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Suddenly, Everyone's Tuning in to Video Conferencing
Enough with the talk; it's time to take action. That seems to be the feeling in a growing number of enterprises, as video conferencing technology starts to take center stage and more companies get on board.

Conferencing Week in Review: Revolabs, Sandlot Solutions and More
It's next to impossible to manage a successful enterprise without remote conferencing. The rapidly proliferating technology allows employees in multiple corners of the globe to be of one mind. This is why every day at The Conferencing Zone we strive to bring you all the new implementations and industry analysis driving this extraordinarily useful communication tool. Now it's time to tie this week's news in a bow with our Week in Review coverage.

The New Role for Video Conferencing in the Office
Video conferencing has been with us for a long time-since 1964, in fact, when AT&T demonstrated its Picturephone concept. However, technology trends are finally making video conferencing a viable business medium.

Top 3 Benefits of Better Video Conferencing Techniques
The world of video conferencing is expanding exponentially. Investing in the right technology, training your employees and using it effectively can lead to a more productive business. Let me clue you in on the top three benefits of employing better video conferencing techniques.

Increase Efficiency of Conference Call Meetings
Conference calls are a necessary evil in the work place. According to Intercall research, 82 percent of employees admit to focusing on other tasks while on a conference call. This includes everything from sending an email, eating food, going to the bathroom, texting, and online shopping. A few people even confessed to exercising, using the restroom and even taking another phone call. If such a high number of employees can admit to this lack of interest in their conference call meetings, it is ti…

Sandlot Solutions Introduces Advanced Technology Platform for Clinical Interoperability and Data Integration
Sandlot Solutions, a healthcare information technology (IT) company offering health information exchange (HIE) and data analytics tools and services, has announced the release of its new advanced big data analytics platform for clinical interoperability and data integration. The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based solution effectively makes the company's big data capabilities fully interoperable and enables centralization of community health data, according to a press release from benzinga.

Revolabs Moves to Boost its Video Conferencing Visibility in Canada
One of the hottest areas of technology today is video conferencing. As more and more companies start taking a closer look at their bottom line in the wake of recent economic struggles, companies are realizing that money spent now on a solid video conferencing system will save way more than that initial outlay when they no longer have to pay for airfare and hotels.

Conferencing Week in Review: Infonetics, Lifesize, and More
Videoconferencing makes communication more intimate in personal venues, and more cost-effective and immediate in the workplace. As conferencing solutions continue to change the way we communicate, we can expect to see two things: ongoing analysis of efficacy regarding the technology behind conferencing, and innovative new applications of its features. This week we saw a little bit of both.

Infonetics Report Finds Cloud a Significant Factor in Collaboration Technology Growth
A recent report by Infonetics cited by eWeek has found that one of the major influences on the growth of unified communications (UC) and videoconferencing is cloud technology. Over half of the 162 companies surveyed will run at least some of their UC applications in a cloud environment. By next year, 93 percent intend to add videoconferencing to their UC system.

Lifesize Cloud Conferencing Receives Updates
Lifesize, the developer of its Lifesize Cloud videoconferencing service, recently announced the latest updates to its platform.

Interop and Ease-of-Use Barriers Still Plague Video Conferencing
Video conferencing is still suffering from ease-of-use issues, despite the service becoming more democratic within the enterprise, according to new research.

Video Training and the Need for Flexible Sales Scripts
Employees who have ever worked in a base-level position at a retail company or in a food service industry have likely run into video training services. They sit down for a few hours and learn how to complete basic tasks through video-based instruction such as from a DVD. This can work well for rote business operations, but it does not always fare well when it comes to sales positions.

Analyzing Video Conferences to Gauge Usage and ROI
The advent of the Internet, cloud services, smart mobile devices and broadband wireless technology is making it much easier for virtually any business to deploy conferencing solutions.

CareFlight Adds Videoconferencing Capability with eVideo Tools
Australia has a rather unique program in its midst known as CareFlight, a world leader in what's called "aeromedical care". With both fixed and rotary-wing vehicles in its fleet, and a team of over 400 doctors, flight crew and support staff to its credit, CareFlight already has a lot of capability when it comes to getting the injured and sick where they need to be. CareFlight has recently added a tool to its lineup that may make it even faster and more responsive: videoconferencing tools from eV…

Sonic Foundry's Mediasite Join Delivers SaaS Videoconference Capture
With the development of cloud technology, wireless broadband and smart mobile devices, it is now possible to carry out a videoconference from virtually anywhere. And the new Mediasite Join solution from Sonic Foundry, gives organizations the ability to enhance their video conferencing platform with new features.

