Video conferencing

Video conferencing: making the difference in patient care

In the business world, not many eyebrows would be raised at an invitation to a virtual meeting. Video conferencing is an accepted part of the working day for many organisations, and it’s even branching out into other sectors. It’s a fact: video conferencing is a useful tool in uniting a team that’s spread far and wide. And, it helps an organisation to make things run more smoothly, while making better use of both time and money. But that’s not where the benefits begin and end.

The quality of the video technology available is so good that it’s now a viable option for fulfilling a much wider range of purposes. It’s one such service which we’ve deployed in healthcare institutions all over the country to make a real difference in the lives of both staff and patients. [Read more...]

working in harmony

Discovering Talent Wherever It May Be

A Profile of Simon Over, Director of Music, Southbank Sinfonia

Assume for a moment you’re a graduate student of music. And you’ve got a dream – to one day join a great orchestra. But realising dreams like that isn’t easy. Particularly if you live in a remote corner of the world.

Simon Over understands that dilemma. That’s why he founded Southbank Sinfonia. Based in London, each year over 500 hope-filled students worldwide apply for only 32 positions in an orchestra like no other. If they make the cut, they receive expert training and experience, giving their musical career a huge boost. [Read more...]


INFOGRAPHIC: The USA — conferencing capital of the world?

Conferencing is a global force, connecting organisations all around the world. But of course, every culture and country works in different ways and inevitably has different ways of making the most of every call. Our recent research with Dolby and the University of Cambridge took a look at the global view of conference calls in four different countries, using 400 surveys and five experts, to see what makes us tick — conference-wise — in each place.

With our last infographic looking at our views on conferencing here in the UK, we’ve now gone stateside with a focus on the USA findings. Take a look at our new infographic to get the low-down:

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Kate Ross

Collaboration: You don’t need to do this all in one leap

The benefits of collaboration are revolutionary. Harnessing the whole team means saving money, increased capacity, shared expertise, and faster decision-making. In our series on the journey to better conversations, we take a closer look at ways you can harness this power to transform your organisation.

Of course, changes need to be made to your IT, but you don’t have to have a guns blazing approach; no matter how much it feels like everything has to change. You need to make sure that business can continue as usual, as well as protecting your legacy investments. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel; your initial focus can be on migrating your legacy systems to an integrated system. And when you’re making those steps towards your end goal of better conversations, it helps to have someone you trust with you every step of the way. [Read more...]