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Meeting With Remote Teams? Set Them Up For Success!

Posted by / August 25, 2016

Video_Conference_Meeting.jpgOne of the greatest benefits of today’s communications technology is that employees don’t have to be tied down to one physical location. But there is also a danger that comes with that increase in remote workers: a lack of face-to-face meetings.

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Master the Art of The Video Conference

Posted by / August 19, 2016

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We have entered a new dimension of conferencing, beyond that which was known before. It lies in the space between face-to-face meetings and audio conference calls, and it is a world where participants may feel and act as if they are present in two places at once. It is a realm we call… no, not the Twilight Zone—the Video Conference!

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Why IT Departments Lose Sleep Over Their AV

Posted by / August 4, 2016

computer_problems.jpgIT teams have a lot to handle. They keep huge networks up and prevent security breaches. IT leaders work hard to stay up to date, to manage their team, and to facilitate growth, all while continually considering and adopting new technology—which further complicates their already difficult job.

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Enhancing Education with Video Conferencing

Posted by / July 22, 2016

First, an anecdote

My first experience with distance education happened as a freshman in college. One of my business classes was a “hybrid learning environment”. This meant our class had two sections of students—one in-person and one remote. The remote class section was based in Hawaii, and they joined us over a video conferencing system. 

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Best of AV Tech: Interactive Touch Displays

Posted by / July 15, 2016

best_of_av_tech.pngThere’s been a lot of buzz in the AV industry around interactive touch technology following the release of Microsoft’s Surface Hub. More organizations are looking to use interactive touch for team collaboration than ever before. But while the Surface Hub is getting a lot of press, it isn’t the only option for interactive touch presentation. And it may not be the right solution for everyone. 

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10 Ways to Create a Culture of Collaboration

Posted by / June 27, 2016

collaboration.jpg“Collaboration” is a popular buzzword in the AV/IT world. In the age of click-bait advertising, buzzwords often ring hollow. But at the core of “collaboration”, there is a germ of real meaning endangered by mindless overuse.

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Three Goals for Workplace Innovation

Posted by / June 24, 2016

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Why Bother Innovating?

Innovation matters more than ever in today’s global economy. It’s important for businesses who rely on communications technology to find new and better solutions that foster greater collaboration. And now is always the best time to do it.

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Everything You Need to Know About Sound Masking

Posted by / June 16, 2016

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Have you ever felt distracted by noise at work? At first, a noisy office may seem like nothing more than a minor annoyance, but over time the disturbance produced by constant unwanted sound borders on rage-inducing. Prolonged noise distraction can be a drain on emotional and physical wellbeing—not to mention performance, productivity, and job satisfaction. 

Sound masking fills an essential role in designing the optimal acoustic environment: covering up unwanted sound. It is an inexpensive and powerful acoustic design solution which solves common sound management challenges in the modern workplace, such as eliminating noise distraction and maintaining speech privacy.

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10 Reasons Every Business Needs Video Conferencing

Posted by / May 20, 2016

business_collaboration.jpgNo matter what industry you’re in, collaboration plays a critical role in the success of your business. Companies that create, communicate, and go to market better and faster have a huge advantage over the competition. There are many ways to streamline your workflow, but no tool is as simple, powerful, and cost-effective as video conferencing.

At one time, the primary benefit to video conferencing was reduced travel cost for remote workers. Since then, video conferencing solutions have greatly improved, and so have the outcomes for companies that use video conferncing today. As the cost of video conferencing decreases, more businesses can afford powerful and personal distance collaboration solutions.

Below, we’ll look at ten reasons why video conferencing a must-have for every business. This list is far from exhaustive, but it’s a good starting place for anyone considering video conferencing solutions. If you want to boost your team’s morale, increase productivity, and make your meetings more powerful and actionable, read on!
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The Ultimate AV Security Checklist

Posted by / March 31, 2016

The Ultimate AV Security Checklist
 
 
For businesses with network access to mission-critical data, security is more important than ever. In our last blog post, we debunked some dangerous network security myths. This week, we’ll take a closer look at networked AV security.

 

Why You Should Focus on AV Security

The AV industry still has some catching up to do regarding security. The recent AMX story demonstrates that. But as we’ve said before, network security is a growing concern for every industry, not just AV. (more…)