The Lifesize Blog

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 to Stay Productive While Working from Home

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Mobility
Man working on his computer with his son working next to him on a smaller desk Organizations around the world have rolled out mandatory work-from-home policies for their entire workforce amid the spread of COVID-19 . Not surprisingly, this sudden shift in where and how we work, collaborate and communicate has been challenging for many employees. Some are working from home for the first time, which means figuring out how to stay focused and productive in a distracting…

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…

Secure Video Conferencing: 3 Reasons You Need it in 2020

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices
Secure video conferencing lock As video conferencing has surged in popularity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, data privacy and security problems with tools like Zoom, have come to light. The security of video conferencing isn’t just a topic for government agencies and GDPR. The data security practices and policies built into the apps and services you use at home and at work are critically important and can have real conseque…

How to Run a Fully Remote Team During the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Industry, Mobility
Five way video call on a computer screen Across the globe, businesses and employees are adjusting to a new way of working in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic . As part of an effort to protect against the spread of the virus, many companies have instituted a work-from-home policy for all employees. Although 70% of the world’s workforce worked remotely at least once a week prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, having 100% of…

How Lifesize Is Supporting Customers and Colleagues through the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Craig Malloy in Industry, Lifesize
Scene of people working remotely with text keep the world working together Yesterday, the World Health Organization formally classified the coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic following weeks of concern about the rapidly growing health crisis, now being felt in more than 100 countries around the world. We recognize the health and safety of your employees is of paramount concern, and our thoughts are with the individuals, families and organizations being impacted.…

Lifesize + Serenova: Delivering Personal Experiences to Contact Center and Modern Workplace Communications

by Craig Malloy in Industry, Unified Communications, Lifesize
Serenova logo plus Lifesize with a lady on a video conference call in the background Since the day I founded Lifesize, the mission has always been to deliver more lifelike interactions, personal connections and simplified productivity tools to help our customers navigate the tangled web of business communications over video. Today marks a monumental milestone in that ongoing journey. I’m delighted to share that Lifesize has merged with Serenova , a leading provider of contact…

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…

Distributed Work: Its Future in the Time of a Pandemic

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Industry, Mobility
Lady sitting at your desk on a conference call with two coworkers Every distributed team is unique, but they all have one thing in common: they represent the future of work. Spurred by shifting employee preferences and hiring trends, businesses around the world are now embracing this new hybrid work model. Statistically, your employer either already has or will soon introduce a formal “work from home” policy, increase hiring in remote offices and coworker…
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