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Logitech Rally delivers studio-quality video, unmatched voice clarity, and RightSense® automation for better meetings with video conferencing.

Logitech Rally – Smarter Meetings Automatically

 

Logitech® Rally offers an Ultra-HD imaging system, delivering brilliantly sharp video, outstanding color, and exceptional optical accuracy at resolutions up to 4K. The modular audio system brings crisp, clear audio and unmatched voice clarity to the table. Rally comes standard with one speaker and one mic pod for medium and large sized meeting rooms. For larger spaces with 14 participants or more, Rally Plus offers two mic pods and two speakers for greater versatility out of the box

Rally’s modular audio components mean that speakers and mic pods can be placed wherever they are needed, achieving full audio coverage in your meeting space. Rally supports up to seven mic pods in total, helping you create the perfect audio configuration for your space. Rally features RightSense™ proactive technologies, which make better meetings easy and automatic. RightSight™ auto-frames participants no matter their distance from the lens, RightLight™ prioritizes faces over environment to render natural-looking skin tones, while RightSound™ enhances vocal clarity by suppressing background noise, auto-leveling
voices, and focusing on active speakers. RightSense is compatible with most any video conferencing application that works with USB devices, including Google® Hangouts™ Meet, Microsoft® Skype® for Business and Teams, and Zoom. Elegantly designed with premium finishes, thoughtful cable management, and modular audio, Rally integrates beautifully into any room design.

LOGITECH RALLY Includes:

Logitech Rally Ultra HD Camera
Table Hub
Display Hub
Mic Pod
Speaker
Remote Control

Optional Mounting Kit Available

LOGITECH RALLY  PLUS Includes:

Logitech Rally Ultra HD Camera
Table Hub
Display Hub
2 x Mic Pod
2 x Speaker
Remote Control

Optional Mounting Kit Available

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We can also include full installation with integration (To be quoted), national Help desk, certified Logitech technical support Australia-Wide with 21 years Collaboration experience.

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Premium Ultra-HD Conference Cam system with automatic camera control

  • RightSense™ technology automates a better user experience
  • Modular audio for full coverage of medium to very large rooms
  • Premium components and sleek industrial design

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Logitech Rally delivers studio-quality video, unmatched voice clarity, and RightSense® automation for better meetings with video conferencing applications that work with USB devices, including Google Hangouts Meet, Microsoft Skype® for Business, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom. With modular audio, thoughtful cable management and premium finishes, Rally integrates beautifully into medium and larger rooms.

With an Ultra-HD imaging system, Rally delivers brilliantly sharp video, outstanding color, and exceptional optical accuracy at resolutions up to 4K. Logitech RightLight™technology optimizes light balance to emphasize faces and render natural-looking skin tones, even in dim or backlit conditions.

ADVANCED MODULAR AUDIO

Crystal-clear audio is essential for world-class video conferencing, and Rally excels in delivering sound that’s natural, crisp, and highly intelligible. Logitech RightSound™ enhances voice clarity by suppressing background noise, auto-leveling voices, and focusing on active speakers. Exquisitely sensitive mic pods ensure that everyone in the meeting can be clearly heard while stand-alone speakers fill larger rooms with rich, life-like sound.

 

SLEEK INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Every component in the Rally system features premium industrial design suitable for any professional setting. Even as Rally helps everyone look and sound great during video meetings, each part of the system looks great in its own right. The premium PTZ camera at the core of the system is elegantly finished in matte black with slate gray metal trim, complemented by sleekly designed audio components and accessories that look great in any room.

 

ENHANCED USER EXPERIENCE


Logitech RightSense is a suite of technologies built into Rally that automate a better user experience. RightSight perfectly auto-frames participants no matter their distance from the lens. RightLight prioritizes faces over environment to render natural-looking skin tones while RightSound™ enhances vocal clarity by suppressing background noise, auto-leveling voices, and focusing on active speakers to support better meetings —automatically!

 

 

Polycom Trio and Microsoft Teams – Bundles

Polycom and Microsoft are long-term partners committed to making your meetings work through voice solutions.

The high-quality voice, video and video-interop solutions of Polycom work seamlessly with Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business, and are designed to allow your teams connect simply. Polycom solutions protect your investments by enabling existing video and voice conferencing equipment to work easily with your current and future Microsoft collaboration platforms for complete communication.

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Get simple, flexible solutions that are tailored for your journey to the microsoft cloud and collaboration platform.

