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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 >

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” >

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” >

 

 

Webinar on Video Collaboration with Sharp

The goal of this free webinar, “Video Collaboration: Where It’s Going and How to Get There,” is to help technology professionals plan better video collaboration strategies. Each organization has different goals and variables. So the challenge becomes how to understand the key trends impacting collaboration and incorporating unique needs into a technology game plan.

Tom LeBlanc, editorial director for Commercial Integrator and TechDecisions, will discuss those challenges with expert panelists from Sharp and AVI-SPL. Together, they will analyze key trends that impact how collaboration solutions are being deployed and used in today’s work environments.

For instance, how important of a role will artificial intelligence (AI) play in the future of collaboration? According to a Microsoft survey, 95 percent of white-collar workers say they’d embrace AI if it helps them improve their workplace processes.

Saundra Merollo, senior sales engineer for Sharp, will explain which trends matter as you’re designing a collaboration strategy.

Register for “Video Collaboration: Where It’s Going and How to Get There” >

About the presenter

Saundra Merollo has over 15 years of experience in the technology, integration and audiovisual industry. She is the senior sales engineer for strategic accounts for Sharp Information and Imaging Company of America. Her key roles include developing display solutions, building relationships with strategic end users/resellers and supporting Sharp’s channel business and end-user engagement.

The Value of AVI-SPL TechXchange Events for the Enterprise

Research is among the most important parts of a plan to improve your company’s collaboration experience. AVI-SPL delivers that experience through its knowledge of space, design and technology.  It also helps provide valuable research information at its TechXchange events, which are held throughout North America. In this interview with My Tech Decisions, you’ll hear about these topics from Dale Bottcher, AVI-SPL executive vice president of global sales and marketing. Dale explains how AVI-SPL’s focus is on business outcomes and creating a better workplace experience, and how the TechXchange format supports that mission. Among the topics he addresses:

  • Our collaboration with JLL, a key TechXchange partner
  • What attendees get out of the TechXchange events
  • How these events will evolve for 2019

Watch the 12-minute interview: