Posts tagged Cisco

Why You Should Listen to this Talk on Workplace Transformation

Combine changing demographics, what-I-want, when-I-want-it technology trends, and new ways of thinking about work, and you have the forces that are shaping what is being talked about as “workplace transformation.”

The term carries a considerable weight — its two words implicitly promising something better than the cubicle farms that are a shorthand for the worst of office culture.

The good news is that with a little determination, unity of focus, and technology, we don’t have to settle for that kind of culture. And even a passing familiarity with business trends will confirm that plenty of businesses have evolved.

For our recent webinar on workplace transformation, representatives from Cisco and AMX by Harman offered their thoughts on why work is changing and talked about the technologies their companies specialize in and what they do to create environments where we can collaborate with those in and outside of the office.

In less than an hour, you’ll learn about the video collaboration and networked AV technology that is making it possible to create workplaces that are responsive to your needs, and to the needs of your colleagues. Some of the topics our speakers address include:

  • Importance of video collaboration
  • What is meant by a connected workplace
  • Technology that engages visitors
  • Advantages of networked AV
  • Solutions by Cisco and AMX that make improvements possible

Review “Workplace Transformation With Cisco and AMX by Harman” >

Cisco Webinar Series, Part 2: Creating a Collaborative Workplace Culture

With more people working from home and other remote locations, how can you get them to collaborate effectively with those in the office?

Find out on Friday October 30, 2015, at 1 p.m EST in this Cisco webinar led by Peter Smit, a thought leader in measuring organizational collaborative performance.

Register for the second webinar in this three-part series on “Creating a Collaborative Workplace Culture.”

If you have questions, AVI-SPL is here to help. Call us at 813-217-5143 ext.1000

 

Coming Down With Something? Go to Work by Video

Just in time for the weekend, I’ve started to come down with a cold. And better the weekend than the work week, right? But sore throats and runny noses can’t be relied upon to accommodate our schedules. And that makes video so nice to have when you need someone’s expertise but not their germs. It’s a point Cisco makes in this video. (And if you think you recognize the actress who’s got the sneezes, you’re probably right — she also appears in those Lumosity video ads.)

Four Mistakes Companies Make With Video Conferencing

Video collaboration can improve processes in all types of markets. But do you know the pitfalls to avoid? In this AVI-SPL white paper, featuring input from experts at our company as well as Cisco, you’ll learn how to avoid these common mistakes:

  1. Limiting a strategy to dedicated video conferencing systems
  2. Underestimating network requirements
  3. Buying before trying the solution
  4. Overlooking managed services and support

Download the white paper on creating a video collaboration strategy. Call AVI-SPL at 866-559-8197 if you have any questions or want our guidance in implementing a video conferencing solution.

Collaborating in the Cloud

Not all methods of collaboration are created equal. When it comes to the strategy and practice of collaboration, nothing can compete with next-generation cloud-delivered tools and processes.

This Cisco-sponsored Forbes study examines the different perceptions and attitudes of leading and laggard companies towards cloud-based tools. It shares success stories and interviews with IT executives who are implementing cloud-based collaboration solutions. Forbes asserts, based on surveys and interviews, that leading companies are obtaining greater business effectiveness and value through leading-edge, cloud-driven collaboration. Read the report to learn more.