Polycom Trio and Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the ultimate collaboration tool, bringing everything together in one place: people, conversations, content and tools.

Polycom Trio is the ultimate conference phone that perfectly complements Microsoft Teams—bringing more than 25 years of Polycom audio design and innovation to the modern conference phone. And the two together? It’s an extraordinary and productive collaboration experience.

Polycom Studio with HP SRS Huddle Room Bundle

Polycom Studio with HP SRS Huddle Room Bundle

Designed for the huddle room the Polycom Studio Room Bundle is a native Microsoft room system that combines Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business experiences with the Polycom’s legendary audio and video quality.

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Polycom Trio with HP SRS Medium Room Bundle

Designed for small to medium rooms the Polycom HP Room Bundle is a native Microsoft room system that combines Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business experiences with the Polycom’s legendary audio and video quality.

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Polycom Trio with HP SRS Large Room Bundle

Designed for large rooms the Polycom HP Room Bundle is a native Microsoft room system that combines Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business experiences with the Polycom’s legendary audio and video quality.

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The Cisco Headset 500 Series – Professional range of headsets designed for Cisco IP Phones and soft clients

Cisco, Professional range of headsets designed for Cisco IP Phones and soft clients.

Great audio isn’t just for audiophiles anymore. The Cisco Headset 500 Series offers a full range of wired and wireless models with deep integrations with Cisco devices and clients for easy setup and effortless administration. Enjoy outstanding audio performance and powerful noise isolation in a lightweight form factor, with the flexibility you need to stay productive in open work environments.

The Cisco Headset 500 Series 

The Cisco Headset 500 Series is a professional range of headsets designed for Cisco IP Phones and soft clients.Shop Now
These headsets are optimized for workers in open work spaces so they can be more productive with vibrant audio, powerful noise isolation and exceptional comfort.

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Product Overview

The Cisco® Headset 500 Series delivers surprisingly vibrant sound for open workspaces. Now users can stay
focused in noisy environments with rich sound, exceptional comfort, and proven reliability. This wired series of
headsets (Figure 1) offers a lightweight form factor that is comfortable to wear, even for an entire workday. It’s
designed for workers who spend a lot of time collaborating in contact centers and open workspaces.

The Cisco Headset 500 Series offers:

● Premium sound in a sleek form factor
● Powerful noise isolation with unidirectional microphones that are designed to hone in on the user’s voice and simultaneously minimize background noise
● Proven reliability: These headsets support Cisco IP phones, Cisco DX Series endpoints, and Cisco soft clients
● Lightweight comfort that is ideal for extended wear

 

Use the Cisco Headset 500 Series with the USB headset adapter for an enhanced experience, including automatic
software upgrades, in-call presence indicator, and audio customizations that allow you to adjust how you hear the
far end and how they hear you

Warranty Information

The Cisco Headset 500 Series has a 2-year limited liability warranty.

Features

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Vibrant audio

Experience bold sound while listening to music or during meetings, and be heard

loud and clear with unidirectional microphones that hone in on your voice.

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Stay productive

Maintain focus in busy open work environments with exceptional noise isolation in a

sleek form factor for all-day comfort.A range of wired and wireless models in

single and dual earpiece configurations offers the perfect fit for any user.

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A magical experience

Get up and running with an easy and intuitive setup experience. Automatic

software upgrades, diagnostics, and metrics help make device management easier for IT.

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Work where you want

Wireless models offer crystal-clear sound over a DECT connection with a range exceeding

300 feet from the base. Optional multibase allows switching between up to four audio

devices with USB or Bluetooth.

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Proven reliability

Say goodbye to compatibility issues. Cisco headsets are designed with deep

integrations for Cisco IP phones, Webex DX80, Jabber, Webex Meetings, and

Webex Teams and offer a single-panel administration experience for IT.

Cisco Headset 500 Series DATA SHEET

Cisco Headset 531 and Cisco Headset 532 USER GUIDE

Cisco Headset 531 and Cisco Headset 532 with Cisco USB Adapter USER GUIDE

 

WHY Cisco Spark and Spark Kit Videoconferencing together with Spark board?

eVideo Communications  is proud to provide Cisco Spark and Spark Kit Videoconferencing together with Spark board

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Features and benefits which are unique to the Cisco Collaboration portfolio:

  1. Intelligent Proximity

Ultra sonic wave sent from the endpoint which NFC devices can connect to for wireless presentations and control. This does not require Spark, but is built into Spark app.

Benefit: Wirelessly present content to the system, no need to connect a wire.