Cut Back Costs with Videoconferencing
Videoconferencing is becoming a staple in the workplace, not only for its convenience, but for the amount of money it can save businesses. It can help cut back the cost of travel expenses, renting conference spaces, shipping materials to different locations, training sessions and management meetings by utilizing its technological advantages. Not to mention, video chat can help reduce organizations' carbon footprint.

What's Making Big Growth in Videoconferencing Services? Look to the Cloud
Videoconferencing has made some great strides in recent years, with many companies beginning to see the value in curtailing at least some business travel in favor of connecting with a camera and a good quality Internet connection instead. A new report from Global Industry Analysts (GIA), meanwhile, shows just how far this market has come, and takes a closer look at one of the major points driving these gains: cloud videoconferencing.

Conferencing Week in Review: Schools, Hospitals and Banks
The word "conferencing" is a distant relative of the Latin conferre, meaning "bring together." Modern conferencing is all about using technology to globally connect people for business, pleasure and more, and as the headlines from this week show, just about everyone is on board with videoconferencing. It's time for the Week in Review!

Not Just In Schools: Telecommuting Takes Down the Snow Day
Recently, we saw how technology was working to make school snow days a thing of the past. Now businesses are getting in on the act.

Australia's Financial Sectors Tout the Benefits of Videoconferencing
Two things that seem to have left no corner of the world untouched are Cisco and videoconferencing. Australia, which was just in the news when Cisco announced plans to extend its IoT services to the Outback, has been making headlines on both fronts. Today, the land Down Under is once again in the spotlight, this time for its use of videoconferencing in financial sectors.

Videoconferencing Project in Scotland Instrumental to Improving Pediatric Healthcare
Many parents tend to err on the side of caution when it comes to their little ones needing medical care. However, this has become a problem in Scotland, where the country's public hospitals are being burdened by nervous parents bringing their little ones in, often unnecessarily, for emergency treatment.

Distance Learning Technology Steps Up Schooling Around the World
Distance learning may have been around for quite some time, but the exact means of accomplishing it has changed almost as rapidly as the technology involved has. A new report from "NewsLI" offered a new look at distance learning technology, and how it's impacting educational systems across the planet.

The Value of Video Translation in Hospitals
While the concept of the universal translator might have been an idea so far-fetched it only existed in the mind of Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek, today it is slowly but surely becoming a reality. Microsoft is now offering real-time Spanish translation on Skype, and Google Translate is going to provide instant translation for many popular languages. Even though machines will eventually be smart enough to provide highly accurate translations, we still need human translators to capture many of th…

Conferencing Week in Review: Highfive, Revolabs, Array Telepresence, More
The conferencing space continued to expand this past week, and we have all the highlights!

Array Telepresence Equal-i System Makes Big
All around the world, businesses are discovering the value of conferencing and telepresence systems. Allowing staff to more readily intermingle with colleagues and customers alike, without a large portion of the expense that such moves can entail, telepresence and conferencing can be useful tools in a business' lineup. But a new such tool from Array Telepresence recently got its debut, and it's looking to kick things up a notch in the field.

Five Ways to Ensure Engagement During Your Next Conference Call
Trying to get everyone to participate during a conference call can be tricky. Often times there are individuals who never speak up and you almost have to prod them to say anything, even when they have something helpful to add to the conversation. In order to correct this, you need to utilize the five methods below to ensure engagement during your next conference call.

Revolabs Unveils FLX UC 1000 IP Conference Phone
Clutter is one of the major things that can have a profound effect on productivity. If you have to rely on various pieces of equipment just to accomplish one task, not only will it take longer to achieve, there is also the possibility that you will postpone it as long as possible. In a way, phone systems fall under this category.

Wheelings and Dealings: Highfive Snags Millions for VCaaS + Hardware Play
Highfive has raised $32 million in series B funding for its video conferencing initiative, a hardware plus as-a-service play that aims to take on hardware-heavy incumbents like Cisco and Polycom.

