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Teleconference: A teleconference or teleseminar is the live exchange and mass articulation of information among several persons and machines remote from one another but linked by a telecommunications system. Terms such as audio conferencing, telephone conferencing and phone conferencing are also sometimes used to refer to teleconferencing. (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

Enterprise Video Growth of 25% Per Annum Driven by Collaborative Working

Section: News
According to recent research carried by research firm MarketsandMarkets, the enterprise video market will see an annual growth rate of 25.9% between 2013 and 2018. The report, Enterprise Video Market – Global Advancements, Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013-2018), provides analysis for the overall enterprise video technology market, breaking it down into sectors such as hardware, software, regions and more. Currently, the market ...   read more

Firms struggle to keep up with IT changes

Section: News
Businesses are struggling to stay on top of the latest advances in the IT industry - including cloud computing and video conferencing - according to new research from the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). As a result organisations are seeing staff put in longer hours and more than half are feeling more stressed than they were a decade ago.Peter Cheese, chairman of the ILM, said: "Although it was thought that technology, such as read more

Remote Working Debate Rages On

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Following the decision of Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer in February that remote workers should relocate to offices or leave, a debate has been raging about the issue and if she is right in saying that telecommuting cuts into worker’s productivity. A large part of the problem seems to be that, whilst there are plenty of academic studies on the subject, these offer conflicting opinions on the usefulness of working from home. Add to this that there are no official figures on how many w ...   read more

Video-as-a-Service Bucks Recent Videoconferencing Trends

Section: News
Competition in the Video-as-as-a-Service (VaaS) market has increased as vendors have realised that not all enterprises can afford their top-end videoconferencing solutions and so have introduced desktop and mobile solutions – Video-as-a-Service – on a pay monthly basis. "I wouldn't say it's about pricing as it is around making sure that our customers can have a full range of products for whatever needs they have," read more

Videoconferencing is Transforming Information Workers into Remote Workers

Section: News
Despite the growing popularity of flexible working, only 60% of UK businesses offer flexible working arrangements to their staff, despite one in four office workers wanting the chance to work around family commitments and from home. However, according to an independent study commissioned recently by Polycom, Inc., remote working is something th ...   read more

Weston & Polycom Team up to Host Virtual Seminar

Section: News
Unified communications (UC) distributer Weston recently teamed up with vendor Polycom in order to run what Weston describe as "the first European channel event to use video conferencing to a mass audience receiving the broadcast in seven locations.” The virtual seminar was co-hosted by Weston VPs Keith Carter and the convergence department’s David Grant, at the event UC Vision, Video Collab ...   read more