Benefit: Control your endpoint from your mobile device, place calls, mute calls, add   participants.

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  1. Spark Directory

Any Spark registered endpoint can find any other Spark endpoint or user in the Spark directory, whether within their organization or not and make calls without needing to ask for addresses to dial them with.

Benefit: You don’t need to know long dial strings to make calls, just search for the endpoint or user you want to dial.

Benefit: No need to contact the far end ahead of time to get the details needed to make the call.

 

  1. In Room Control

The Touch 10 controller can be used to control blinds, AV switching, lighting and other room control elements. This does not require Spark.

Benefit: No need to add additional control panels to control room elements, all can be done from one panel.

 

  1. Digital Zoom Speaker Tracking  spark board4

The fixed lens will use its zoom capability to automatically frame participants as they speak and change it’s zoom to show the active speaker in a room. This does not require Spark. Not applicable to SX Series.

Benefit: No need for manual camera movement or pre-setting camera locations, the system will automatically show who is talking on screen to the far end like you have your own camera man.

 

 

  1. Automatic Wake Up

The camera built into the system detects movement in the room and will automatically come out of standby mode and give you a prompt on screen of suggested actions; if connected to Spark it will also detect any mobile devices logged into Spark and suggest pairing yourself to the system for directory, spaces, scheduled meetings or file access. Not applicable to SX Series.

Benefit: You don’t need to wake the system up or figure out how to do so, it will automatically do so and suggest that you use the touch panel to place a call or connect via proximity to present.

Benefit: If connected to Spark, it detects your Spark account and you can open your Space on the device so you can access your files in that Space or dial out to scheduled conferences you have created with your teams.

 

  1. Wi-Fi Network Connectivity

Built in Wi-Fi card allows you to connect to wireless networks instead of cabled networks. Not applicable to SX Series.

Benefit: No need to run network cables in difficult to reach areas, simply connect to the WiFi.

 

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Cisco Spark Meetings Promotion- Free Spark Room Kit!

What’s the offer?

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Purchase 50x Cisco Spark M3 Cloud Videoconferencing User Licenses as well as a Cisco Spark Room Registration License and receive a free Cisco Spark Room Kit Videoconferencing Endpoint.

What is Cisco Spark?

A simple, secure space where you can get things done from anywhere in the world. Connecting your endpoints to the cloud.

Cisco Spark is an app-centric cloud-based  service that provides a complete collaboration  suite for teams to create, meet, message,  call, care, whiteboard, share, regardless of  whether they’re together or apart; in one  continuous workstream before, during, and  after meetings. It is built to make teams work seamlessly. It is a simple, secure, complete,  and open service that enables people to work better. Communication needs to be agile. Mobile.  Collaborative. All thanks to mobile devices and evolving innovations in infrastructure and applications. The Cisco Spark service makes instant communications and live meetings possible through a deeply integrated set of industry-leading communications tools for an unmatched collaboration experience—that only the Cisco cloud can deliver.

Cisco Spark Datasheet

Cisco Spark Room Kit

Cisco Spark Room Kit delivers the unmatched video and audio experience customers have come to expect from Cisco. In addition, new capabilities enable even smarter meetings, smarter presentation capabilities, and smarter room and device integrations – further removing the barriers to usage and deployment of video in small to medium-sized rooms.

The Room Kit – which includes camera, codec, speakers, and microphones integrated in a single device – is ideal for rooms that seat up to seven people. It offers sophisticated camera technologies that bring speaker-tracking capabilities to smaller rooms. The product is rich in functionality and experience but is priced and designed to be easily scalable to all of your small conference rooms and spaces – whether registered on the premises or to Cisco Spark through the Cisco Collaboration Cloud.

Bringing more intelligence to small and medium-sized rooms

The Cisco Spark Room Kit offers video innovation in a box, bringing more intelligence and usability to your small to medium team collaboration rooms. While others are still struggling to insert advanced features such as speaker tracking, wireless sharing, and 4K content into their high-end products, Cisco is already bringing these innovations to small and medium team rooms in a cost-effective and simple way. With the Room Kit, Cisco is helping customers experience smarter meetings, enable smarter presentations, and create smarter room and device integrations.

These features were previously the domain of higher-end video conferencing rooms, but can now be brought to every room and every team. And when registered to Cisco Spark, additional cloud-based functionalities are enabled that enhance the user experience and team workflow as well as further simplifying deployment.

