Knowledge workers today have a rich portfolio of team collaboration tools to help them get their jobs done, starting with email and encompassing texting, file sharing, online chat and message boards, social media and video conferencing. Yet collaboration across these tools can be a frustrating experience, due to the complexity of the technology and lack of integration. The good news: the application of emerging technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) enables more people to connect when and how they need to. And that makes for more productive teams.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: May 15, 2018
Your employees, customers, and partners need the ability to connect and collaborate, at any time, from any location—across time zones or simply across the conference table.
And those workplaces are expanding faster than ever, powered by mobile and cloud usage that makes virtual meetings essential. With scalable and secure voice, video, and content sharing, real-time collaboration can happen anywhere. Staying connected can lead to improved productivity and faster decision-making, as well as better customer service. But only if the technology offers a seamless experience and is intuitive enough to drive user adoption. While the need for better meetings is universal, not all conferencing tools are the same.
Choosing the wrong tool could actually decrease productivity by wasting valuable meeting time troubleshooting the technology, or by providing a negative experience that will deter users from embracing it. This is especially true in situations where poor meeting quality could impact
Technology is creating new expectations for openness within the workplace. Especially amongst a younger generation raised on mobile, messaging and instant access to information.
Download this video now to see how Workplace by Facebook creates a seamless experience for businesses across the world, with the use of openness and transparency.
While using stock images and video will save you time, a conventional stock solution is not enough. You need a solution that has both high-quality images and back-end systems in place to make using those images faster and easier than ever.
It’s time to take a serious look at every step of your creative process. Find out where your holdups are, and where your creatives are wasting time. Because the truth is, the way you create content determines how quickly and how easily you can deliver quality experiences that make an impact on your customers — and your bottom line.
Your online audience expects fast, flawless, secure experiences on any device in any location, every time. But whether you are delivering videos, your website, music, software or games, ensuring engaging online experiences from an increasing variety of devices around the world is a huge challenge.
Content delivery networks (CDNs) can significantly improve the user experience of your online audiences. But not all CDNs deliver the same level of service. Dos and Don’ts of Evaluating and Deploying a CDN provides tips on how to determine what is most important to your organization and how to choose a CDN that meets your needs.
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The four major performance factors that can affect user experience
Why speed alone isn't an accurate measure of performance
How a content audit can identify performance bottlenecks
The role content storage can play in reducing costs and latency
How to decide what features are most important to your business
Can your business afford to lose $9,000 per minute?
According to the Ponemon Institute $9,000 is the average cost of an unplanned outage. In some cases the costs are much higher. The catalogue of cloud outages over recent years is well publicized and reads like a “who’s who” of the technology industry. It seems no one is immune.
But when it comes to delivering digital content, downtime isn’t the only concern. Today a poor user experience can be just as damaging as an outage. According to Limelight research, 78% of people will stop watching an online video after it buffers three times, and the majority of people will not wait more than 5 seconds for a website to load.
Organizations looking to deliver great digital experiences for their customers often choose to deliver that content using Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). Using multiple CDNs to deliver these digital content experiences promises even greater levels of availability and performance. But it brings with it a host of questi
As businesses continue to expand their online reach globally, user experience is one of the most important factors for building audience satisfaction and driving revenue. But whether you are delivering videos, web content or even ? les, ensuring engaging online experiences from an increasing variety of devices around the world, is a huge challenge.
Organizations have a number of methods for improving user experiences, one of which is leveraging a content delivery network (CDN). But not all CDNs deliver the same level of service. This guide will provide some tips on how to determine what is most important to your organization and how to choose a CDN that meets your needs.
Live streaming is attracting viewers online to watch major sports events, play games, participate remotely in educational
opportunities, and bid at live auctions. But today, the latency of online video stream delivery is typically too long to provide the
viewing experience users expect, resulting in unhappy viewers and lost revenue. Fortunately, new live streaming technology
makes it possible to deliver live streams in less than a second, enabling exciting new experiences that engage viewers in multiple
ways. For organizations that need to distribute live streams, it’s about increasing audience size and revenue. For viewers,
watching streams in realtime with interactive data integrated with the live video enables new possibilities for how they can
interact with you and each other. Read this brief to learn how sub-second latency streaming enables new business opportunities
by making live viewing a more interactive social experience.
Why do so many companies turn to a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to deliver their online videos, websites, and downloads?
It’s simple: The core benefits of a CDN directly improve customer experiences. End-users get the content they want quickly and
reliably with better quality, wherever they are located. More satisfied customers help the organization increase revenue and
To provide the best possible streaming video experience that will increase revenue and customer satisfaction, many organizations engage
the services of a Content Delivery Network (CDN). However, to choose the right CDN for your video workflow and business requirements, you
must first evaluate your unique needs. The following provides guidance for identifying the key considerations and questions to ask.
