Category Video Collaboration

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” >

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: