Getting to a Collaborative “Run” in Your Organization
Better collaboration leads to better organizational performance. If your organization can collaborate better it will perform 3 to 6 times better than it’s competitors. Moving your department or organization through the different stages of collaboration is like learning to crawl, then to walk and finally to run. Taking small steps, developing confidence through increased strength and balance and then, with that confidence and organizational muscle in place, moving to a collaborative run. To get to a collaborative run you must extend outside of your organization to a different group of collaborators; business partners or customers.
Honey – They Seriously Shrunk the Cost of Telepresence!
One of the biggest problems with video conferencing implementations in typical corporate meeting rooms is what I call the “Boardroom Bowling Alley” effect. I think Array’s solution is more effective because it turns the “Boardroom Bowling Alley” into a Telepresence room vs the Polycom Eagle-Eye dual camera solution or Cisco’s Speaker track solution. With Array’s solution you get to see everyone in the room at anytime, close up – just like a Telepresence experience, while the Polycom or Cisco camera experience focuses the camera on the active speaker. By doing that it makes the active speaker a large image on your screen on the far end, but you can’t see the rest of the people and what they are doing or how they are reacting.
Is Lync 2010 compatible with other video systems?
It all seems very simple. You have a web camera on your computer and a video button inside your Lync app. Shouldn’t it just work? Shouldn’t you just be able to make a video call to a Cisco, Polycom, LifeSize or Vidyo system? But Microsoft Lync2010 doesn’t support video calling to other video systems and what does this mean for a user? There are options for what a user can to do to make Lync2010 support video conferencing.