The Lifesize Blog

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
Team at a long table on a video conference call 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…

Lifesize Icon 300 Joins Icon 700 as Good Design Awards Winner

by Aaron Motsinger in Products, Meeting Room
Lifesize Icon 300 camera system The Lifesize® Icon 300™  video conferencing system for huddle rooms had a banner year in 2019, beginning with its launch at Enterprise Connect  and capped by an impressive accolade from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies — a Good Design Award. The Good Design Awards, one of the preemin…

6 Video Conferencing Predictions for 2020

by Bobby Beckmann in Industry, Trends
Four Lifesize video conferencing cameras at the top of screen followed by large text that says 2020 Predictions Last year, AI became a proven technology in the video conferencing industry. Chatbots, dynamic assistants and cybersecurity were all areas where AI improved the meeting experience, helping workers become not only more productive but increasingly more secure and targeted in their output. AI will continue to evolve and improve in this space — AI is a given, not a prediction. January predictions…

The Best Video Conferencing Equipment of 2020

by Dustin Smith in Meeting Room, Products
Collage of video conferencing cameras, microphones and phones Businesses of every size rely on video conferencing technology to communicate effectively across their entire organization and to conduct business globally. But with new webcams and video systems released every year, it can be tricky to find the best video conferencing equipment for your company. Here are our top picks for the best video conferencing equipment for meeting spaces of all sizes…

Video Conferencing for Small Businesses: Free vs. Fee Checklist

by Dustin Smith in Meeting Room, Products, Best Practices
3 People in a conference room looking at a sales growth graphic on screen Traditional in-person meetings are out of the question for startups and other small businesses that employ remote teams — they’re expensive, impractical and just so easily replaceable with a reliable video conferencing solution. And while free consumer-grade apps such as Hangouts or Skype can be extremely useful in the beginning, you will need to figure out better options as you grow. In this…

2020 New Year’s Resolution Generator

by Erinn Wolfe in Miscellaneous, Trends
Graphic with fireworks shooting off that says Get your New Year's Resolution! It’s time to let go of those old resolutions. You know... the ones you've been meaning to get to year after year but never actually do. Start off the new year – and the new decade – with goals that are attainable and will improve your life for the long run, not just a few fleeting weeks in January. If you need a little help coming up with a New Year’s resolution you can stick with this year,…

The True Cost of Video Conferencing in 2020: Software, Equipment and ROI

by Julian Fields in Trends, Meeting Room
Calculating ROI and TCO for Video Conferencing When it comes to adopting video conferencing in the workplace, there are two types of people: those who intuitively “get it,” and those who need some convincing. For people in the first camp, the inherent usefulness and value of a video conferencing system is self-apparent; to quote one CEO and heavy Lifesize user, “I don’t cost-justify the use of our phones or computers, so why cost-justify…

Introducing Lifesize Rooms-as-a-Service: Purchasing Flexibility for the Meeting Room

by Michael Helmbrecht in Meeting Room, Products
6 people in a meeting room on a conference call with one person who is sharing a graphic on screen As video has become the expectation for business communication rather than the exception, we’ve seen delivery and consumption for all types of technology shift to subscription-based models. With this shift, enterprise buyers are increasingly gravitating away from capital expenditures toward more flexible operating expenses, particularly in times of economic uncertainty. Today, in response to…

4 Types of Video Conferencing and Their Industry Use Cases

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Industry, Meeting Room
4 People sitting in a conference room on a video call with 5 people Video conferencing technology has enabled us to seamlessly connect face to face with people all over the world. Its usage has exploded in recent years and become a fundamental tool for global companies. In fact, almost 50% of respondents in a recent survey cited an increase in video usage at work compared to just two years ago . Chances are you’ve used video conferencing at some point in the…
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