Category Unified Communications

Improve Collaborative Workflows and Business Outcomes

You know Frost & Sullivan as the experts in industry analysis and consulting. This September 29, they are bringing their knowledge and clout to an online forum.

Join Frost & Sullivan and AVI SPL on September 29 at 11 am EST for a complimentary eBroadcast, as you will be one of the first to hear new research around enhanced visibility and actionable analytics that improve the Quality of Experience (QoE) across your conferencing and collaboration environment.

Join us and learn:

  • Frost & Sullivan market data on tactical benefits of conferencing features
  • How to monitor your entire conferencing domain from a single dashboard
  • Ways to collect actionable data to assess your collaboration technology performance

Two AVI-SPL experts will be on hand to share their insights and industry knowledge:

  • Joe Laezza, SVP of UCC and Service Solutions
  • Tim Riek, SVP of Service Operations

Visit www.frost.com/collaborativeworkflows for more details on this event. Don’t miss out on a great chance to learn and improve collaboration in your company.

Bringing Your Business to the Cloud

Companies that thrive are those that can quickly adapt to change, and work as efficiently as new Frost Sullivan cloud papertechnology empowers them. In a time when IT departments are stretched to support audio, video, and web collaboration assets, the cloud has emerged as the smart way to do business. This stat, included in a new report, indicates the growth:

38 percent of businesses are deploying unified communications and collaboration applications in the cloud. Another 48 percent plan to make the move in the next one to three years.

In this Frost & Sullivan report, you’ll learn:

  • Why the cloud is so important to businesses
  • Specific areas where the cloud delivers benefits
  • Why cloud-based video conferencing is on the rise
  • How to choose the right provider of your solution

You’ll also discover the steps you need to take to ensure a successful migration to the cloud, and the specific ways in which AVI-SPL can support you in your mission.

Download “Collaboration Solutions in a Cloud-Centric World” >

April 27 Webinar: Workplace Transformation

Still not sure what workplace transformation means or how it applies to your organization? Hear experts from Cisco and AMX discuss this timely topic Wednesday, April 27 at 1 p.m. EST.

Cisco’s John Franklin will explain what’s changed in the workplace in terms of collaboration, workloads, and the technology that brings people together to work on projects. Bob Sharp of AMX will offer his insight into the control systems that streamline and automate meeting functions like room scheduling and setup. He’ll look at the value of the enterprise IT network in managing an array of workplace source devices and endpoints.

Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • Challenges to collaboration
  • Factors driving workplace change
  • Why you need to care about workplace challenges
  • Benefits of Cisco and AMX solutions in fostering positive change

Register for “Workplace Transformation with Cisco and AMX by Harman.”

Impressed by the Business Tech

AVI-SPL’s annual sales conference is always a big highlight on my calendar because I get to see firsthand what we are doing throughout our organization to improve service to our customers so that companies, universities, and departments are better for working with us.

I also get to see our top partners showcase their latest products during our Partner Expo. This year I visited every booth — nearly 40, if memory serves — and it was a treat to see systems and devices that improve so much of the meeting experience. (I just considered correcting that last line to say “meeting room experience,” but with the technology I saw, the type you can fit in a backpack, meetings can happen anywhere we want them to.)

Donning a pair of headphones at Shure’s booth, I smiled like a little kid at the ability for sound patterns to be adjusted in a noisy environment so that our presenter’s voice was easily heard above the din. I stood before a massive video wall while a Bluescape representative used his tablet to create meeting rooms in the cloud, ones where people can annotate and add documents and media across 160 acres of workspace for real-time collaboration. If you’re an IT manager in need of connectors that won’t jiggle loose, Middle Atlantic was eager to demonstrate.

Tens of thousands of people will be able to see these and as-yet unannounced products at the upcoming InfoComm show in Las Vegas this June. But you don’t have to visit an industry conference to learn about the amazing technologies available to improve the way you deliver messages, bring teams together, and engage visitors and staff alike. I work with people who have the expertise to understand the challenges your organization is facing and how to turn those into opportunities for success. I encourage you to reach out to us at 866-559-8197 or sales@avispl.com.

 

How We Can Expect Unified Communications to Evolve

How do we take the technologically integrated environment of our work lives and tie it into the mobile experience that we expect? It’s an issue that Joe Laezza, AVI-SPL’s expert in unified communications and collaboration, takes on in this piece he wrote for CIO Review.  He explains that the need for mobility is affecting the role of unified communications (UC) in the work environment. He touches on other topics related to the challenges and benefits of UC, including:

  • Interoperability being tough to accomplish since businesses have different services to rely on
  • Using the cloud to make actionable data
  • Virtualization technology that is empowering unified communications to maintain your technology environment

I encourage you to read Joe’s CIO Review article, and to contact us if you are facing challenges with improving collaboration among team members in your workplace. You can reach an AVI-SPL rep at 866-559-8197 or sales@avispl.com.