VSee Answers the Challenged Network of Space to Provide NASA with Telemedicine
VSee, provider of video telemedicine platform, combining HIPAA secure video chat, EMR screen share, and medical device streaming, has been selected by NASA for use on the ISS to provide telemedicine and secured video chat.

Conferencing Week in Review: TeleHealth, Revolabs,, Polycom
As more and more companies learn of the benefits of conferencing, the industry is seeing explosive growth. We have some of this week's highlights.

Hear That? The Most Important Part of Video Conferencing is the Audio
Audio matters. Audio matters so much that it should be a bigger consideration than image quality when it comes to video conferencing.

TeleHealth's OmniPresence 2.0 Offers 'Doctor-at-Home' Service
Hospital readmissions are something of a problem in the healthcare field, and the kind of problem that leads to inefficiency, reduced capability, and higher costs. Hospital readmissions bring plenty of trouble along for the ride, and so, the ability to reduce these can be quite valuable. That's where TeleHealth's OmniPresence 2.0 system comes in, offering up what its CEO describes as "doctor-at-home" service.

The Impact of Millennials on the Digital Workforce
Every generation faces challenges and opportunities that their predecessors didn't have to deal with. For Millennials, the group born between 1980 and 2000, the rapid technology proliferation has created an environment in which they always have to be on and connected. This connectivity not only brings them closer together in their personal lives, it creates a more collaborative workforce by bringing co-workers, partners and customers together. Regardless of where they are, Millennials are always…

Small Steps Can Boost Video Conferencing Confidence
When I think about the technological advances that we are seeing today, I am often reminded of the days that I ran IT departments and data centers. A lot has changed since those days, but of course you would expect to see some pretty major advancement in the past 25 years.

The Impossible Dream? Workable, Affordable Conferencing is Within Reach
The basic idea of an easy, usable conferencing setup is one that has strong appeal for managers across all levels of the enterprise.

Conferencing Week in Review: Zoom, Frost & Sullivan, CloudTweaks, TechTarget
The conferencing industry keeps growing apace, and we have some of the latest news from the past week.

The End of the Snow Day: How Videoconferencing Can Keep Classes Going
The recent blast of snowstorms that crippled large portions of the East Coast, and even beyond, have made some consider the value of technology to keep class schedules on schedule.

Customer Engagement Can be Just a Video Away
A new report offers up some insight on how businesses can put videoconferencing systems to work to build that customer engagement, and get still more value from these systems.

The Downside of Video Conferencing Software? A Hit to Hardware Sales
One of the great things about video conferencing software is that, in some cases, a lot of the heavy lifting is done somewhere else, by someone else. That in turn means a lot less need to keep high-end hardware around the office, since the service provider is handling that. That's not always the case, of course, but when it is it can mean big savings for the companies involved. But big savings don't exist in isolation, and video conferencing software is showing off a bit of a downside involved; …

Web Conferencing Needs to be Secure
Web conferencing is becoming more popular with businesses, but with any network-based technology, there's always the possibility of security problems, according to TechTarget.

What's On: Video on Demand Market Poised for Big Gains
When it comes to television, the growth of streaming media has made one thing incredibly clear: people love having the ability to watch what they want when they want. A new report from RNR Market Research, as offered by WhaTech, suggests that the video-on-demand (VoD) market is poised to get even bigger within the next few years.

Conferencing Week in Review: Mississippi, Global Presence Alliance, West Hawaii Today
The conferencing arena saw some intelligent movement this week, as more and more entities realized the value that video conferencing can actually deliver. We have the highlights.

Ready, Set, Chat: Video Conferencing Do's and Don'ts
Video conferencing is quickly becoming a global communication standard, but if you're unfamiliar with video conferencing there are a few tips to help you succeed in your next virtual meeting.

Global Presence Alliance Reaches One Billion in Sales
The Global Presence Alliance, a group of audiovisual, video conferencing, and managed service providers from across the globe works to improve the communications ecosystem by reducing costs and making those related products and services more efficient and effective. Its most recent announcement states that the multi-national group has reached the billion-dollar mark with its combined annual sales revenue.

Hawaii Picks Up Plans to Bring Government to More Remote Locations
Back in November, when the idea of a big family turkey dinner was on a lot of minds and the idea of mind-numbing cold that stretched into March was still not on many minds, we heard about Washington state's plans to put video conferencing systems to work in giving people in locations far away from the state capital of Olympia better access to the workings of government. Now, a new report from West Hawaii Today suggests that the Washington project isn't limited to Washington, as Hawaii is looking…

Video Conferencing Being Installed for Federal Inmates
Video conferencing is becoming more popular all the time. While most of the time this particular tool is one that is focusing on the business world, that doesn't mean the business world is the only market that can take advantage of what it has to offer.

Conferencing Week in Review: College, ConnectSolutions, Courtrooms
Conferencing tools are becoming integral to the business landscape. Here are some of the top stories we've been following this week.

Does Video Conferencing Have a Place in the Court Room?
There is talk of a proposal, Senate Bill 104 that would limit the right of defendants to appear in court, instead their appearance would be through video conferencing. Those in support of this legislation say that this would decrease transportation costs for the government.

What to Look for in Conferencing 2015 recently took a look at key trends ahead for 2015 in an area near and dear to a lot of businesses out there: conferencing.

Survey Finds Conferencing Tools Popular with Remote Workers
ConnectSolutions conducted a survey of 353 Internet users 18 years of age and over in December 2014 in an effort to identify trends in remote working. Results from the Remote Collaborative Worker Survey suggest that supporting remote workers benefits both the employer and employee financially and leads to more productivity.

More Colleges Going Online with Video Presentations
With expenses rising and students scattering, colleges are looking for ways to maximize their investments for the best ROI. One way they're discovering that's turning in a nice return is to put classes online via video conferencing.

Conferencing Week in Review:, Zoom, Transparency Market Research
The conferencing space saw a good amount of activity this past week, and we have all the details.

New WebRTC-based Conference Room System Launched
WebRTC's ability to enable easy-to-use and implement real-time unified communications (UC) and collaboration capabilities was center stage at the recent ITEXPO.

FreeConferenceCall Enters 2015 with New Solution and High Expectations
Started in 2001, has been in the conference for 15 years, and in that time has made a name for itself as an innovative, reliable, high-quality and cost-friendly conference call service.

Clear Focus: Video Conferencing to be a $6.4 Billion Market
Video conferencing is an industry that seems to be garnering more and more ink and notice, and with winter slamming just about every part of the country, it's looking better and better. With travel being impacted almost daily and increasing numbers of workers telecommuting, the idea of a remote meeting instead of having one in person is growing in appeal.

Zoom Cloud Video Conferencing Raises $30 Million
Cloud video conferencing company Zoom has raised $30 million in Series C funding. The investment more than doubles the funding that Zoom has received in prior rounds.

Conferencing Week in Review: Frost & Sullivan, Logitech, More
Conferencing continued to make great strides this past week, and we've got all the latest news.

Video Interviews Offer Several Key Advantages
As video communication technology and broadband infrastructure both continue to improve, many organizations are recognizing the wide range of benefits brought by conducting video interviews in place of traditional face-to-face ones. The most visible advantages include improved flexibility and cost efficiency, according to a recent article in The Asian Age about the trend's growth in India.

Video Conferencing Breaking Boundaries for Education
Education is one of the many fields that can benefit greatly from utilizing video conferencing. Communication in education is going global- between students and their peers and students and professors, there is no end to who video conferencing can connect. Students can video chat with peers in London, interview with professors in Chile or be given a virtual tour of NASA. It opens doors of communication and knowledge that used to be limited by the boundaries of distance.

Web Conferencing Market Primed for Explosive Growth
It seems that everyone in the tech industry is always on the lookout for the next big thing, so that they can get in early and make a killing. Now with a large part of the U.S. firmly held in winter's icy grip, one only need to look out a window or take a skidding drive on a slippery road to realize the next big thing is already here and available on your computer. We're talking about Web conferencing.

