All of a sudden we’re all having to use several video conferencing (VC) solutions to communicate and collaborate with each other, whether that’s to keep projects moving or to stay sane by ‘face-to-face’ conversations. If you’re new to video conferencing or have been conducting meetings in this way for years, we want to share some simple tips that will ensure you and other participants have the best online meeting experience.
With International business travel now almost impossible, how can smarter and more sophisticated video conferencing technology fill the gap?
Our globalised world has been brought to a crashing halt by coronavirus. Over 90% of the world’s population live in countries with coronavirus-related travel restrictions on people arriving from abroad. The number of flights globally is down well over 80%, and with countries still focused on staving off a second wave of infections, there is little appetite for a rapid reopening of international travel.
When lockdown was announced on March 23rd, a shocked and anxious UK workforce packed up their desks, vacated their offices and almost overnight had to overcome the practical and technological barriers of video conferencing and embrace it as a normal and essential part of their new working day at home.
Many of us are currently enjoying the benefits of using Zoom but we also need to ensure we’ve taken a few simple steps to ensure we’re working in a way that keeps our conversations and content secure. Below are some very basic steps that we take to improve the security across your Zoom meetings. We recommend that you always liaise with your organisation’s Zoom champion/Zoom administrator for guidance when securing your meetings.
So you’re thinking about a new display solution for your high profile area? Traditional LCD video walls are not seamless, projectors require the lights to be carefully controlled to avoid a negative effect on image quality and colour accuracy of the screens. Have you considered LED yet?
With the current trend for software-based conferencing platforms being utilised for room-based video conference environments on a high volume, low-cost basis, what are the benefits, what are the risks?
Throughout this series of blogs we have talked about some of the considerations that need to be made when choosing a new Unified Communications solution. What we haven’t yet discussed is how your new solution is adopted by the people who will be using it.
When thinking about this subject, I decided to research some quotes on the topic of time, i.e. time being precious, wasting time, etc. We all know that Benjamin Franklin said that ‘time is money,’ he also said that ‘lost time is never found again.’ There are many quotes on this subject and reading them got me thinking about my own time and the frustration I feel when it's wasted on things I don't value or enjoy. I am well known for trying to find the most suitably efficient way to carry out my daily tasks (my wife can vouch for this).
How long does it take you to arrive at a concrete Unified Communication Strategy? What action needs to be taken to achieve the desired results? Will the strategy be implemented in time? Will the prescribed solution meet the demands of the users? These are the questions you need to ask yourself as you determine your business’s Unified Communications Strategy.
What is Unified Communication? What does it do? How does it benefit me or my business? These are some of the questions that come to mind when one thinks about Unified Communication. In simple terms, Unified Communication can be described as a system of communication that connects or utilise several communication tools to improve the productivity of a business. It comes as no surprise that effective communication channels are paramount to the success of a business. Therefore, in-depth research and care should be taken when looking for a Unified Communication Solution.