Plantronics announced it would be acquiring Polycom for around $2 billion at the end of March 2018. Now a year on, Plantronics and Polycom have taken this opportunity to completely relaunch a seemingly new business, rather than taking one of the pre-existing brands forward.There is much more in the formation of Poly than just a new logo and branding. Poly will also have a raft of new focuses around different areas of innovation designed to drive the new company forward into its next stage of development.
Crestron was chosen as the Microsoft 2018 IoT Partner of the Year based on the innovative way Crestron XiO Cloud is tying together the E2E cloud to device experience to improve the modern, intelligent workplace.
Windows Collaboration Displays define a new category of devices and aim to disrupt and digitise work spaces in a unique way. They are thought to be used in small and large meeting rooms, Huddle rooms, classrooms and open layouts and offices. The big difference compared to other solutions are the integrated sensors, the Azure IoT integration and the one cable-connect approach with USB-C.
Windows Collaboration Displays are equipped with far field microphones, cameras and speakers for video conferencing and a large high-resolution multi-touch ink-enabled display.
Find out why should you invest in a Windows Collaboration Display.
Ensuring your operations are fully GDPR-compliant is not a small task. Perhaps the most visible part of your operations exposed to the new data privacy regulation is your visitor management system.
This is why we’d like to introduce EntrySign, a product which can give a very professional appearance in any reception area, whilst also helping the organisation with GDPR compliance.
Do you know what HP, Oracle and GAP have in common, along with over a million of successful companies? Well, they all use Zoom!
Zoom is the latest, fastest growing video conferencing solution on the market.
Founded by Eric Yuan, WebEx founding engineer and previously part of Cisco, Zoom is the no.1 Video Conferencing solution in customer satisfaction.
Their slogan, “Delivering Happiness” says it all: this simple and easy friendly solution is one of the best on the market. Zoom’s engineers have over 1000 years of combined experience working on real-time collaboration software.
The pharmaceutical landscape is becoming more challenging than ever. Patients and consumers of today are now constantly socially connected and pharmaceutical organisations must provide on-demand access to information and support. While scientific advancements have led to miraculous treatments, technological advancements also have the potential to facilitate unprecedented innovation.
To adapt and succeed in this changing landscape, pharmaceuticals companies need to respond by incorporating digital tools and improving processes.
Keep it simple. Do it better. And remember: users are driving all the experience.
That’s how I’d summarise the ISE this year. It reinforced what truly matters: user experience (UX), and rightly so. Yes the AV integration is important to customers, but only if it can deliver a smooth and efficient experience for the end-user.
For example, it is essential for large companies with several meeting rooms to ensure UX consistency in every meeting space. The equipment being the same in all meeting rooms, it simplifies operations and IT systems and the points of failure are minimised.
The Integrated System Europe event was back in full swing this year, proof that the Audio Visual landscape is more buoyant than ever (if we ever needed one!)
ISE 2018 was the largest and busiest Integrated Systems Europe in its 15-year history. Across all 15 halls, visitors experienced a vibrant showcase of the latest AV and systems integration technologies, products and solutions. Almost 35,000 visitors attended the first day of the show and over 30% of the total attendees were visiting ISE for the first time.
I was fortunate enough to attend a pre conference event at ISE 2018 Amsterdam this year called TIDE.
The conference’s theme was the Audio Visual landscape of the future.
The outcome of the event in my mind was clear:
Technology will always advance. It’s the people around it we need to focus on.
The demographic of the workplace has changed with more people working from home and on the move. Despite this, businesses in Ireland are failing to embrace and enable mobile workstyles for employees.
According to Ricoh Ireland’s 2017 Workstyle Innovation Survey, in association with TechPro magazine and involving 175 IT decision-makers from private and public sector organisations across Ireland, only 37% of workers have authorisation and the remote access tools to enjoy a mobile workstyle. This is surprising when you consider the benefits of mobile working which includes greater flexibility (79%), increased productivity (69%), attracting and retaining the best talent (37%), enhanced business continuity and improved customer service (both 36%). In other words, supporting and enabling mobility is not only advantageous for the individuals but also the organisation, as well as its customers or clients.