Logitech ConferenceCam Connect Offers Video Conferencing Wherever, Whenever
Video conferencing is a valuable new tool that's showing itself to be a powerful addition to a lot of companies' lineups, and with good reason. It helps connect businesses both inside and out-whether to colleagues in another building, cubicle or different business altogether-and it even offers the potential to save money outright on business travel. But a new report from the Borneo Post suggests that video conferencing is about to get more portable than it's ever been with the release of Logitec…

Research Reveals Conferencing is Transforming the Workforce
A new report on video conferencing shows how the trend is likely to increase as Millennials and mobile workers force organizations to change how they use conferencing services.

Conferencing Week in Review: Carousel Industries, TrueConf, Fiscal Times and More
Conferencing continued to expand and explore new facets this week, and we have all the details.

Carousel Industries Launches Simplicity Video
Carousel Industries, a provider of enterprise and mid-market level technology solutions, recently launched a new video conferencing offering called Simplicity Video. The cloud-based solution provides businesses with state-of-the art multi-point video tools to equally enhance internal collaboration as well as interactions with consumers and other businesses.

What to Watch for When Adding Video Conferencing Services
The sheer number of developments coming out around the video conferencing arena is likely making some think twice about how reaching out and touching someone is done in the office. While some believe the old ways of business travel and walking across the room are still perfectly valid, others hear about productivity on the rise and savings to be had and start thinking a video conferencing system is just what's needed to take best advantage. But not all video conferencing services are created equ…

Video Conferencing Has Greater Impact Outside Meeting Rooms, Says New Study
Video conferencing is rapidly becoming one of the biggest new technological developments of the still-young 21st century, and with good reason. It's a technology with a lot of potential to shake up the way most of us do business every day, from reducing or even potentially eliminating business travel to connecting users in different offices to providing that necessary face time to an increasingly mobile workforce. TelecomReseller, meanwhile, had a look at some of the new trends about to shape th…

How Long Will Telepresence Endure With the Rise of Holograms?
The hope of using holographic technology for communication has been in the mind of inventors for a very long time, because of all the possibilities it presents.

Business Travelers Eventually May Not Be Travelers At All
When it comes to the business travel industry, there are a number of people who think the industry might just need to figure out a way to reinvent itself.

Conferencing Week in Review: Tufts Medical Center, Tele-Maternity, New York State
It was a surprising week in conferencing this past week, as numerous companies and businesses suddenly "discovered" telemedicine as a viable alternative to actual in-person doctor visits. We have the details.

New Zealand on Telehealth Radar
Recent headlines tell us that New York was most recently made the 22nd state to enact a telehealth bill that will change how doctors and patients communicate, and now it looks as though New Zealand is getting on board with it, too.

Infant Care Gets a Virtual Edge with Tele-Maternity Technology
For new mothers, worry about the health of the newborn life under said mothers' charge is fairly well a fact of life. But in British Columbia, a temporary relief for the new mothers' worry is often as close as an Internet connection. A new report from the Castlegar Source details how new moms-and new moms-to-be alike-are using video conferencing tools in a new fashion known as "tele-maternity technology".

Tufts Launches Neurological Telehealth Clinic
When talking about video conferencing, most people immediately think about the business world. The fact of the matter is this technology is getting big enough that all kinds of different professions are using it more and more. While the medical field might not be a place where people automatically land when thinking about video conferencing tech, it is a field that has arguably found the best usage for the growing number of solutions popping up in the vertical.

Did Video Conferencing Kill the Road Warrior?
It's easily one of the biggest advantages of video conferencing, and one that's often pointed out when it comes to summing up the value of the platform. Specifically, it's the ability to replace business travel, and given new reports that businesses are planning to scale back business travel this year, it's easy to see where video conferencing might well step in to fill in the gap. But has the paradigm been completely shifted? Are we now to a point where video conferencing can take over for busi…

New York State Enters the Age of Telehealth
New York was most recently made the 22nd state to enact a telehealth bill that will change how doctors and patients, who are otherwise geographically dispersed, will communicate.

Conferencing Week in Review: Polycom, Quocirca, Skylight Healthcare and InterCall
It appears that video conferencing is finally coming into its own this year, and it's about time. Now there is actual research, according to the Computer Business Review that shows video conferencing can really make the difference between success and failure.

