If your business is small or mid-sized and you are looking for the perfect video conferencing solution, Polycom has just come out with a system that could be the perfect fit for your organization! The Polycom RealPresence Ready is an affordable, easy-to-use video collaboration solution that is actually a bundle of high quailty Polycom products specially designed for the needs of smaller businesses.

http://www.itbusinessedge.com/cm/blogs/mah/polycom-unveils-new-videoconferencing-product-for-smbs/?cs=47905

 

The US government is the world’s largest cosumer of information technology. Now the government is taking steps to cut waste and become more effecient.

CIO of the United States Vivek Kundra said “An interesting case study is what the Social Security Administration is doing with videoconferencing. People don’t have to drive down to a Social Security office — they’re doing it through videoconferencing. The General Services Administration recently moved to Google Apps, and part of what they’re going to be doing is using the consumer tools to do video online instead of building these massive brick-and-mortar platforms.”

http://money.cnn.com/2011/07/13/news/companies/vivek_kundra_leadership.fortune/

 

Executives across the world are finding they are spending too much time on business travel, so much so that they are missing anniversaries and children’s birthdays, according to a new study by Coleman Parkes research firm. And the worst part – these executives are still arriving late to the meetings they are sacrificing so much to attend, or even missing the meetings altogether.

The answer?  Video conferencing. The study points out that many international companies are now using video conferencing for meetings, and those without video are looking to invest in it so that they may experience the time and costs savings reducing business travel affords.

http://www.polycom.co.uk/documents/travel_survey.pdf

We all know that by bringing people together virtually, video can dramatically cut the costs associated with business travel.  But one business took a closer look at the advantages video brings to the organization. For example, video makes remote employees feel more connected, assists with training and recruiting, and facilitates meetings across corporate locations.

http://www.conferencingnews.com/news/37986

The power of video conferencing to help people is truly amazing. Imagine having a debilitating disease like Parkinson’s and not having access to a specialist because you live too far away. Telemedicine is changing that and giving patients improved care by providing much needed access to health care resources.

Read this compelling story by NPR:

http://www.npr.org/2011/06/27/137089619/the-parkinsons-doctor-will-video-chat-with-you-now