Information is beautiful​

John Vickerage looks at the information required to calculate the ROI on investments in collaborative technologies – and how you go about getting it!   The concept of all distance communication is to help us provide messages quickly to locations too far away to hear raised voices or to reach in a reasonable time. Smoke signals are one of the earliest...

Evolution of Unified Communications and Collaboration

For those new to the field, Paul Emery, Vice President, UK and Ireland, at ScanSource, takes us through Unified Communisations and Collaboration - how it all started? And where are we now? ScanSource is a leading global provider of technology products and solutions, focusing video, voice, data networking and emerging technologies. ScanSource provides a full suite of value-added services...

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IES, AVIXA Jointly Publish Standard on Lighting for Videoconferencing Rooms

Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and AVIXA®, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, are pleased to announce the release of the new standard Recommended Practice for Lighting Performance for Small to Medium Sized Videoconferencing Rooms (ANSI/IES/AVIXA RP-38-17). Created by lighting experts from IES and videoconferencing experts from AVIXA, the standard is ANSI (American National Standards Institute) approved, demonstrating that the development procedures meet...

Plantronics completes Polycom acquisition for $2.0 billion

Three months on from the announcement Plantronics has completed its acquisition of Polycom, enabling it to offer the broadest portfolio of endpoints in the unified communications and collaboration (UCC) ecosystem. Plantronics is now able to offer integrated, intelligent solutions that span headsets, software, desk phones, audio and video conferencing, and cloud services. Plantronics acquired Polycom at a $2.0 billion enterprise value...

Lifesize AI meeting support

In the old days of formal meetings, minutes were taken, action points distributed and audit trails placed on record for future consideration. Now, deploying Artificial Intelligence in video and audio meetings can automate this process, ensuring that: a record is kept of proceedings; audit trails are maintained of decisions and actions; and that a repository of discussions maintained for...

Top tips for choosing a video conferencing solution

Us folks from the video conferencing industry love to talk about what percentage of face-to-face communication is connected with gestures and expression. We also then recycle old statistics about how tone of voice is critical for putting the right message across. If you spend time reading into these studies, you will find that they are flawed. Therefore, little is...

​5 Ways to Improve your business’s digital Collaboration

With the expansion of global businesses, the rise of the remote worker and move towards more flexible working, businesses are seeking the right technology to connect their teams and make sure they’re working together efficiently. Vicki Goodlock considers 5 factors that can impact on your strategy for user adoption. Many companies have made the mistake of investing in collaboration technology assuming...

Better decisions: collaborative technology’s real ROI

Not being a millennial, I can remember how commercial decisions used to be made. Decision makers were confronted by a pile of paper reports, projections and opinions which, it was hoped, would be consumed, considered and quoted back selectively in the decision-making forum – usually, interminable meetings. Today, many of these take place on video, supported with real-time information,...

InFocus SimpleShare for wireless presentation

InFocus Corporation has announced SimpleShare, a point-to-point presentation solution for wireless connectivity and sharing of videos, presentation, documents, data and more. A true cable replacement, SimpleShare is device-agnostic and allows users to share high-definition video and sound wirelessly to any display with an HDMI input, from any PC, Mac, DVD player, tablet, camcorder and many other devices in real...