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Learn Video Collaboration Strategies at Today’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

This week’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando is covering the wide array of challenges facing IT executives and companies in the midst of digital transformation.

We hope you’ll meet with AVI-SPL experts at booth 717 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort to learn about the value that video collaboration and unified communications solutions can bring to your business operations. You’ll see demonstrations of our Symphony management platform, which automates the scheduling, launching, and management of your meetings, and monitors your meeting rooms and devices. And you can meet with a representative from Sonic Foundry, which is handling the video capture of the educational sessions at this week’s Gartner event.

Today from 6 p.m. – 6:20 p.m., AVI-SPL’s Kirk Muffley, vice president of global accounts, will be on the panel for “UX Strategies to Create Value with Video Collaboration.” During this talk, you’ll hear insights from global F100 peers about the UX framework for creating value from your investment in video conferencing and collaboration in the digital workplace. Successful programs have user-centric models to design, deploy, embed, and measure UC and video technology as a business enabler. You’ll also get valuable information from a special client guest who will share lessons learned from their recent global collaboration roll-out and adoption program.

Go to our Gartner ITxpo page to schedule a meeting with us at the show >

Emerging Trends in Higher Education Technology

Teachers that use technology solutions like interactive whiteboards, video collaboration systems, and advanced visualization are creating learning spaces equipped for the way students want to learn. And as Brawn Consulting points out, they’re also taking important steps toward preparing their students for their lives after school.

Eighty-five percent of jobs that will exist in 2030 will be new — and will involve technology at a high level. Giving students access to technology solutions can also help them develop and hone life skills, including how to learn and think critically and create presentations.

Brawn Consulting, a venerable consultant to the audio-visual industry, has identified emerging trends in higher education, particularly those related to technology:

  • Students expect seamless technology in the classroom
  • Machine learning will predict student performance
  • Outsourcing more IT systems
  • Remote technical support will be more important to systems security
  • Increased group work and collaboration
  • BYOD adoption will be standard
  • Scalable school systems like cloud-based applications, infrastructure, and collaborative platforms
  • Collaboration tools and video communication will become more prevalent

In light of these trends, Brawn recommends that schools and their teachers:

  • Experiment with the technology that engages students and helps them retain their lessons
  • Focus on scalable cloud-based collaboration systems that include managed support
  • Rely on the International Society for Technology Education, a nonprofit that provides technology and learning resources

You can rely on AVI-SPL to help navigate these trends and integrate the seamless technology students expect and need. To create the classrooms that engage students and prepare them for the evolving job market, contact AVI-SPL at sales@avispl.com or 866-559-8197.

Five Best Practices for Adopting UC and Video

Unified communications and video collaboration tools improve the user experience when they align with business goals AND are used throughout an organization. AVI-SPL’s Customer Advisory Board, which includes Fortune 500 companies and large enterprises, met throughout 2018 to share the value of UC and video in their organizations, and how they increase user adoption so that the company and its staff reap those benefits. The result of those meetings is a brief that is summarized in a LinkedIn post by AVI-SPL SVP of Marketing Kelly Bousman.

Read “Five Best Practices for IT Leaders to Increase Video Adoption” >

AVI-SPL Denver TechXchange at Downtown Aquarium

Denver’s Downtown Aquarium will be the site of the AVI-SPL Denver TechXchange on Tuesday, Oct. 30. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. you’ll learn from experts how space, design, technology, and people are coming together to define new and better work experiences.

Why You Should Attend

  • Improve your workplace engagement through space, design and technology
  • Learn how to apply better work experiences in your organization
  • Learn about the latest technology to streamline workplace collaboration
  • Meet with peers and share challenges/solutions
  • Get expert advice on your specific workplace challenges

If you’ve been tasked to do more with less, increase business agility, or help create the workplace environment that gives people the tools to innovate and collaborate, treat yourself to a valuable day of learning from experts and networking with peers—where the lunch is on us.

AV Magazine Profiles Unify ME Symphony by AVI-SPL

In its “Cutting Edge Technology Report” for August/September, AV Magazine looks at AVI-SPL’s Unify ME Symphony, the managed services platform that automates meetings and monitors rooms and devices. This profile covers the features that indicate why IT departments want Unify ME Symphony to optimize the user experience:

  • Ability to integrate with your current business infrastructure
  • How it complements other AV devices like Crestron Fusion
  • Statistics (including hours and money saved) that back up Unify ME Symphony’s value as a proactive service
  • Prevents meeting errors before they’re encountered by the end user
  • Increased utilization of collaboration spaces
  • Reduced need for internal support

The report also cites statistics from the Forrester Consulting report, “The Total Economic Impact of AVI-SPL Digital Workspace Solutions.”

Read “Orchestrate Your Meetings Better” >