video conferencing

April 24, 2013

GOVERNMENT

The Power of Video for Government – Improve Collaboration, Lower Costs

Chances are, you’ve heard this line or a variation thereof before: “Video conferencing improves collaboration and lowers costs for organizations around the world.” While this is true, for this blog, I want to focus on ways video is changing government by sharing the story of two government agencies that are using video in new and […]

April 24, 2013

EDUCATION

Creating New Models for Learning with Video

Students are consuming information in new and different ways – books are being replaced by computers and blackboards are being replaced by video collaboration screens.  To sum it up, technology is revolutionizing learning. While educators struggle to deliver top-notch educational experiences amid budget cuts and fewer resources, they are finding innovative ways to provide better […]

March 18, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Justice Goes Digital in Collin County

Over the years, I’ve seen how telepresence technologies revolutionize the way organizations of all sizes do business, but one area where I’m really excited about the potential is within the court system. Here in Collin County, north of Dallas, our local court system is pushing the envelope when it comes to video technology. In addition […]

January 23, 2013

INSIDE CISCO IT

ACE Network: My Calls are now HD Video with the Cisco Jabber Client

It used to be that a video call meant going to a special room for a high-end video conference or putting up with the small webcam image on a laptop. Today, nearly all of the calls I handle at my desk are video calls because of the mid-range but very portable video meeting experience in […]

January 11, 2013

EDUCATION

New Year’s Resolution: Digital Diet

Today’s students are connected. This past holiday break, I was reminded just how much Gen Y (18-30 year olds) requires anytime access to the tools in their life. I came to the realization that board games and cards may become a thing of the past.    If you don’t have a smartphone and/or tablet, you’re considered […]

December 6, 2012

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Reinventing Wealth Management with Technology-Enabled Video Services

The wealth management industry continues to face many challenges as it recovers from the financial crises of the past few years. And while financial markets have recovered most of their losses since 2008, investor confidence has not yet returned and volatility remains high. Against this backdrop, investors now have access to a wide variety of […]

November 15, 2012

EDUCATION

Four Virginia Universities Give Telepresence an A+

Educators have put telepresence to the test and it’s passed with honors. In 2011, four Virginia universities joined together with one objective–to transform higher education. The partnership, dubbed 4-VA, includes members from George Mason University, James Madison University, University of Virginia and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The 4-VA’s goals are admirable and ambitious: […]