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Survey Says: 66% of Businesses Plan to Increase Their Use of Telepresence

Cisco TelePresence technology is showing up in a lot of places these days: hotel suites, TV programs, and this June, on ESPN during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. And if you work for an organization that has TelePresence, chances are good you’ll be seeing the high-definition virtual meeting technology in use a lot more throughout the company, too, according to a new survey. In its biannual networking survey, independent research fir…


Video Conferencing and TelePresence Enable Greater Quality of Life

In a recent post we discussed how video conferencing and telepresence are expanding the reach of mental health professionals by enabling them to counsel people in remote areas. This isn’t the only way that video has the capability to enhance mental health. A recent article in the Patients’ Association of Canada discussed a study featured in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing which shows how video conferencing is enrich…


Saving Face with Video Conferencing and TelePresence

Bloggers listen to Harvard professor Kim Thompson over TelePresence. When a tough situation arises it’s not about who you talk to, but rather how you do the talking that can make the difference between a good or bad outcome, especially when you need to communicate with people you’ve never met. A phone call simply isn’t good enough when trying to abate a controversy and gain trust. People need to see the face of the person they are…


Cisco Delivers on Commitment to Advance Telepresence Interoperability

…nced it is fulfilling commitments to deliver immersive, multiscreen interoperability between Cisco and Tandberg TelePresence systems, and with other third-party systems, by integrating the Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP) on Cisco’s newly acquired Tandberg TelePresence Server.  This interoperability solution, which will be commercially available in late July, helps enable multi-screen, high-definition video collaboration be…


Safety First with Telepresence and Video Conferencing

…Enterprise Innovation highlights how Xinji Energy, a Chinese energy producer, is overcoming these barriers with TelePresence and video conferencing. The management team was having a challenging time communicating effectively with their teams at coal production sites, which are usually in very rural areas. As a result one of two things kept happening; either there was a lack of supervision and training, which could have dire implications; or a sub…