  • Smart meetings: Powerful, integrated cameras deliver intelligent view capabilities, such as automatic framing and speaker tracking
  • Smart presentations: Dual screens, dual content sources, wireless sharing, and 4K content make for great presentations
  • Smart integrations: People count for usage metrics and resource allocation; tight integrations with screens for enhanced functionalities
  • Registration flexibility: Built for both cloud and on-premises deployment, protecting your investment

The Room Kit Datasheet

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eVideo Communications Australia’s leaders in Cloud Videoconferencing ,Cloud Telephony, Huddle room technology, Visual Collaboration, Telepresence solutions, Unified Conferencing, Audio Conferencing, Virtual Meeting, Video Conferencing, Collaboration services, Webcast & Webinars, and Virtual Events.

Cisco Spark Meetings Promotion- Free Cisco SX10N+Touch10

What’s the offer?

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Purchase 10x Cisco Spark M3 Cloud Conferencing User Licenses as well as a Cisco Spark Room Registration License and receive a free Cisco SX10 Videoconferencing Endpoint with Touch10.

What is Cisco Spark?

A simple, secure space where you can get things done from anywhere in the world. Connecting your endpoints to the cloud.

Cisco Spark is an app-centric cloud-based  service that provides a complete collaboration  suite for teams to create, meet, message,  call, care, whiteboard, share, regardless of  whether they’re together or apart; in one  continuous workstream before, during, and  after meetings. It is built to make teams work seamlessly. It is a simple, secure, complete,  and open service that enables people to work better. Communication needs to be agile. Mobile.  Collaborative. All thanks to mobile devices and evolving innovations in infrastructure and applications. The Cisco Spark service makes instant communications and live meetings possible through a deeply integrated set of industry-leading communications tools for an unmatched collaboration experience—that only the Cisco cloud can deliver.

Cisco Spark Datasheet

Cisco SX10N

The Cisco TelePresence SX10 Quick Set is an all-in-one unit designed to video-enable your small collaboration spaces, offering great affordability for small-to-medium businesses just starting out with telepresence. With the SX10, you can also extend telepresence pervasively throughout your enterprise. The SX10 supports cloud registration to Cisco Spark Services for even faster and more cost effective deployment.

This low-cost, high-quality unit combines camera and codec into a single, compact device that is mounted over your standard flat-panel display and connects through a discreet single-cable system for Power over Ethernet (PoE). High-definition video is enabled with 1080p30 resolution, while an industry-leadership wide-angle field of view provides the best overview even in small spaces. Support for Cisco Intelligent Proximity allows you to use your iOS and Android devices to wirelessly control the SX10 as well as receive shared content for richer collaboration. Wireless content sharing is also possible from your laptop or PC.

High quality, simplicity, and affordability come together in the SX10 Quick Set to create a practical and powerful business class solution for video ubiquit

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eVideo Communications Australia’s leaders in Cloud Videoconferencing ,Cloud Telephony, Huddle room technology, Visual Collaboration, Telepresence solutions, Unified Conferencing, Audio Conferencing, Virtual Meeting, Video Conferencing, Collaboration services, Webcast & Webinars, and Virtual Events.

Huddle Rooms and Cloud Videoconferencing

Make Your Business More Productive, with Huddle Room Equipment, Products and Software

If you haven’t been seeing the productivity you want out of your employees and your business as a whole, consider that the layout and design of your office space might be to blame. In recent years, many companies have started trying to innovate their office designs to pursue the look and feel of a modern office.

In many cases, this idea of a ‘modern office’ results in an open concept design where most employees work side by side or across from one another, clustered together in one big main room. Maybe there are a few standalone offices for senior members of the staff, or a few conference rooms for meetings, job interviews and the like. For the most part, though, the office is designed as an open floor plan.

The Problems with the Modern Office Layout

There are two core problems with this kind of office design, and you can solve both of them (at least partially) by investing in huddle room equipment for your business.

The first issue is that open workspaces, while they can drive collaboration and promote a teamwork mentality, can also create loud, distracting environments where very little actual ‘work’ gets done. There is too much chaos and not enough direction.

The second issue, meanwhile, is that the office’s open concept design means that there aren’t many other rooms for team meetings or collaboration sessions. There are a couple of larger conference rooms or boardrooms, but those are intended for more important meetings—not for gatherings of smaller teams or segmented departments.

