Robin Raulf-Sager

Robin Raulf-Sager

Robin Raulf-Sager is head of global communications for video collaboration at Logitech. She was previously director of corporate communications at SMART Technologies and director of communications for Radvision. Robin has led global high-tech corporate communications programs for more than 15 years and is passionate about unified communications and collaboration. She has an M.S. and a B.S. in communications from the University of Illinois. Contact her at

Six Key Considerations for the Modern-day Meeting Room

May 2, 2016

With today’s audio and video technology advancements for PCs, laptops and mobile devices, businesses may be more tempted than ever to outfit their conference rooms using a DIY approach. While this sounds like a great idea in theory, there are a few considerations to keep in mind… DIY rooms often lack the proper equipment to […]

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A Walk Down Memory Lane

April 18, 2016

Nearly six years ago to the day, Cisco closed on its $3.3 billion acquisition of Tandberg. Although it was announced six months earlier, the path acquisition was impeded by investor challenges and regulatory hurdles. During that time, I was part of the Polycom PR machine that highlighted the fact that with Logitech’s recent acquisition of […]

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QUIZ: What Kind of Collaborator Are You?

February 18, 2016

A version of post blog originally appeared on SMART’s Next Level Collaboration blog. In a previous post, I explored the value of and various approaches to brainstorming, where I also I touched upon synchronous and asynchronous collaboration and the benefits of each. When it comes to collaborating at work, we all have our favorite way getting the job done. […]

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What’s All the Hubbub About Brainstorming?

November 9, 2015

(An earlier version of this post appeared in SMART’s Next Level Collaboration blog.) Who would think there’d be such a fuss about brainstorming? Sitting in a room, coming up with ideas, writing them down — the seemingly harmless activity is practically fraught with controversy. For some, it’s not seen as harmless at all. First, the Basics Find […]

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Five Virtual Meeting Personas – Which One Are You?

October 15, 2015

(An earlier version of this post appeared in SMART’s Next Level Collaboration blog.) As a remote worker, a virtual meeting is part of my daily life. Over the years, I’ve come to notice a few emerging persona that seem to be specific to a virtual meeting. Engaging when you’re working remotely isn’t always easy, and I’m […]

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Innovators to Laggards: Where Do You Fall on the Technology Adoption Curve?

October 1, 2015

(An earlier version of this post appeared in SMART’s Next Level Collaboration blog.) Occasionally, I come to grips with the fact that I’m in my mid-forties… especially when I look at how far technology has come since I was a child. Every once in a while, something comes up with my kids, and it makes me feel […]

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The Secret to Supporting a Successful Remote Team: It’s no secret really. Communicate, collaborate, connect.

September 9, 2015

(An earlier version of this post appeared in SMART’s Next Level Collaboration blog.) Remote work is on the rise, increasing 26 percent from 2013 to 2014 according to a recent Entrepreneur article. Many see it as the wave of the future, and others view it as something better suited for the self-employed than the corporate powerhouse. […]

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Sneak Peek: Five Collaboration Ideas from Inside Plantronics

October 29, 2014

A few weeks ago, I had the good fortune of visiting the Plantronics headquarters in Santa Cruz, California. The business purpose was to meet with a handful of SMART Technologies’ Collaboration Executive Council (CEC) members in a semi-annual meeting hosted by SMART’s customer and CEC member Plantronics. The CEC event was great – I learned […]

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A Non-Expert’s Opinion on Why Videoconferencing CAN Help You Land That Dream Job

August 12, 2013

There’s been a lot of attention lately around using video conferencing during the interview process — mostly negative. Even Fox News is saying it’s bad. I don’t agree. And while, I personally haven’t commissioned a study like DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University did (Video Killed the Interview Star), I have seen real-world examples […]

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Avaya Video Collaboration Solution Heats Up Video Conferencing for SMEs

July 10, 2013

It’s been two weeks since we announced the Avaya Video Collaboration Solution for IP Office at InfoComm 2013, and we’re seeing great traction in the market!  The Video Collaboration Solution offers simple, comprehensive and affordable video collaboration to small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs). The solution integrates with Avaya IP Office, our flagship unified communications solution […]

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Seven Simple Truths about Desktop & Mobile Video Conferencing

May 16, 2013

Desktop and mobile video are all the rage right now. Every video vendor claims they have a viable solution, and there is a seemingly endless string of new entrants to the market. In such a crowded space, it’s sometimes difficult to stand out – and for those outside the industry, it’s probably even harder to […]

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Top Five Benefits of Cloud-based Video for SMBs

April 29, 2013

While “the cloud” has been a bit of a buzzword in the past, the reality is that reliable cloud-based, real-time communication solutions are available now – and these offerings are proving to be robust, efficient and a cost-effective alternative to premises-based technologies. What’s more… cloud-based services can help level the playing field between SMB’s and large enterprises […]

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Video Conferencing Security 101

April 11, 2013

Like any IP-based technology, video conferencing is subject to security threats, and IT managers must factor security into their purchase and deployment decisions. Last year, there was a lot of talk around thepotential vulnerabilities of room-based systems. This year, I’m hearing a number of concerns around WebRTC building security into browser-based communications. Sally Johnson of TechTarget wrote an interesting piece on WebRTC and […]

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