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Video conferencing: A videoconference or video conference (also known as a videoteleconference) is a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously.(Source: Wikipedia)

5 Steps to Ensure Maximum ROI on Your Video Conferencing Investment

Section: Research
Now that you’ve decided to make the investment, like many SMBs, you may find the decision to add video conferencing capabilities much easier than figuring out how to deploy it. The technical terminology, implementation requirements, planning – it can all be overwhelming and confusing. This paper presents a series of steps that makes the process simpler, even if you don’t have a large IT department to assist in getting the technology operational. The five steps are:  read more

Compare Video Conferencing Vendors

Section: Research
This research will save you time as it compares nine different Video Conferencing solutions from four Video Conferencing vendors side-by-side, these include Cisco, Logitech, Polycom and Tandberg.   The following areas are covered: -  Service / product Name -  Solution Types for Target Markets -  Pricing -  Product Features -  Technical Details and Requirement ...   read more

The Great Video Conferencing Debate: Cost Vs Quality

Section: Research
Free and low cost video conferencing services have widely been adopted by businesses, but there are limitations to the quality and reliability of these ‘consumer’ grade services. Until recently, ‘business grade’ video conferencing was widely considered cost prohibitive.   Recently with new solutions coming onto the market, it is possible for SMBs to experience a higher standard of video conferencing without the quality ...   read more

Video Conferencing Solutions - A Buyers Guide

Section: Research
Thanks to the development of low cost video equipment, inexpensive processing power and cheap bandwidth, small and medium sized businesses have begun to embrace Video Conferencing.   This buyer's guide covers the following topics:   -  Introduction -  Who is Using Video Conferencing and Why? -  Video Conferencing Solutions and Costs          • ...   read more

Dynamic Video Collaboration: Developing the Business Case

Section: Research
Recent new developments in videoconferencing have meant that video communication needs of organisations are being strategically re-aligned. No longer seen as a luxury, video conferencing is becoming a ‘must-have' for commercial success, a view endorsed by respected market observers, Forrester, Wainhouse and Frost & Sullivan. In this light, organisations are now re-examining the business case for deploying pervasive video conferencing as a primary communications tool. Thi ...   read more

Extending secure, high-performance video collaboration to any user, anywhere

Section: Research
Successful organisations depend on enterprise-wide video communications to empower virtual teams. The challenge until now has been how to extend secure, high-quality facilities to vital participants outside the company firewall, including mobile users, business partners and customers. This white paper highlights a transformative new approach to ubiquitous, enterprise-calibre video collaboration beyond the firewall, as embodied by Polycom's CloudAXIS. Crucially, ...   read more

Extending the Business Value of Videoconferencing with Microsoft Lync 2013

Section: Research
Barriers to large-scale adoption of videoconferencing in the enterprise have included complexity, poor workflow integration and lack of flexibility. Solutions must be easy to use and accommodate how and where users work to yield business benefits. This white paper explores the potential impact of Microsoft Lync 2013 as organisations strive to make video communications and collaboration a more pervasive and instinctive part of everyday business.   read more

Cloud Collaboration - The End of the Faceless Employee?

Section: Articles
Collaboration, in one form or another, has been a growing trend for the past decade. Thanks to the ever-increasing insidiousness of the internet and how vital it’s become to business, a wide range of collaboration tools are now available in the workplace. This is a trend that continues to grow at an astonishing rate, especially since cloud computing and faster internet speeds have meant that we can collaborate in real time across the globe. According to a recent report by Forbes ...   read more

Content Sharing in the Cloud Liberates Team Workers

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It’s no surprise to those in the IT industry that recent research has revealed the enterprise shift to the cloud to be inevitable. 41% of respondents to a survey carried out by AIIM said that they expect cloud will "become the de-facto deployment” over the next 3 years, with many choosing document management and CMS to be in the cloud as a matter of choice within that time. The most likely reason for the move to the cloud is to enable collaboration outside of t ...   read more

Do ‘Network Monitoring’ solutions Help or Hinder the Online Customer Experience?

Section: Articles
Considering the very large investments made by businesses and service providers in network monitoring solutions, why is poor service quality still the number one complaint from online customers? Have the customer demands for the online experience changed or is the prob ...   read more

How Video Enables Insight On Demand From Virtual Experts

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Internal experts who possess specialised knowledge or drive thought leadership are a valuable asset to any business. These individuals help train employees and partners, guide customers through complex purchases and build the company’s reputation through media and event participation. Effectively deploying this group to best advantage is a perennial organisational challenge. Expertise Goes Virtual Videoconferencing is transforming the way people find and ...   read more

Key Issues in Deploying Video Collaboration

Section: Articles
With enterprise video moving into the mainstream of business communications, organisations are now faced with the challenge of deploying video collaboration in the workplace. An executive brief from IDC called "Mobile Video Collaboration: The New Business Reality” describes the issues on th ...   read more

The hidden costs of ‘low cost’ video conferencing solutions

Section: Articles
Online video conferencing solutions like Skype, Oovoo, Google Talk and Yahoo! Messenger rose to prominence because they were mostly free (often with some minor fees for added features or certain international calls) and easy to use (often via proprietary downloadable software). These low cost services have been popular with the consumer market, and are widely used by start-ups and SMBs – Skype has over 663 million registered users, with approximately 37% of these estimated to be small b ...   read more

The Increasing Benefits of Video Collaboration to the Enterprise

Section: Articles
Video collboration is by no means a new concept, but it’s one that’s becoming increasingly relevant to modern enterprises in a competitive marketplace. This is not only because faster internet speeds and the advent of the cloud has increased the necessity and ease of collaborative working practice, but it is also being driven by strong mobile and tablet growth. A study carried out earlier in the year by Wainhouse,   read more

The Video Conferencing Boom - Top Trends to Watch

Section: Articles
Businesses around the globe will spend £2.3 billion on live video conferencing by 2016, according to the analyst firm Ovum . This represents a compound annual growth rate of 5.79 per cent in revenues from 2011 to 2016. With a greater emphasis on cost-cutting measures and productivity, organisations are seizing upon video confer ...   read more

Video Anywhere, Anytime: How Mobile Technology is Bringing Video into the Mainstream

Section: Articles
Videoconferencing is set to become a centerpiece of mainstream business communications, and advances in mobile technology are playing a crucial role in the take-up of enterprise video solutions and services. Tablets, smartphones and other mobile technologies are driving up user expectations and becoming increasingly vital collaborative tools. Why mobile matters   read more

Video Boosts Collaboration, Builds Stronger Ties in Virtual Teams

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Virtual teams are increasing due to technology advances that enable managers to draw from a global pool in hiring top performers, which Forbes magazine has dubbed Talent As A Service (TAAS) . Many are finding that individual high achievers don’t always mesh well as a team. Differences in culture, process and work s ...   read more

Video Revolution: How Videoconferencing is Transforming Business

Section: Articles
Videoconferencing, once perceived as a peripheral business tool, is now gaining global, cross-sector recognition as a powerful mainstream communications medium. The enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence market grew by 20.5 percent in 2011, reaching $2.7 billion, according to industry analysts IDC   read more

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Australian government to cut budget with video conferencing

Section: News
The Australian government is set to use video conferencing to slash the amount of travelling that its members do, so that it can reduce its budget and deficit. Ministers are also planning on dropping or deferring smaller IT projects as they focus on a broader, standardised IT infrastructure overhaul.Australia's finance minister Penny Wong said that adopting read more

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