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Benefits of a Video Communication Platform for K-12 and Higher Ed

With the proven benefits of video for all aspects of education,many schools are taking advantage of solutions of the latest video communication platforms. These solutions scale, can be deployed in a multitude of ways and offer a multitude of benefits for both Higher Ed and K-12 alike. Benefits for higher education include: Allows students to…

IDSolutions: Flexible Solutions for the Wary

  Say you and your company are running on legacy hardware. It is cumbersome, hard to support, and runs so slowly it might as well be working backwards. In these situations it’s easy to identify that a change is needed. In order to produce a working environment that is efficient as well as bringing in…

The Value to Having a Multi-Pronged Procurement Approach for Federal Government Projects

For government agencies and vendors alike, it is important to have a multi-pronged procurement approach. A focused plan should enable going to market quickly and efficiently to request and procure various equipment and services from the market at a price that is fair and one that is implemented by a reputable company with high quality…

Private Cloud Model for Video Collaboration

With the geography of the work space rapidly changing, along with the number of remote employees increasing each year, collaboration tools are more important than ever. Collaboration platforms must be deployed and completely integrated within normal workflows for an organization to increase efficiency, maintain core competencies, and expand the traditional business culture. Without key collaboration…

3-Ways That Today’s Technology Has Changed The Way We Study

When it comes to studying, today’s students aren’t hunkering down in libraries all night to prepare for exams, they’re tucked safely in their dorms with a laptop or mobile device. One of the latest surveys from McGraw-Hill Education found that 74 percent of students prefer to study at home, while only 14 percent indicate they…

The Advantages of Mixing and Matching Video Services

Being able to mix and match video conferencing offerings provide you with the ability to implement the best of the best services and tailor them exactly to your needs so that you obtain the optimum benefits. The latest giants to merge their offerings are Polycom and Zoom. Providing both offerings enables customers to combine the Zoom…

Classrooms Move from the Chalkboard to the Cloud

After class at a large university, a student packs his bags and walks to his apartment. When he gets home, however, he struggles with an assignment, working on the same problem over and over again. Determined to get some help, he resolves to go to his professor’s office hours. He flips open his laptop and…

Why Lecture Capture Plays An Important Role in Education

Why is Lecture Capture significant? Lecture capture is a fantastic way to enhance and extend existing instructional activities, whether in face-to-face, fully online, or blended learning environments. It works especially well in subject areas where students benefit from repeated viewing of content, repetition equals retention, as when complex information is discussed or formulas are written…

Information Security: Followup on Spearphishing Incident

I wrote some time back about a local restauranteur whose payroll department was taken by a spearphishing scammer impersonating the CEO via email. The scammer was sent W2 forms for around 4000 of the restaurant’s employees. As we all know the majority of any restaurant’s employees are low base wage and work for tips, and…

How do you encourage collaboration in the workplace?

Answer: Huddle Rooms   Huddle Rooms are on the rise Organizations are embracing an open floor plan concept as businesses see the benefits of a collaborative work environment. As a result, the huddle room is taking a front seat. The huddle room, or huddle space, is intended to encourage visual collaboration in the workplace. Companies…