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Videocall is a leading service provider and systems integrators of on-premise and cloud-based video collaboration services to organisations worldwide. With over 450 active customers the company has outperformed conferencing industry expectations, through organic growth and acquisition to become one of the largest conferencing providers based in the UK. Videocall's global reach extends throughout the world across all sectors supporting over 3,000 sites globally, with an additional 1,000 sites registered with Videocall's dedicated video network operations centre (vNOC).

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

Section: Articles
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

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

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

Cloud Services and BYOD are transforming Videoconferencing

Section: News
New technologies announced by Polycom and Cisco could push the videoconferencing market out of its current stagnation, reports suggest. The former made an announcement in October which Polycom’s CEO Andy Miller called the "most important day in Polycom history". Cisco also announced improvements to its collaboration suite ...   read more

Is 2013 the Year of Video Conferencing?

Section: News
Business video devices will spike in 2013, as more businesses of all sizes are warming to the idea that video conferencing can be used as a communications tool in the enterprise, both effectively and efficiently. According to ITProPortal, a recent Canalys UC Market report, this has to some extent been driven by co ...   read more

Microsoft Starts Lync-Skype Integration

Section: News
Microsoft has made a start on integrating Lync 2013 with Skype, according to multiple user reports doing the rounds on social networks and The Next Web news site. The company announced in February that it was to link the tw ...   read more

Polycom Unveils New RealPresence Platform

Section: News
Leading video collaboration solutions provider Polycom has announced a new RealPresence platform, RealPresence® Video DualManager™. The company also announced that it has updated its RealPresence® Resource Manager software to version 8.0. The latter is intended to allow large enterprises and service providers to support up to 50,000 video users to join from a variety of devices and group video systems. The updated platform is ideal for enterprises participating in BYOD s ...   read more

Telecoms Market to reach $2.7tn, say Insight

Section: News
A new report from The Insight Research Corporation notes that whilst the telecoms industry was "not immune” to economic forces last year, the market will continue to show growth at a rate of 3.8%, on average, until 2018. New market analysis report The 2013 Telecommunications Industry Review: An Anthology of Market Facts and Forecasts read more

Video Collaboration in the Cloud Looks Set to Rise in 2013

Section: News
Whilst web-based conferencing is nothing new, a trend we’re likely to see in 2013 is the rise in video collaboration in the workplace. Telecommuting is increasing in popularity and not suprisingly web/cloud-based web meetings are increasingly being adopted as costs lower and they become easy to use.   read more

Video Conferencing May Pose Security Risk

Section: News
Video conferencing is becoming increasingly popular with enterprises at the moment, as internet speeds get faster and technology enables a better experience than ever before. However, over the course of the past year numerous reports have sprung up questioning the security of video conferencing. This is because it’s been found that many systems are open to 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