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The Benefits of Using Huddle Room Equipment

Investing in huddle room products is an effective way of reversing these negative impacts of an open concept office. Huddle rooms are smaller rooms in an office space that act as less formal conference rooms. They are maybe the size of a traditional office but come equipped with key electronics and software to allow for video conferencing, Power Point presentations, idea brainstorming and more. Best of all, the size of these rooms makes them perfect for smaller group meetings.

Having huddle room equipment and software in your office helps restore the sense of collaboration often lost amidst the madness of an open floor plan office. When your individual teams can regularly go into smaller rooms to have meetings or conversations, it removes some of the noise and chaos from the central work area. It also keeps the conference rooms and boardrooms open, available for larger gatherings.

Because huddle rooms are smaller than standard conference rooms, they cost less to outfit with key technology and software products. As a result, turning three or four smaller rooms or offices throughout your workspace into huddle rooms might be more affordable than you realise.

At eVideo Communications, we specialise in huddle room equipment and huddle room software in Australia. We can help you design and implement a huddle room strategy in your office. We predict you will start noticing the benefits right away.

To start collaborating with the eVideo team, call us today on 1800 111 387

Polycom EagleEye Director II

Get ready for your close-up with the only smart camera that makes every videoconference a true face-to-face experience.

Today, more people than ever are using video as a way to communicate across the globe.  Traditionally, conference rooms have been equipped with one camera at the front of the room.  While this allows people to still communicate and enjoy many of the benefits that video technology brings, there are some limitations for users.  Using the camera in the front of the room requires a person to operate the remote control in order to be seen up close.  IT teams often set camera presets to help users, but this is often overwhelming, frustrating and time consuming to most average users.  Because of this, most people will leave the camera view as-is when the enter the room.  Depending on the size of the room, this can leave a long bowling alley view for the other participants on the call.  It makes it hard for them to see who is in the room and they cannot pick up on critical body language and nonverbal cues of the presenter.  Many times, there is a need for a presenter to walk around to a white board but unless someone is familiar with operating the remote control, there will be a limited view for the participants on video

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New technology has emerged that automatically finds faces and frames everyone in the room.  No one needs to use a remote control or do anything out of the ordinary.  People simply walk in and work without the frustration of using technology.  As people enter the room or leave, the camera notices and will reframe everyone in the room for the best view.

Finally, there is speaker tracking technology that goes one step further from group framing.  A person can begin speaking and the camera will automatically zoom in to show them up close.  This allows people at other sites to clearly see the nonverbal cues of that speaker, making the meeting more engaging and productive.  When the active speakers stops the view returns to show the entire group before showing another active speaker if applicable.  It’s a natural meeting experience where technology doesn’t get in the way of collaboration

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Automatic people-tracking technology

People simply walk in and act naturally during a meeting, EagleEye Director II does all of the heavy lifting to show people up close.

  • Eliminate manual camera operation
  • Clearly identify everyone in a room
  • Zoom in on active speaker

Intimate and inclusive meetings

Experience the benefits of video conferencing with the ability to see speakers up close for an engaging, natural meeting experience.

  • See vital nonverbal cues up close
  • Maintain context with a smaller view of the entire room while a speaker is shown up close
  • Seamlessly switches the view from speaker to speaker with TV-production quality

Intelligent data analytics analysis

The power of EagleEye Director II extends beyond the conference room door by providing powerful data analytics to measure the return on investment.

  • Monitor room usage to ensure that automated conferences are being attended and not running in empty rooms.

EagleEye Director II Datasheet

Determine Your Video Conferencing Requirements with These Questions

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Integrating video conferencing into your organization is quickly becoming essential. However, a top quality video conferencing system can be expensive. Therefore, in preparation for deciding on a provider, and choosing a plan for your company, it is well advised that you define your video conferencing requirements well before you begin to draft any contracts with vendors.

The following list should help you narrow down which types of video conferencing systems and equipment you should consider adopting when moving forward with your purchase. Make sure you consult both your management and IT departments in order to cover all bases.

There are three broad areas you should take a look at with regards to your video solutions.

The first is business requirements – the direct business goals that video conferencing should be looking to facilitate.
Next, there are functional requirements; specific details such as number or users and/or overall functionality that feed back into the business goals.
The final requirements to consider are technical. This may include any limitations you have in regards to space, systems, and bandwidth. Take advantage of the deep knowledge your IT team has in these areas before moving forward. Then ask yourself the following:
What is your organization looking to achieve with video conferencing solutions?

This is first and foremost the most important question you must ask before going forward with a video conferencing solution. The wider strategy your team outlines will be a fundamental help in determining the type of video conferencing solution you choose.

