Category Video Conferencing

How Small Collaboration Spaces Deliver Big Results at Work

Sometimes you just need a quick get-together to organize a plan of attack. At other times, you’ll want to gather a few people to work on a project. Or you may need to consult right now with colleagues who are at another location.

What solves the challenges in each of these scenarios? The value of having a small collaboration space where core members of a team can share ideas, work on documents in real time, and connect with colleagues and clients at remote locations. In “Small Spaces, Big Outcomes,” find out why small spaces like huddle rooms have become popular and will continue to be an essential part of the workplace. This guide also explores other benefits of small collaboration spaces, including:

  • Better use of your real estate (large meeting spaces are rarely used to capacity).
  • Attracting and keeping the employees that drive your business success.
  • Efficient use of technology. Equipping a series of small spaces with unified communications technology leads to better collaboration than experienced in large conference rooms.

Technology for Your Small Collaboration Spaces

This guide includes a look at specific Poly technology solutions and their benefits to your workplace collaboration efforts. You’ll get concise explanations of the benefits and features of:

  • Polycom Studio
  • Polycom + HP SRS Bundle
  • CCX Business Media Phones for Microsoft Teams
  • Polycom Trio

You’ll also learn about the advantages you can gain when integrating Polycom room solutions with Alexa for Business.

If you have any questions about what you’ve read, or you’d like to read more content that will help you make an informed decision about improving your workplace with collaboration and AV solutions, we’re here to help. Visit the  AVI-SPL Resources page for more content (you can narrow your results by focusing on technology type, the content format, and vendor partner). 

You can also connect with AVI-SPL via web form by going to the AVI-SPL contact page. Prefer talking to someone? Reach out to AVI-SPL at 866-708-5034.

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AVI-SPL Wins 2018 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award for Managed Video Conference Service Growth

Frost & Sullivan recently named AVI-SPL the winner of its 2018 Global Managed Video Conference Service Growth Excellence Leadership Award.

This award recognizes AVI-SPL’s leadership in supporting the way people communicate and collaborate within the workplace. The variety of meeting spaces — huddle rooms, collaboration spaces, boardrooms, training areas — and the technology within them require flexible managed video conferencing services.

Within the award report, Frost & Sullivan looks at AVI-SPL’s ability to grow its video conference services by providing support that includes:

  • Professional services like evaluation, design and deployment that meet business outcomes
  • Managed services (onsite or from global service operations centers) that monitor and manage the AV and UC environment
  • Customer care like global help desk assistance that focuses on exceeding expectations by measuring customer satisfaction

The paper also looks at AVI-SPL Symphony, the managed services platform that Frost & Sullivan nicely summarizes:

Considered the centerpiece of AVI-SPL’s services go-to-market strategy, AVI-SPL Symphony allows businesses to automate the back-end processes required to schedule, monitor, manage, and analyze the global video conferencing and AV assets from a single platform. The AVI-SPL Symphony end user management application is designed as an easy to use, browser-based and mobile-friendly dashboard representing the customer’s window to the organization’s total meeting environment.

Frost & Sullivan explains the criteria that led to this award, including AVI-SPL’s growth strategy, which provides companies with simple, reliable collaboration systems and the business insight of Big Data and analytics.

Read the Frost & Sullivan “2018 Global Managed Video Conference Service Growth Excellence Leadership Award” >

Using Collaboration Tools to Retain Customers

In its most recent contribution to No Jitter, AVI-SPL offers its insight into ways that collaboration solutions can improve the customer experience.

This article establishes the importance of the customer experience, and how companies are doing when it comes to meeting that goal. It then looks at the ways collaboration and related technology connect people quickly with the information they need. Such technology addressed includes:

  • Interactive displays
  • Video conferencing
  • Virtual reality

The post concludes by emphasizing the importance of managed services and their support of seamless, intuitive customer experiences.

Read “Using Collaboration Technology to Retain Customers” >

Thanks for Attending the AVI-SPL TechXchange Events

This fall, AVI-SPL hosted five TechXchange events at locations in the U.S. and Canada. Our fall lineup visited Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Minneapolis, Calgary, and Denver. At each venue, guests learned from experts how space, design, technology, and people are coming together to define new and better work experiences. Each TechXchange was an all-day event, and included talks, a Q&A panel, and an expo featuring the latest AV and collaboration products from vendors like Biamp, Crestron, HARMAN, Milestone, Scansource, and many others.

We’ll be hosting a new slate of events in 2019. When our schedule is finalized, we’ll post it at the AVI-SPL events page.

Case Study: Shure Experience Center

One of the major features of Shure’s new office in the Chicago City Center is the Shure Experience Center, where guests can experience the company’s microphones in a variety of business collaboration spaces. This video case study includes interviews that look at AVI-SPL‘s successful integration of AV solutions like video conferencing and wireless content sharing into this hands-on environment for current and prospective customers.