Cisco has released a white paper predicting that more than 50 percent of all work loads will be processed in the cloud by the year 2014.  In addition, it predicts a 22 percent compound annual growth rate for cloud data centers, which will handle 57 percent of workloads by 2015.

The cloud is the key to working efficiently in the future.

IVCi is ahead of this trend with its MVE managed video experience. This service provides secure, cloud-based video to its customers who use desktop, room, and mobile devices. IVCi has found that when IT organizations are taxed with additional responsibilities, the move to the cloud is a significant trend. The benefits of cloud services are numerous; reduction in upfront capital expenses, redundancy, the ability to have the latest and greatest technology, security, and much more.

More:

http://www.ivci.com/international_videoconferencing_managed_conferencing_services.html

 

Recently the New York Times ran a story regarding the security of video conferencing systems, highlighting a hacker who was able to connect to open video networks of major organizations. 

To learn more about how Cloud Video Services can help address this issue, check out the article at http://www.ivci.com/article-big-brother-can-t-watch-you-in-the-cloud.html.

 

 

Interesting aticle in CRN magazine delivers a video conferencing state of the union.  It includes a substantial piece about the IVCi Desktop Experience and an interview with our own Chris Bottger:

IVCi, well-known in the video conferencing channel and a top VAR for both Cisco (NSDQ:CSCO) and Polycom in the space, began working with Blue Jeans before its commercial launch. IVCi uses Blue Jeans’ cloud to power its IVCi Desktop Experience, a managed services offering that connects various desktop video clients and is both application- and appliance-independent. It works hand in hand with IVCi’s Managed Video Experience, the managed video services offering IVCi uses for everything from multipoint bridging and ISDN service to endpoint and network management for customers.

Blue Jeans is a game-changer, said Chris Bottger, IVCi’s senior vice president, managed conferencing services.

“They’re isn’t anything I’ve seen that works, that ties the business in with what I would call the prosumer and the consumer sides, and if there is, it’s not as robust as the cloud offering that Blue Jeans has here,” Bottger said. “Just the fact that you can do a video call with Skype clients and really make this easy.  A lot of the customers who have done the demo are blown away by it.”

A service like Blue Jeans’ makes irrelevant the challenge of connecting various video endpoints and pieces of video infrastructure, and also makes more convenient the idea of on-the-go video, particularly from smartphones and tablets.

“If you think about it, probably 80 percent of the video calls we run on a daily basis have an audioconferencing bridge attached to them. You usually have more people than you have video systems available,” Bottger said. “But now we can offer those people the ability to do video, as well, at their convenience. People need to be able to use the tools they’re comfortable with.”

Bottger disagreed with the idea that the shift toward selling the video experience would mean less emphasis on hardware-based endpoint and infrastructure sales. There’ll be less opportunity to sell those things individually he said, but packaging them with managed video services will make the whole video solution a moneymaker for a company like IVCI.

“One feeds the other,” Bottger said. “It feeds the services on the back side and we’re also not shortchanging the hardware business — it’s continuing to grow. We’re fairly evenly balanced: one-third services, one-third integration and one-third technology, meaning them buying it or us building it for them.”

More:

http://www.crn.com/news/networking/232300285/wheres-the-puck-going-in-enterprise-videoconferencing.htm?pgno=1

 

 

Visit IVCi at VCI Group

October 3rd, 2011 | Posted by Nina Parker in Cloud Services | IVCi - (0 Comments)

IVCi will be exhibiting at the second annual VCI Group conference at the New Orleans Sheraton October 10 – 12.

Make sure to stop by booth #307 to see how your company can bridge the gap with IVCi’s desktop experience, powered by Blue Jeans Network.

Info at about the VCI Group Conference:

http://www.vci-group.org/level1/Conference/VCI-G-2011-Brochure.pdf

 

 

If your business has invested in a video conferencing system, chances are you have considered a managed or cloud service to ensure a successful user experience. Studies have shown that companies that use a managed service to manage, schedule, and monitor their video conferencing systems enjoy an improved user experience and return on investment.

A recent study by Wainhouse research called Video Conferencing Managed Services outlined the benefits of a managed service:

Enterprises considering (or already using) a videoconferencing managed service provider to manage and enhance their rich media communications environment should focus on five deliverable and measureable benefits:

  • Increased asset utilization: Conferencing investments provide a return only when they are used. Hence, we believe a major goal of any vMSP program should be to drive additional utilization.
  • Faster and more complete deployments: An MSP experienced in installing, debugging, and delivering conferencing services can, and should, shorten the “time-to-benefits” for its customers.
  • Improved budgeting and cost control: A comprehensive vMSP program should provide the end user with a clear understanding of what his costs will be, and how they may or may not change over the life of the contract.
  • 24 x 7 support and protection from staff turn-over: Providing qualified and experienced internal staff to support the “follow the sun” operations of an internal conferencing service can be very challenging. For vMSPs, however, this is a core part of their business offering and value-add. As such, they are structured and optimized to provide this service in a cost-effective way.
  • Improved conferencing management: Conferencing should be managed like any other service or department within the enterprise. Key requirements include clear service level agreements, detailed usage and performance reports, and a single point of accountability. vMSPs offer a wide range of assistance in this area ranging from turnkey management to specific support elements designed to augment and support customers’ internal management team.

Contact IVCi at info@ivci.com for information aboout our newly expanded managed services offering.