Posts tagged video collaboration

How to Promote Video Collaboration in Your Workplace

As we use video conferencing systems more often in the workplace, we are working together to address challenges and complete projects. The use of video conferencing in companies of all types and sizes reflects a need to improve employee engagement and productivity.

To promote video collaboration in your organization, deploy user-friendly video conferencing systems in your meeting rooms. That’s one of the major takeaways from a new paper by Wainhouse Research, “Profiting From a Business Video Culture.” The study notes that end users consider video conferencing in a dedicated room essential to the workplace video experience.

This also holds true for those of you working in mid-market companies, where PC-based collaboration is the most common use of video conferencing. Forty percent of mid-market employees use video conferencing at their desktops on a daily basis. Think that would make room systems unnecessary or unwanted? Think again.

According to Wainhouse, the frequency of use leads to a better impression of video conferencing, with most respondents saying they would participate in it more often if it were available in dedicated rooms. 

Some major takeaways from the Wainhouse report:

  • Among those who attend video calls at least once a week, they prefer dedicated room conferencing over PC-based video calls.
  • The availability of room-based systems makes end users more likely to take part in video conferencing in other venues (huddle rooms, desktop, mobile).
  • Companies of most sizes overwhelmingly prefer video meetings in conference rooms

Room-based video conferencing systems mitigate the background noise and interruptions you have to deal with when taking calls you take at your desk. Other benefits include:

  • Trimming travel costs
  • Enhancing teamwork with internal and external stakeholders (colleagues, clients, customers, partners)
  • Attracting the talent that expects a collaborative culture 

If your company is like others, with a high percentage of PC-based video, you already have a solid foundation on which to build and extend these benefits across your organization. As you do your research and talk with potential service providers, you’ll want to make sure they can provide the same quality of meeting-room video collaboration you’d expect is afforded to the largest companies. That includes a consistent, positive user experience that promotes adoption. The services supporting that quality and your users must be global or nationwide in reach while also addressing the challenges of individual offices and ensuring that all locations are receiving consistent service. 

Read the Wainhouse Research paper as you consider an expansion of video conferencing that would improve productivity, employee engagement, and talent retention at your company. 

Download “Profiting From a Business Video Culture” >

Webinar Recording: Future of Video Collaboration and How to Get There

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to plan for video collaboration in your company or university, and you’ll see some of the video display solutions that Sharp is offering to meet the future of collaboration.  Saundra Merollo, senior sales engineer for Sharp, and Tim Hill, VP of engineering for AVI-SPL, lead this discussion of where video collaboration technology is going and offer advice for making sure video collaboration tools are used. They cover:

  • Stats that reflect how organizations are spending on video collaboration
  • How the changing workforce demos will affect collaboration tech
  • Collaboration trends like artificial intelligence and informal meetings
  • A sneak peek at a Sharp product for 2019 that brings together A.I. and collaboration
  • IT considerations for upgrading video

Saundra and Tim also answer customer questions about finding the right solutions, touch vs. non-touch displays, and how to advocate for video collaboration systems in your organization. Whether you work in a corporate environment or educational institution, you’ll find much value in this webinar.

Get the recording for “Video Collaboration: Where It’s Going and How to Get There” >

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 >

Five Best Practices for Adopting UC and Video

Unified communications and video collaboration tools improve the user experience when they align with business goals AND are used throughout an organization. AVI-SPL’s Customer Advisory Board, which includes Fortune 500 companies and large enterprises, met throughout 2018 to share the value of UC and video in their organizations, and how they increase user adoption so that the company and its staff reap those benefits. The result of those meetings is a brief that is summarized in a LinkedIn post by AVI-SPL SVP of Marketing Kelly Bousman.

Read “Five Best Practices for IT Leaders to Increase Video Adoption” >