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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 >

Is Cloud Computing Right for Your Organization?

The term “cloud computing” is nearly everywhere lately, one of the latest
buzz words to converge on technology for the public and private sectors.
Gartner Group predicts that by 2013, spending on cloud computing
applications will grow to over $150 billion. From corporate campuses to
government institutions, taking it “to the cloud” seems to represent the
next level of innovation for reliability, scalability and cost-effectiveness
across a diverse range of markets.

If you’re looking to increase your ROI, it’s essential that you understand
the basics of cloud computing. Before moving forward, you’ll need to know what exactly lies in “the cloud” environment, and how it can impact your communication initiatives.

Cloud computing benefits:

• Can help organizations cut down on costs, including travel, hardware
and maintenance
• With resources readily available, increases responsiveness to project
• Enables dispersed teams to work together quickly and more efficiently
• Increases the impact of messaging and brand awareness

An Affordable Alternative for Digital Signage?
In addition to impacting the IT world, cloud computing continues to
leave a lasting influence in the audiovisual environment. Today, many
AV integrators are looking to incorporate digital media services across a
cloud computing platform. This includes AVI-SPL, who launched their
subscription-based Digital Media as a Service (DMaaS) in June 2010.

Cloud-based applications have been highlighted as a particularly viable
option for organizations during the recent economic downturn. Deploying
Digital Signage through a cloud-based network frees the organization from
having to invest significant capital for the centralized hardware. In turn,
companies can easily leverage the very latest in digital media technology
without committing to a major up-front investment.

Download Our White Paper

Download our white paper, “A Clear Forecast: Is Cloud Computing Right for Your Organization?” to learn more about the research, risks and benefits behind this latest trend in AV/IT convergence.