The use and goals drive the technology
TAGS: 4K | Board Room Michigan | Collaboration | Conference Room Kalamazoo | Grand Rapids | Holland | Laser Projector | LED | MI | OLED | Projection Systems | QLED | Video Conferencing
“Which screen type is best for my conference room, an LED display or a projection system?” It’s one of the first questions we’re asked when starting a conference room project however, to achieve the best outcome it’s important to understand that technology does not drive the best application but instead, the use and goals will drive the technology. While price, ease of installation and total cost of ownership (TCO) need to be considered, the answer depends on the project’s goals and on the calculated proper screen size which factors in viewing angles, distance, room size and more. Once the size is determined and the client and AV Designer have a clear understanding of the goals to be achieved, the type of display best suited for the application can be revealed. Let’s explore what each has to offer.
The infrastructure and environment requirements for today’s remote workforce
TAGS: collaborative technologies | home network | home office | mobile device | remote worker | remote workplace | video conferencing
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 | digital signage | digital upgrade | Experience Center | Huddle Rooms | Meeting Spaces | ROI | TCO | Technology budget | technology improvements | video conferencing
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: BYOD | huddle room | infrastructure | teleconference | UC | Video Conferencing
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.