Posts tagged workplace collaboration

Work With the AV Partner That Understands What Your Business Needs

Dan Newman’s recent article for Commercial Integrator isn’t just a warning to commercial AV businesses; it’s a set of criteria that companies should use when shopping for an AV and unified communications provider.

Dan covers a handful of mistakes that AV integrators need to overcome if they want to remain competitive. Those mistakes include being too slow, incomplete service, and working with the wrong manufacturers.

AVI-SPL isn’t making those mistakes.

Rather, AVI-SPL embodies traits and abilities that companies should look for in a partner that provides digital workplace solutions and services.

  • AVI-SPL Smart Spaces is a catalog of ready-to-deploy meeting rooms that allows for easy collaboration and presentation using the latest in AV and UC technology, including video collaboration and wireless presentation systems.
  • Our research and development team is always improving AVI-SPL’s Symphony managed services platform, which is the cornerstone of its award-winning video managed services. Symphony automates the scheduling, launching, and management of your meetings, gives you the ability to monitor and manage your AV and UC estate (including rooms and devices), and generates the reports you need to guide your AV and UC investment.
  • AVI-SPL is the only AV and UC solutions provider that is part of JLL’s Workplace Strategy Council. To share its commitment to workplace transformation, AVI-SPL hosts educational events throughout North America. JLL, a global professional services company that specializes in real estate, is a valuable partner with us in delivering these events, because they help explain the future of work and how companies must adjust to attract and retain the best employees. I frequently share insights from JLL on this blog, including this one on the 3-30-300 rule.
  • AVI-SPL meets with Fortune 500 companies in its Customer Advisory Board to understand what they need to improve collaboration in the future workplace. These meetings have helped us understand the issues these companies want us to help them solve, including voice control in meeting rooms, workplace flexibility, and the need for video collaboration systems that are reliable and easy to use.

I’d like to hear about your challenges when it comes to improving the workplace experience. Comment below or send me an email. I may use your insight for a future post, and I’ll help guide you toward resources that address those challenges.

Creating the Future of Work

To see the future of work, it helps to have the insight of companies that have grown through years of changes. Bring together some of the most well known and successful businesses in a collaborative environment and ask, “How will people collaborate in the workplace of the future?”

That’s what AVI-SPL is doing with its Customer Advisory Board, which includes Fidelity, MasterCard, the Walt Disney Company and other high-profile corporations. You’ve seen the changes that have affected and improved upon workplace collaboration, like technology systems that allow remote teams to share and work on documents in real time. In the CAB fall retreat, members looked ahead to the technology systems that will become standard and the expectations they’ll help shape.

In her summary of the fall CAB retreat, SVP of Marketing Kelly Bousman highlights some of the group’s research-based talking points and assumptions:

  • People are changing jobs more often.
  • Connectivity and collaboration are a business priority.
  • People expect workplace flexibility. That flexibility includes using their preferred digital technology to work with online colleagues.

Bousman lists the issues (including worker and business demands) that CAB members think they’ll need to address today and years from now. Such challenges include:

  • Voice control of room devices.
  • Artificial Intelligence.
  • An infrastructure that meets the increasing demand for wireless and video collaboration technologies.

The article concludes by looking at the agreed-upon approaches for dealing with the future of work and its challenges. AVI-SPL’s Customer Advisory Board continues to reap benefits from thinking about the future of work. In sharing this, you too may be inspired to reach out to AVI-SPL and talk about getting your workplace ready for future success.

Read “How to See the Future of Work and Act on It” >

Read AVI-SPL’s Smart Spaces Catalog for 2018

AVI-SPL’s new Smart Spaces catalog is here, and it’s your source for empowering your organization’s employees with the ability to share ideas and be productive, whether they’re in the same collaboration space or working from remote locations. The core of this new publication is AVI-SPL’s Smart Spaces offering, which is our system for the quick deployment of collaboration spaces that are outfitted with AV and UC technology. This 2018 issue covers:

  • AVI-SPL’s value as a partner in your digital workplace transformation
  • Four keys to success in the digital workplace
  • How to create the collaborative workplace
  • Unify ME Symphony managed services platform
  • Two case studies

Read the Smart Spaces catalog >

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:

AVI-SPL Makes List of Fastest-Growing Firms

AVI-SPL’s culture of innovation drives its ability to deliver the AV and collaboration services needed by organizations around the world.  The success of its efforts is reflected in its revenue growth and the talented people that continue to join the company.

This Commercial Integrator article looks into the capabilities that make AVI-SPL one of CI‘s Fastest Growing Firms for 2018. Those factors include AVI-SPL’s ability to provide standardized solutions for its clients across many locations and to quickly deploy collaboration rooms that are bundled with managed services.

Read “Why the Largest AV Integrator Continues to Grow Each Year” >