We are coming to expect quality video in all our digital experiences – from online shopping to on the job training. However, as video technology has become more ubiquitous, it has also become more complex. To deliver a quality experience to users, regardless of their device and connectivity, you need a holistic video strategy. We’ve tapped into our experience to present the top issues you must address to ensure a successful online video strategy.
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Video quality can be measured in multiple ways, but the primary metrics – playback reliability and image quality – are
the most critical. Get these right, and content providers are on their way to winning the loyalty of online audiences and
driving monetization. Get them wrong, and viewers will defect in a heartbeat. For live-streaming events, such as sports,
where there’s can’t-miss fast action, the ante is raised even higher.
In this white paper, we’ll explore why online video quality matters and the specifics of how it should be measured. Get
a peek “under the hood” to understand the core elements of video delivery that contribute to high-quality viewing
experiences. Most importantly, see why the choice of a content delivery partner is essential to your online video success.
Published By: Quantum
Published Date: Mar 16, 2017
The increasing availability of 4K/ultra-high-definition (UHD)
TVs, computer displays, and cameras is driving the adoption
of new, higher-quality video specifications for video
production. To create more immersive, engaging
experiences, video producers are capturing and generating
content with greater resolution, frame rates, dynamic range,
color depth, and color gamut.
According to many market research analysts, the global wireless access point (WAP) market is anticipated to continue its upward trajectory and to grow at an impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 8% through 2020. Many enterprises are utilizing cloudcomputing technology for cost-cutting purposes, eliminating investments required for storage hardware and other physical infrastructures. With significant growth expected in Internet usage, particularly bandwidth consuming video traffic, WAP vendors need to enable their customers to monitor and improve device performance, improve end user experience, and enhance security. These customers include general enterprises that offer Internet access to patrons like airports, hotels, retail / shopping centers and so on. These external Internet access providers can differentiate themselves by offering optimum service through advanced network analytics, traffic shaping, application control, security capabilities and more.
Published By: Arkadin
Published Date: Nov 20, 2018
Are you considering cloud-based video conferencing?
Organizations today are seeking simple HD video conferencing solutions with a seamless and consistent user experience across devices. Preparation is key in realizing the benefits of cloud-based video conferencing, so we've put together a list of the most important items to consider to help get you started.
Published By: Limelight
Published Date: Feb 16, 2018
When it comes to delivering digital content, downtime isn’t the only concern. Today a poor user experience can be just as damaging as an outage. According to Limelight research, 78% of people will stop watching an online video after it buffers three times, and the majority of people will not wait more than 5 seconds for a website to load.
Organizations looking to deliver great digital experiences for their customers often choose to deliver that content using Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). Using multiple CDNs to deliver these digital content experiences promises even greater levels of availability and performance. But it brings with it a host of questions. In this paper we’ll explore the 5 things you should know about multi-CDN in order to determine if it might make sense for your business.
In a changing business climate, you're only productive as the technology that supports you. In fact, having the right services can mean the difference between one more happy sale or one less customer. Don’t settle for "one less" - get the right solution for your business with RCN Business Services.
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RCN Business operates on three fundamental tenets: Partnership, Choice and Technology. These fundamental tenets guide how RCN Business approaches the sales process, addresses its customers, and supports its products and services.
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Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Feb 25, 2015
The Fortune 100 and 400,000+ customers rely on Polycom to push the greatness of human collaboration forward everyday. For video collaboration to become ubiquitous, systems need to be easy to use and manage. And they need to deliver great experiences across every work environment, from immersive theater to conference room to work and home office to mobile video on a tablet or smartphone.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Feb 25, 2015
This paper will highlight the key elements companies should look for in a video conferencing system, and offer best-practices recommendations for identifying and working with a video solutions provider.
This solution needs to reach audiences reliably wherever they are, scale as fast as they grow, and adjust intelligently to dynamic network environments for the highest viewing quality possible. Missteps in online video strategy can have a long-lasting effect on audience perceptions, not only of the video experience – but also on the brand being represented.
In this white paper, we’ll explore why online video quality matters and the specifics of how it should be measured. Get a peek “under the hood” to understand the core elements of video delivery that contribute to high-quality viewing experiences. Most importantly, see why the choice of a content delivery partner is essential to your online video success.
This video demonstrates how IBM’s Behavior Based Customer Insight for Banking leverages predictive analytics to help you personalize customer engagement and deliver customized actions. The solution leverages advanced predictive models to analyze customer transactions and spending behavior to more deeply understand customer needs and propensities, anticipate life events, and help provide a unique customer experience.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Oct 17, 2016
Visual communications today should provide a high level of functionality and simplicity. Solutions must work across multiple networks and video environments integrating existing video investments and offer consistent native experience. The Polycom RealPresence Platform (with RealConnect) together with Skype for Business/Lync 2013 provides that capability through unmatched ease of use and an enhanced video collaboration experience, made possible by deep integration and workflow integration. Download to learn more.