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Can Microsoft Surface Hub Deliver ROI in Its First Year?

Earlier in 2016, Microsoft commissioned Forrester to study the “Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Surface Hub.”

The study found that organizations could achieve a 138% ROI in Year 1 compared to “traditional meeting spaces with non-touch displays or whiteboards”. Their ROI analysis considered the cost not only of the device, but included the training, implementation and maintenance costs as well. The returns were measured in team productivity gains and increased sales when the Surface Hub was used to make sales presentations to customers.

This is a promising ROI result for a new class of collaboration devices, so the question is: “how can I achieve similar ROI with my investment in Surface Hub?”

Forrester found that five areas of benefit were common for Surface Hub early adopters:

  1. Optimizing meeting time management
  2. Delivering improved remote meeting participation
  3. Supporting ad hoc collaboration
  4. Reducing meeting room equipment complexity and cost
  5. Closing more sales with compelling presentations with clients

One of the most compelling findings was the pre- and post-meeting productivity improvements. Simply, the time it takes to start a meeting, share content and connect remote participants and the time it takes to complete post-meet tasks (content sharing, as an example) is reduced for every meeting where a Surface Hub is used.

Line A8 in the table below from the report shows a 75% time savings in pre- and post-meeting tasks which gives all team members more time back to engage in work-related tasks.

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One significant way to achieve ROI more quickly is to create a smart plan for how you’ll use the device before you ever make a purchase; during your evaluation phase.

To support you in this effort, we have been gathering best practices on what makes an implementation successful and how you can get your company ready now. Take our 5-minute Readiness quiz and receive a Surface Hub readiness report that provides you with advice to be successful from the very beginning.

Microsoft Surface Hub enables a whole new class of immersive collaboration experiences for your team. In 5 minutes, you can find out if you’re ready and how the Surface Hub can make an immediate impact in your organization.

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Collaborative Solutions for Higher Education

Collaborative classrooms are helping pave the way for learning higher education, and Samsung’s pioneering technology makes meaningful collaboration and innovation engaging.

Join us for an interactive webinar where Samsung’s senior manager for education solutions will lead an overview of simple-to-use tools like the company’s large-format displays and E-Boards. Learn how they help students become active participants in their educational experience by allowing them to share and co-create content in real time. You’ll also learn how virtual reality can help with training, research and creating unique learning experiences. We hope you’ll join us Nov. 16 at 1 pm ET.

Register for “Immersive and Collaborative: Looking at Virtual Reality and Large-Format Displays in the Higher Education Classroom” >

Webinar Recording: Choosing the Right Technology for Your Corporate Meeting Spaces

During this webinar, Michelle Rydell of Epson shows what’s possible in the corporate meeting room or huddle space with Epson’s BrightLink Pro interactive whiteboard solution. She looks at its features, including annotation, content sharing, and the ability to integrate with Polycom video conferencing.

Brian Phillips of Polycom follows with an overview of solutions that make it easy to join video calls and share content from your mobile device. He looks at a variety of collaboration tools, including Polycom RealPresence Group, and audio technologies like NoiseBlock and Acoustic Fence, content sharing. simplified meeting control systems, and native Skype for Business integration.

Watch and listen to the recording for “Choosing the Right Collaboration Technology for Your Corporate Meeting Spaces” >

Collaboration Tech for the Corporate Meeting Space

Join our webinar this Thursday, November 3, when two of the premier names in business solutions — Polycom and Epson — discuss the newest solutions for the corporate meeting space and how they help improve presenting and collaborating. You’ll learn about the benefits of Epson’s new line of laser projectors and Polycom’s RealPresence Group series of video endpoints.

Register for “Collaboration Tech for the Corporate Meeting Space” >

How to Increase Meeting Efficiency With Collaboration Technology

Think about how often you’ve been in a meeting that wasted your time. Now consider how often the technology — or lack thereof — was the problem. Time and again I’ve seen people become frustrated trying to use meeting-room devices that either don’t work, or aren’t intuitive, or don’t have the features people need. In this article, you’ll find out what you can do to improve meeting-room technology, including:

  • Going wireless
  • Group device sharing
  • Annotation capabilities

This is the fourth AVI-SPL article on meeting-room collaboration written in consultation with visual tech manufacturer Christie. The previous three in this series cover meeting rooms your employees wantmulti-site collaboration and AV quality.

Read “How to Increase Meeting Efficiency With the Right Collaboration Technology” >