Video Collaboration Has Finally Arrived

November 18, 2020

By David Danto Poly In the 1960s and 1970s, automotive advertisements talked about gas mileage, safety, handling, zero to sixty, etc. People purchased cars based on perceived performance and didn’t want to get stuck with a “lemon” that was too hard to use. If you watch TV commercials for cars today, you’ll see a completely […]

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Sneak Peek: 5 Things to Look Forward to on SYNNEX’s Next LAVNCH Day

August 17, 2020

SYNNEX’s next COLLABSolv LAVNCH Day, SYNNEX COLLABSolv Home-to-Office Technology Day, will take place on Thursday, August 20. We got a preview of the day over here at rAVe. Here are the five things I’m looking forward to for it: 1. Making sense of hybrid working. “Hybrid working” has become a big industry buzzword, and I […]

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5 Questions with David Danto for LAVNCH WEEK 2.0

June 15, 2020

David Danto is the director of emerging technology for the IMCCA, or The Interactive Multimedia and Collaborative Communications Alliance. David will be a speaker on UCC Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 for our cleverly coined “LAVNCH & Learn.” I was excited to hear what he was planning to talk about (hint: how does UC&C drive […]

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Collaboration in 2020 and Beyond: Predictions for Next Year

December 18, 2019

By David Danto Director of UC Strategy and Research, Poly Turning the page into a new decade gives us the opportunity to put our past into perspective and predict where we’re going. In the world of unified communications and collaboration, this exercise reveals a space that is eliminating most of the poor experiences and exploding […]

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IMCCA Details Collaboration Week Silicon Valley

September 26, 2019

The IMCCA today announced additional sponsors, locations and program elements for Collaboration Week Silicon Valley. Scheduled for Oct. 28-30, 2019, the three-day event focuses on new solutions and trends in the UCC space and is aimed at end users, integrators, consultants and manufacturers. The three daytime programs will be hosted at three different sites – […]

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Seven Simple Ways to Remain Relevant in AV World

November 21, 2017

One of the questions that i always struggle to answer, in terms of my career, is how I can still remain relevant in this industry as I pile up experiences. Technology is changing at a rapid pace and we have to either evolve constantly or be left behind. At a stage like this, it really […]

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AV Insider Spotlight : David Danto, Director for Emerging Technology – IMCCA, Industry Consultant & Analyst

September 16, 2017

Each week, I am highlighting some of the incredible people who are in the Audio Video Industry. As this blog is mostly about AV insiders, today we are profiling David Danto . Here is a brief intro about him. David Danto has worked in the Audiovisual industry for over 3 decades. He is currently the […]

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Say Cheese! The Past and Future of the Videoconference Room Camera

November 16, 2015

By David Danto IMCCA This article originally ran in my my Network World column “Workspaces for Tomorrow” earlier in the year. Enterprise videoconferencing has been around in one form or another for decades. The space has been – and continues to be — owned by many diverse silos (facilities, AV, IT, UC) which is one […]

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UC By Any Other Name…

August 31, 2015

By David Danto Director of Emerging Technology, IMCCA This week both of my boys head off to college, leaving my wife and I with the proverbial empty nest. While I know they’re as prepared as they can be to absorb all the higher education that they can access, I can easily recall the time when they […]

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InfoComm 2015 Report: Workspaces For Tomorrow Session

June 25, 2015

By David Danto AV, Collaboration, Multimedia, Video and UC Technology Leader Change in business and culture is happening at the fastest pace ever. It is all around us, with new processes not just improving the old ones but completely replacing them. Digital downloads replaced record / CD stores, search engines replaced phone books, apps are […]

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Goodbye to 2014

December 22, 2014

By David Danto IMCCA As the end of the year is quickly approaching it’s time for me to write my holiday blog for the IMCCA. Three years ago I wrote some funny New Year’s resolutions for our industry. Two years ago I focused on some funny predictions. (Remember the one about the entire country of […]

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Driving Adoption of Visual Collaboration Technology

September 4, 2014

By David Danto Director of Emerging Technology, IMCCA How much money are you wasting on technology today? Many technology products have failed at organizations (or in the marketplace) because its owner assumed it was just so cool that everyone would flock to using it. Regrettably, that’s just not reality. No matter how “cool” the technology […]

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InfoComm: Finally, Unified Communications and Collaboration for All

August 7, 2014

By Cindy Davis InfoComm international Until fairly recently, when technology managers got a request to set up videoconferencing and collaboration systems, the options were separated by a chasm of options and price. At one end were very expensive, immersive telepresence rooms offering the highest quality audio, video and collaboration technologies to enable remote meetings. At […]

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InfoComm 2014 — I Think We’ve Got It!

June 24, 2014

By David Danto IMCCA The InfoComm 2014 conference — the world’s largest communications expo — has come to a close — and after this year’s jaunt to Las Vegas, the world will never be the same. Over the next few days I and countless others will be writing blogs, reviews and wrap-ups describing the details […]

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