The Lifesize Blog

The Lifesize Connect 2019 Experience

by Tim Maloney in Events, Partners
The Lifesize partner community is truly the backbone of our business, and we couldn’t thank you enough for being as dynamic, dedicated and diligent as you are in supporting the way we grow as a business. In just this year alone, we’ve been able to launch the very first 4K video collaboration solution, promote several product integrations and push more than 700 feature updates, all with the…

Outfitting the Perfect Huddle Room: Maximum Configurability, Control and Choice

by Robert Maloney in Products, Meeting Room
Extend configurability and customizability to your huddle room video conferencing solution with touch-enabled Micpod and Lifesize Room Controller tablet app. We’re seeing huddle rooms proliferate at a phenomenal rate across the enterprise, to the tune of 32.4 million huddle rooms worldwide that currently host 8.1% of all video meetings, according to Frost & Sullivan . Their future trajectory looks even brighter, as less than 2% of huddle rooms are currently video-enabled, yet they will represent almost 70% of all video conferencing room meetings…

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…

HIPAA-Compliant Video Conferencing: Everything You Need to Know

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Healthcare
Handling sensitive personal data in a way that ensures data privacy isn’t always easy. There are regulations and procedures to follow and specific precautions you need to take. Additionally, for businesses in the health industry, further procedures need to be put in place to ensure protected health information (PHI) privacy and confidentiality.  That’s where HIPAA comes in. The Health Insurance…

The Importance of Face-to-Face Communication in the Modern Workforce

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Meeting Room
The digital age of smart phones, social media and instant messaging has made communicating faster and easier than ever, but nothing can quite replace the impact of face to face communications in the workplace. I recently had the privilege of traveling to a remote part of northern Nebraska to interview the chairman of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska for a Lifesize case study. We first met over an audio-only conference call since the chairman was traveling between locations and couldn’t connect over video. Between the spotty connection and not being able to see the nonverbal cues, I finished the call…

The Great Open Office Debate Doesn’t Matter. But Having Great Conference Rooms Does.

by Jasmine Kim in Meeting Room, Best Practices, Trends
Whether you’re for or against open offices, there’s one thing you need to get right: conference rooms. The open office concept has been a hot topic of discussion for work culture over the past decade. By the mid 2010s, more than 70% of all offices had opened up their floor plans with the intent to open up business conversations and increase collaboration between coworkers. The results are still mixed, but whether you’re for or against open offices, there’s one thing you need to get right:…

Views from the Channel: Video Collaboration’s Promising Future

by Brittney Gillis in Events, Industry, Partners
The latest trends in the video conferencing and collaboration industry see Skype for Business transition to Teams and the continued rise of huddle rooms. Learn more from the Lifesize channel partner experts. As we gear up for our first-ever Connect: Lifesize Global Partner Summit  in a couple of weeks, we thought it’d be an opportune moment to tap some of the brightest and most experienced collaboration technology-focused minds in our partner ecosystem to get their latest takes on the trajectory for our shared industry and where they see business opportunities being driven by today’s trends.…

Pros and Cons of Build or Buy for Enterprise Environments

by Sam Bocetta in Industry, Trends
Man in front of whiteboard drawing for the pros and cons of build or buy solutions. When it comes to enterprise software, the eternal question for companies is whether to build or buy the platforms they need to use for their daily operations. This is true for businesses of all sizes as they weigh various cost, time and resource factors for new software investments. This decision affects all of the systems that companies rely on for their everyday operations. Whether building…

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…

End-to-End Encryption & How it Works in Video Conferencing

by Julian Fields in Tech Notes, WebRTC
Online meetings that are end-to-end encrypted can only be accessed by the active participants, mitigating risk and protecting sensitive information from being publicized. Used across multiple communication platforms, end-to-end encryption has a reputation as the measure of security when cybersecurity really matters. But to really understand its importance in the modern workplace, let’s dive into what end-to-end encryption really means and how it factors into video conferencing . What is end-to-end encryption? End-to-end encryption (E2EE) is a system of…
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