Skylight Healthcare Systems Launches Video Visit, Next-Gen Video Conferencing
Skylight Healthcare Systems, a leading provider of healthcare technology solutions and specifically the Skylight Interactive patient engagement platform, recently announced the launch of Video Visit, a proprietary next generation video conferencing platform. Video Visit evolved from Skylight's iCareConnect video conferencing solution - found in many hospitals around the nation - with a more robust set of features and an updated user interface.

Video Conferencing Becoming More Popular Tool In 2015
Most big time IT professionals will agree that if there is a tool in the business world that simply doesn't get enough use it is video conferencing. Now there is actual research, according to the Computer Business Review that shows video conferencing can really make the difference between success or failure. The new report, which surfaced late last week says that more than 90 percent of those who regularly use video conferencing are able to see higher productivity and improved teamwork inside th…

Mixed Message on Value of Video Conferencing
The use of video conferencing to facilitate meetings and keep travel costs down is undisputed; study after study has shown that to be true. Yet a new report says that some firms are still dragging their heels about embracing the technology.

Video Conferencing Needs Ubiquity
Video conferencing, while it has been around for years, still suffers from key misperceptions in terms of usability and cost. While the reality is that the technology has gotten more intuitive, networks are better and faster, there's more mobility in the mix, and the days of needing a tech to arrive a half-hour early to set up a call are largely over, there are still lingering technology and cultural issues that have prevented video conferencing from become as ubiquitous as industry pundits have…

Finding: Younger Business Owners Embracing Conferencing Options
In new survey findings that likely surprised no one, younger small business owners were found to use conferencing services and video conferencing to improve their work-life balance more often than their older counterparts.

Conferencing Zone Week In Review: Shutterstock, Cognosys, More
It was a busy week in the conferencing space as everyone came back to work after the New Year's break and got right into it. We have all the details.

New Layer in Job Interview Process: Video Chat
Video-chatting platforms gave rise to videoconferencing, and that was widely regarded as a good thing as businesses discovered that it was now possible to have at least some face-to-face meetings without having to engage in business travel.

Video Conferencing for Verticals: A Cloud-based Webcast/Conferencing Hybrid Targets Enterprises
By all accounts, the onslaught of video is the top story in bandwidth consumption for the foreseeable future. But along with all of the Netflix-watching and Facetiming and Facebook uploads, business use of video conferencing is escalating quickly as advances in technology have allowed video to be deployed easily across different endpoints securely.

The Next Level of Videoconferencing: Mobile Use, Point of Contact
With 2015 now up and running in earnest, the starry-eyed predictions of 2014 are about to be tested in the crucible of reality that is 2015. Videoconferencing will prove no exception.

Google Glass Brings Preemies and Moms Closer at Brigham and Women's Hospital
The interaction that takes place between a mother and her new born greatly affects the development of the child. Infants that experience close contact and breastfeeding grow faster with increased weight gain, which eventually leads to a healthier outlook for the child in the long run. Scientists have carried out research validating these points, and that is why they are always trying to find ways to increase the interaction between premature babies and their mothers when they are separated in th…

ShoreTel Sky Extends Video Conferencing to Mobile
The development of communication tools in the past several years has resulted in allowing individuals and organizations to effectively communicate from virtually anywhere. The increased capabilities of mobile devices, wireless broadband and cloud services now make it possible for companies and their workforce, partners and customers to collaborate without geographical barriers.

The Impact of Telehealth in Medicine
If there is one common thread that is part of the debate in today's healthcare, it is the lack of resources. Whether it is human or financial, the industry faces measurable shortages on both fronts that is forcing providers to reassess the way they deliver care. The perfect storm has been created with an aging demographic that is living longer than ever before, a fast growing global population with a higher number of middle class, not enough healthcare professionals and budgetary shortages. With…

Video Conferencing: What to do When the Employees Can't, or Won't
While we've all seen over the course of the last several months just how much video conferencing has to offer enterprises of every size and stripe-from boons to training and education to at least partial replacements for business travel-there are still those who resist technological change. Maybe said resistance is afraid of looking incompetent, never a good sign in a down economy. Or maybe said resistance just prefers "the way things used to be." But Arbitrage Magazine recently took a look at h…

Startups Can Boost Initial Growth with Video Conferencing
Startups indicate their most pressing condition within their titles: they are just beginning. While some may have more capital than others, it is imperative that, within their early days of operation, they find ways to a step ahead of the competition. Even if they gain one step that is one more than the market players, which seek to take them down by simply fighting for their customers.