What is your budget for video conferencing solutions?

Your budget should be determined by assessing how valuable the solution will be to your operations. In addition, look at where the solution will reduce costs and improve productivity i.e. travel costs, scaling knowledge, connecting remote workers etc.

How many users does your video conferencing system expect to support?

Knowing how many users your organization will have can help you with issues such as bandwidth and pricing plans. However, knowing how much you are likely to grow in the future is just as important.

Where will your users be located?

Will your users be based in the main office or will they be remote? Remember to look to align your bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategy with the solution to make it simpler for remote workers. Also, look at how many meeting rooms you wish to convert into video conferencing suites and, of course, don’t forget to look at all of your office and subsidiary locations.

Do you have in-house IT support or will you need to outsource?

Most vendors should be able to offer you IT support, though this will be at an extra charge. If you are fortunate enough to have onsite IT staff members, they must familiarize themselves with the solution.

Cloud or on premise video conferencing?

It’s not just applications and storage that are offered from the cloud, it is now possible to dispense with expensive video network infrastructure and have video conferencing and calling delivered as a service. This option is by far the most scalable and affordable. In very few cases, organizations prefer to have on premise infrastructure deployed behind firewalls. Therefore, engage with your IT to understand the pros and cons of both environments.
When you are going to implement a video system, follow these questions and assess your business goals to find a video conferencing solution that best suits your company.

At eVideo, we have a complete range of cloud video conferencing services and a portfolio of hardware for meeting rooms systems and software for desktop and mobile devices.

To find out more visit us at www.evideo.com.au   or 1800 11 387

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Why Cloud Is Driving Innovation and a Must-Do for Midsize Organizations

Midsize organizations have an enormous opportunity to leverage cloud computing to drive innovation and improve their competitive position. Cloud computing—whether private, hybrid or public—enables organizations to be far more agile while reducing IT costs and operational expenses. In addition, cloud models enable organizations to embrace the digital transformation necessary to remain competitive in the future.

 

 

Cloud computing levels the playing field for midsize organizations. With the cloud, midsize businesses can leverage the same technologies as much larger organizations without the burden of investing in expensive data center resources and highly skilled IT personnel. Businesses in all industries are using cloud computing to support new business models. Prominent examples include Uber in transportation, Netflix in home entertainment, and Amazon in retailing.

Every company in every industry can benefit from the agility and economic advantages the cloud enables. But as the saying goes, you’ve got to be in it to win it. If your organization is not using cloud, you may not be able to embrace the digital transformation that is affecting most industries. Here are some of the key reasons why cloud is a must-do for midsize organizations:

  • Reduces costs: Cloud enables midsize organizations to reduce IT costs—if they take the time to understand the models and how to best deploy them for specific workloads and applications. In addition, costs can be more predictable, which helps midsize organizations manage their budgeting processes with greater accuracy.
  • Increases agility: Cloud models enable organizations to move much more quickly when developing new business services and mobile applications, while empowering business teams and line-of-business managers with shared resources, self-service capabilities, elastic scalability and automatic chargebacks.
  • Improves productivity: Organizations can significantly ease the burden on their internal IT teams by leveraging a public cloud deployment model or services-based models such as platform as a service, infrastructure as a service or software as a service. Instead of building infrastructure, with all the requisite expenses, training, maintenance and so on, IT teams can purchase services.
  • Reduces complexity: One of the biggest challenges with maintaining legacy data centers is that they are increasingly complex and siloed. This means they are expensive to maintain and limited in terms of supporting business agility. Shifting to a cloud model, particularly a public cloud or private cloud as a service, makes it much simpler to manage IT. It also makes it much easier to upgrade and deploy new technologies as they become available, enabling you to future-proof your organization.
  • Enables change: The world is changing whether you are ready or not. Digital transformation is real, and it must be part of your strategy no matter what your company size. Advances such as increased mobility, big data analytics, social networking and the Internet of Things are driving innovation across all industries, including yours. You can’t afford to let the world pass you by.

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This is a transformative time for businesses of all sizes. Technology is allowing organizations to create new business models and efficiencies—and cloud computing is at the heart of this transformation. For midsize businesses, the cloud represents an opportunity to leverage leading-edge technologies and shift to a services-based model for IT.

Making this move can make a huge difference, particularly for organizations that may not have large IT staffs or deep expertise in all of the critical areas of IT, such as storage, networking and databases. For midsize businesses, cloud computing is not just the future of IT, it is also the present. Now’s the time to get started.