Category Video Collaboration

Increase Employee Engagement With the Tools They Want

Your company’s staff can’t collaborate with one another or develop knowledge if they don’t have the technology tools that are easy to use and give them the capabilities they need and expect. You’re likely familiar with these solutions, including video collaboration, interactive displays, advanced visualization and live video streaming. This AVI-SPL article looks at what you need to consider before implementing new collaboration technology, including:

  • How people want to work
  • The user experience
  • Interoperability with current systems

This article is part of AVI-SPL’s collection of resources for organizations that need to improve their efficiency and effectiveness in collaborating and communicating. AVI-SPL has dedicated a single landing page of articles and tech briefs as your convenient source for understanding how to attract and retain talent through digital workplace strategies.

When you have questions about improving, integrating and supporting your digital workplace, the experts at AVI-SPL are available. Contact us at sales@avispl.com or 866-559-8197.

 

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.

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:

Preparing College Students for the Workforce

In this AVI-SPL post for No Jitter, you’ll learn about the technology and skills that businesses will value in the years ahead and what that means for higher education. Universities that want to retain prestige and enrollment figures should give their students hands-on experience with the technology solutions that prepare them for success in their career fields.

That experience can come in the form of solutions like advanced visualization and simulation that train learners in safe environments for medical care. Higher education institutions can also help students understand how to use video collaboration systems and how to work productively with colleagues and clients.

This article looks at the public-private partnerships and funding opportunities that can make collaborative solutions part of your school’s core resources.

Read “Making Higher Ed-Business Partnerships Work for Students” >