email, instant messaging, social media and countless other innovations have resulted in more instantaneous, always-on correspondence. That correspondence has, in turn, vaulted the business world into becoming ever more globalized. Whether the distance spans continents, countries or…

Intuitive Tools in The Workplace: Bringing Consistency to The Employee Experience

by Bobby Beckmann in Trends, Technology
Remote worker at desk The tech industry is dominated by buzzwords: actionable, cutting-edge, interoperable and, perhaps most popular of all, intuitive. Since its earliest days as a company, Apple (then Apple Computers) differentiated its products from competitors by focusing on intuitiveness, over time building one of the most influential brands in the world by creating devices that are beloved by technophiles and…

Finally, a Free Video Conferencing Solution for Room Kits

by Julian Fields in Lifesize, Meeting Room, Technology
Lifesize Dash is the free meeting room connector for conference room kits designed to enable video conferencing and content sharing in huddle rooms and meeting rooms. The room kit phenomenon was born out of companies’ desire to bring video conferencing into underused conference rooms, typically by combining off-the-shelf devices connected to a cloud video service . The upside? More video-equipped meeting spaces. The downside? Services figured out how to turn that crowd-sourced ingenuity into big business. Today, we’re excited to share an alternative…

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…

Frost and Sullivan Analyst Report | Solve BYOD Complexities with Intuitive Wireless Content Sharing in Meeting Rooms

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Lifesize, Industry, Technology, Trends
Learn how to choose future-proof investments that modernize your meeting rooms for the new connected workforce. Open office concepts have — quite literally — opened up the room for more conversation, communication and collaboration, completely transforming business culture. But breaking down silos and cubicles doesn’t eliminate the need for secluded spaces. Making sure meeting spaces are outfitted to support those conversations you can’t have in your open office is key to a balanced workplace. With the…

Lifesize Direct Media: The Shortest Path Between Two Points

by Jason Pruett in Changing the Way the World Communicates, Features, Industry, Lifesize, Technology, Trends, Unified Communications
Lifesize takes advantage of direct media for point-to-point video conference calls to shorten the path between devices, reduce latency and improve overall call quality. Lifesize direct media introduces a streamlined call architecture for making and receiving video calls within your corporate network. When you make calls using the Lifesize web and desktop apps, Lifesize will now route your media (audio, video and content) through your company’s network for point-to-point calls instead of relaying it through our cloud-based service. This shorter path reduces…
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