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[Gif-O-Graphic] How to Cut Down Conferencing Chaos

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Trends, UVC
Finding a single collaboration solution that is easy to use and efficient and that facilitates all of the essential business communication streams seems like a lot to ask for. So we settle. And oftentimes, we get tangled into managing and maintaining a hodgepodge of different vendors and subscriptions — paying for overlapping functionality and missing the real benefits of a true collaboration…

A Simple Collaboration Stack Can Make You Easier to Do Business With

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Lifesize, Features, Mobility
Business Collaboration Made Simple with Lifesize Video Conferencing The rise of remote working and a dispersed workforce isn't always rainbows and sunshine. Of course, being able to work from any location is convenient. But while more employees are working from home and farther away from one another, the need for constant collaboration and communication becomes a necessity. Without effective collaboration and communication, organizations can't scale internally…

Seven Ways to Enhance Your Town Hall Meetings

by Jasmine Kim in Lifesize, Best Practices, Streaming and Recording
7 ways to enhance your town hall meetings With the average person spending one out of every three minutes of every workday in a meeting and the US employee engagement rate soaring at a whopping 32.6% in 2016 (clearly a huge leap from 32% in 2015 and 31.5% in 2014), keeping meetings spicy and employees interested is always a top concern. Employees disengage at work when they don't feel needed or connected to their organization, so…

Help Lifesize Celebrate Earth Day

by Jasmine Kim in Green, Lifesize, Travel, Trends
Happy Earth Save the Planet Happy Earth Day Week! We dedicate this time to celebrating global environmental causes and reflect on the bounty and fragility of our sweet Mama Earth. In school, we learned to reduce, reuse and recycle. Now, we're looking at the impact that travel has on our planet and focusing on some small adjustments we can make in our day-to-day business lives that can make a huge change. When many of us…

Lifesize App Named Unified Communications Product of the Year Three Years Running

by Maria Galler in Cloud, Lifesize, Products, Unified Communications
Lifesize wins Unified Communications Product of the Year We are excited to share that for the third consecutive year, Lifesize has been named a winner of TMC's Unified Communications Product of the Year Award. The award honors the most innovative unified communications technologies introduced to the market in the last twelve months as judged by the editors of TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine . This recognition means a great deal to us, as it's…

Closing the Gap Between IT and End Users with Video Conferencing

by Jasmine Kim in Mobility, Lifesize, Best Practices, Cloud
bring your scattered team together with Lifesize Finding the right communication tools is a key factor in making the workplace great, but as the digital revolution gains full force in the modern office, the accessibility to what seems like an unlimited number of apps places huge challenges on team connectivity. For the IT department in particular, juggling security requirements with shadow IT implementations can get a little messy. This…

IT to the Rescue with Lifesize Icon Health Monitoring

by Josh Duncan in Lifesize, Features, Meeting Room, Products
icon health monitoring Once a video conferencing hardware system has been deployed within an organization, it doesn’t take long for users to become dependent on it as a key tool for internal and external collaboration. This is when the real work for IT begins. It is expected that IT will be on call 24/7, monitoring all systems and ensuring they are running smoothly and working at maximum capacity. However, with…

Top 10 Activities Businesses Should Stream, Record and Share

by Julian Fields in Streaming and Recording, Best Practices, Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Products, Trends
The usefulness of video conference recording doesn’t stop at the ability to capture meetings to rewatch later. While some video conferencing providers let you download recordings to your computer or share one-off links to recordings, Lifesize Record and Share provides a viewing and sharing platform that extends the usability beyond what you could do with a VCR hooked up to your TV. Here’s…

Six Ways Streaming and Recording Will Change the Way You Work

by Julian Fields in Streaming and Recording, Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Products
Lifesize Live Stream Video streaming and recording are some of the most innovative tools in the video conferencing industry. In fact, 81% of internet audiences viewed more live content in 2016 than they did in 2015 [1]. While being able to see colleagues face to face far exceeds the effect of an audio conference or email, live streaming that video call to an ultra-large audience, recording for later viewing or…

How to Take Back Your Software Stack

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Lifesize, Trends
reduce shadow IT A big assumption about shadow IT is that it’s just a harmless part of the discovery phase of technology, but that’s not always the case. The presence of rogue IT has become more prevalent in the modern workplace as things like free trials, freemium tools and BYOD trends have made it easy to circumvent even the strictest in-house tech policies. And as Shadow IT permeates our organizations, it…
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