Using Video Conferencing in Business Training: The Power of Being There
Companies, eager to find ways to save money and cut expenses, have been turning to video conferencing for a variety of different purposes, like spurring the growth of a mobile workforce or as a replacement for business travel. But one point that hasn't been so often considered-yet increasingly is-is the concept of using videoconferencing in business training. The Costarican Times took a look at this concept more in-depth, and noted there were several key benefits to putting such technology to wo…

Conferencing Week in Review: BCS Global Networks, LoopUp, Orange Business Services All Connect
It was an interesting week in the conferencing field, with companies making new announcements about joint efforts and new ways to make conferencing easier. Here are some highlights.

How Can Insurance Professionals Benefit from Video Conferencing?
It is no secret that video conferencing is becoming a vital part of the professional world. It has opened up a new window of communication within the office, and with clients. Video collaboration is becoming more mainstream, which means more businesses are looking to video solutions for their interoffice and customer relations. How can insurance professionals tailor the benefits of video conferencing to their world? Let me clue you in.

BCS Global and Video Guidance Merge to Increase Global Video Conferencing Presence
Improvements in mobile technology and wireless broadband now make it possible for individuals to hold video conferences on their smartphones, tablets and other computing devices from virtually anywhere. This has introduced new levels of efficiency and productivity that is giving organizations and employees more flexibility on where and when they can work. With so many opportunities in the marketplace, global service providers are merging to maximize their resources and improve the solutions they…

Conferencing Company Gets Kudos for Ease of Use
Even though video conferencing is being touted more and more as a cost-efficient, easy way to conduct business, not every company is jumping on board. One of the biggest hurdles seems to be the fear that doing so will be too complicated, and companies don't want to invest money in a technology its people might not use.

Orange Deploys Managed Video Conferencing with Lync Online for Hilti Group
In a new managed video conferencing service agreement, Orange Business Services is providing solutions for Hilti Group's globally distributed teams. The company, which specializes in fastening and demolition technologies for the construction industry, has around 22,000 employees in more than 120 countries.

Conferencing Week in Review: TrueConf, Ovum and inDemand
With everyone watching the bottom line as budget reviews for 2015 begin, Conferencing has taken center stage, and we've got all the week's highlights.

TrueConf Server Now Supports H.323 Video Protocol
TrueConf, a provider of enterprise video conferencing systems, recently announced its support for the H.323 video protocol, which will allow the company's conferencing software, TrueConf Server, to replace many legacy systems without forcing businesses to upgrade their network infrastructures.

Changes in Unified Communications in 2015
UC provides organizations with real-time communications across all multiple platforms, including instant messaging, data sharing and desktop sharing. It integrates the use of non real time communication services. As technology continues to advance, more UC options are becoming prevalent in organizations throughout the world.

Delivering Accessibility to Deaf and LEP Patients
According to Ethnologue, which has been cataloguing languages of the world since 1951, there are more than 6,000 languages being spoken by the human race. While some of them are used by hundreds of millions of people like Mandarin Chinese, Manx, in the Isle of Man, only has as few as 100 speakers, which is resulting in the loss of around 25 mother tongues annually. Even at this rate of extinction, the large number of spoken languages around the world makes it difficult to get your point across i…

Hotline to Santa Now Available as a Conference Call
The traditional days of writing Santa Claus letters addressed to the North Pole are nearing an end as young children are becoming more tech-savvy.

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How often have you had a teleconference where—because of audio-related issues—you had difficulty in conducting an important meeting? Or in some cases, not even being able to make a clear connection at all? Curtiss Singleton, Director of Sales for the Americas at Revolabs, Inc., discusses conferencing solutions that not only provide unmatched audio quality, but ones that also “cut the cord”—giving you the freedom to move around the workspace. Doug Green, Publisher of Telecom Reseller, speaks with JP Carney, President and CEO of Revolabs, about the company, the importance of audio quality in UC, the compatibility of their products with various UC platforms, and their acquisition by Yamaha after one year. They discuss how clear audio for teleconferencing is the core element of true collaboration.

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