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Articles tagged with: video conferencing

How to Set Up a Productive, Collaborative Home Office

The infrastructure and environment requirements for today’s remote workforce

How to Set Up a Productive, Collaborative Home Office

According to a recent survey, 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely. By 2020, projections estimate that mobile workers will account for nearly three quarters (72.3%) of the total U.S. workforce.  Mobile devices and simple, yet sophisticated, collaborative tools have enabled today’s workforce to effectively work from anywhere – an airplane, a hotel room or a well-appointed home office. Remote work is a boon to productivity and can lead to higher efficiency and lower turnover. Not only does it attract younger workers, it keeps older workers in the workforce longer. So, the benefits are many but establishing a remote environment that represents the employer’s brand while providing a productive, collaborative space for the employee requires more than plugging in a laptop. 

TAGS: collaborative technologies | home network | home office | mobile device | remote worker | remote workplace | video conferencing

Use It or Lose It. Do You Have Extra Money in Your 2017 Budget?

Use It or Lose It. Do You Have Extra Money in Your 2017 Budget?

As 2017 draws to a close, so does the availability of the money allocated for 2017 spending. The New Year brings opportunities to upgrade infrastructure, increase productivity through updated collaborative technologies and enhance your brand through dynamic lobby displays and improvements to customer-facing spaces. 

TAGS: collaborative technologies | digital signage | digital upgrade | Experience Center | Huddle Rooms | Meeting Spaces | ROI | TCO | Technology budget | technology improvements | video conferencing

Simple Presentation Systems for Effective Collaboration

Simple Presentation Systems for Effective Collaboration

It’s a pretty basic expectation really. We want to walk into a meeting room, connect our laptop, and present.  And you can.  Your conference room or huddle room system can be a simple plug-and-present. It can be a wireless solution or one that is controlled by your smartphone. But, like all good designs, great outcomes depend on great input.  While any of those solutions may be an effective presentation system, if it doesn’t suit the needs of the user, it will fall short.  An effective presentation system is not as much about the technology as it is the user experience, and that starts with a few simple questions. 

TAGS: BYOD | huddle room | infrastructure | teleconference | UC | Video Conferencing

How Can Automation Design + Entertainment Enhance Your Office Environment?

This Southwest Michigan tech professional has the upgrades you need to become the business you’ve always imagined

How Can Automation Design + Entertainment  Enhance Your Office Environment?

At Automation Design + Entertainment, we greatly enjoy working with homeowners to help make their automated technology dreams come true. But what about the office?

So much of today’s connectivity and automation can be incorporated into your life at the office, not integrating these solutions is taking a chance on clients leaving with the impression that you’re out of touch. When you partner with Automation Design + Entertainment, your modern office guarantees you’ll make the best first impression every time.

TAGS: Commercial Automation | Control Systems | Video Conferencing