Oculus Connect 5 – The Experience

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Last month, we discussed the Oculus Connect Developers Convention, a meeting I had recently attended in virtual reality. This month, I thought we would address the effectiveness of meeting in virtual reality. First, let’s discuss the event itself, which was the annual conference for Oculus virtual reality developers. For those of you who have been […]

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You’re Not Good at Everything — Three Keys to Collaborative Success

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Collaboration is so far past being a buzzword that it’s almost become kitschy. Nearly every booth at this past summer’s InfoComm show figured out a way to entwine the word collaboration in their messaging somewhere. But collaboration is truly important. It’s at the core of how the workplace is changing to accommodate modern work styles. […]

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Clevertouch Intros STAGE Collaborative Workspace Meeting Solution

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Clevertouch just announced the launch of Stage, a lightweight quick to launch collaboration and meeting tool available on the Pro Series E-CAP panels. Stage is a real-time collaborative workspace meeting solution that gives any organization the opportunity to collaborate and annotate on shared documents seamlessly within a live video conferencing environment. Designed for both on-site and distributed […]

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ClearOne Launches New Cloud-Based Collaboration App, COLLABORATE Space

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ClearOne today unveiled COLLABORATE Space, a new video collaboration app that connects hundreds of users joining from any device at anytime. It includes messaging, calling and meeting functions. COLLABORATE Space provides persistent space to store all sorts of media such as messages, documents, whiteboards, recordings, meeting minutes or anything else exchanged on a specific topic […]

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Huddle Rooms: A Definitive Guide To Outfitting Your Smaller Collaboration Spaces

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By David Danto and Andrew W. Davis The year was 2006.  Videoconferencing had been used in the corporate world for more than ten years — and everyone hated it. It failed to meet the promises of reducing travel costs and providing easy, “just like being there” experiences. Enterprise AV was really no better. Huge boardrooms […]

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Zoom Launches Communications Product Suite

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Zoom Video Communications today announced a variety of new features and enhancements to its core Meetings platform and its Zoom Rooms software-based conference rooms. Altogether, these enhancements streamline administrator and user experiences and increase productivity as part of Zoom’s ongoing effort to create frictionless experiences for buying, deploying, using and managing enterprise video communications. Zoom also announced the general availability of […]

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Inventory for Collaboration in the Rental Market

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Last month, we talked about the market’s trend toward collaborative meetings and how that will presumably affect the rental and staging company and its employees. I thought then, and I still do, that the most important aspect of this change was one of familiarizing our employees with the concepts and techniques of collaborative meetings. This […]

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The Emotional Arc of Meetings

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I’ve started the New Year with a near constant tour of conference rooms, war rooms, classrooms, huddle spaces and other places where meetings of any kind are held. In the first three weeks of the year, I’ve visited four major cities and countless business and university campuses. I’ve been trying to gain a deeper understanding […]

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What’s All the Hubbub About Brainstorming?

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(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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