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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 organiza…

[INFOGRAPHIC] Multiple Time Zone Online Meeting Planner

by Julian Fields in Streaming and Recording, Best Practices, Cloud, Features, Products, Travel
When your company is spread across the globe, or even just across the country, time zone constraints can be a real challenge. Significant time zone differences can severely impact corporate culture and employee collaboration. There’s never a good time for San Francisco, Austin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Sydney to meet. My 10:00 a.m. might be your 8:00 p.m. Heck, my Tuesday might be your…

Key Takeaways from SXSWedu 2017

by Daniel Wheeler in SXSW, Education
SXSWedu 2017 About the Author: Daniel Wheeler is an Instructional Technology Specialist and Dual-Credit English Instructor at Del Valle High School. In his free time he enjoys playing music and other less-technological activities like gardening and rock climbing. He also sponsors the DVHS Cardinal Garden Club.  SXSWedu is one of my favorite education conferences because it’s less focused on the…

Live Stream Any Virtual Meeting Room

by Elizabeth Hawes in Streaming and Recording, Cloud, Lifesize, Products
stream record share Traditional video calls have always focused around collaboration, but they tend to cap out at a max number of participants. You don’t really get the full effect of a video call when each of your 1,000 attendees is shrunken down to 10 pixels of on-screen real estate. Besides, once you get into the hundreds or thousands of attendees, the purpose of the meeting naturally changes from being…

Video Conferencing Rugged Enough for the Construction Site

by Julian Fields in CustomerCase Study, Lifesize, Meeting Room
High quality video conferencing camera Doster Construction builds everything from multifamily housing and school projects to commercial buildings and large medical facilities throughout the eastern United States. And with between 20 and 30 jobs going on at a given time, having an effective communication platform is vital for their business operations. We sat down with CJ Rainer, IT Manager at Doster Construction, to learn more…

Working from home with sick kids

by Julian Fields in Flu Season, Healthcare, People, Trends
Now that the holiday season has come and gone, it is time to head back to work. As we swing back into our old routines, the only thing stopping us from our normal day-to-day activities is the reality of cold and flu season. According to WebMD : Flu activity usually peaks in January and February. On average, 5%–20% of the US population will get the flu each year, resulting in over 200,000…

Crafting a work-from-home email for your boss or team

by Julian Fields in Flu Season, Healthcare, People, Trends
Many organizations are flexible when it comes to working from home when you’re feeling sick. The last thing the company wants is an outbreak of influenza taking out the entire sales staff. So when you feel that tickle in the back of your throat and your temperature starts to register triple digits in degrees Fahrenheit, it’s time to draft that work-from-home email. Here are a few…
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