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White Paper: 9 ways that collaborative video solutions can improve healthcare and lower costs

Video collaboration is having a marked impact on patient care as well as on the overall reduction of healthcare costs. It will continue to play an increasingly important role when it comes to the care of patients, the ease of medical administration and record-keeping, and the general education of all parties involved. This guide, based...
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United Bank of Africa - Case Study

Case Study: United Bank of Africa invests in a UC solution across its global network

United Bank of Africa (UBA) is one of Africa’s leading financial institutions. It offers banking services to more than 7 million customers and has 750 branches in 18 African countries. It also has offices in New York, London and Paris, through which it connects people and businesses across the world. It offers comprehensive financial services,...
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All about Unified Communications

4 trends driving Unified Communications in a post-PC world

While today, there is no de facto definition of Unified Communications (UC), the latter is a term that describes the coming together of all forms of collaboration and multimedia communications that can be controlled by the end user for both social and business purposes. This includes the integration of fixed and mobile voice, IP telephony,...
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Polycom video conferencing system - CNN case study

Case Study: Worldwide video conferencing deployment with immersive telepresence

The Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. This 24-hour cable news channel was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor, Ted Turner. While the news channel has numerous affiliates, CNN primarily broadcasts from the Time Warner...
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White Paper: Top 5 ways to prevent hospital readmissions

For patients suffering from chronic illnesses or long-term health problems hospital readmission is the unfortunate normal. However, there are ways in which collaboration technology can help prevent hospital readmission after discharge. Care at the community and home level, as well as a focus on preventive care and case management can contribute towards preventing hospital readmissions....
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White Paper: Six considerations for nurturing high-performance teams

All of us work in teams for most of our worklife. Team work and performance is practically ubiquitous and all-pervasive. If the team is high-performing and cohesive, it is a real pleasure to work in that team. However, some teams just don’t work. So, what should we keep in mind when building and nurturing high...
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Survey: 10 global video conferencing trends and etiquette

If you’ve ever thought that video conferencing does not need an etiquette guide, you are wrong. There are several do’s and don’ts where video conferencing is concerned. While this collaboration tool may seem simple to use, there are various caveats that users of video conferencing need to keep in mind. Polycom commissioned a global survey...
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White Paper: The role of the user experience in video conferencing

Video conferencing is now the new normal. It is increasingly the “new voice” and is practically ubiquitous. However, there are certain points to keep in mind when choosing and installing a video conferencing system for your business. A white paper by Polycom explores the role of the user experience in video conferencing. It is now...
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Putting the person at the heart of Unified Communication

With all the many tools and technologies available for communicating and collaborating in real time, it is often easy to forget that communication is not only about the technology, but also about the person. After all, we’re not a bunch of IP addresses, but people with real names, personalities and preferences. And the latter include...
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White Paper: Understanding the Huddle Room

Most companies concentrate on installing high-end AV equipment in their large boardrooms or larger conference rooms. This means that for decades, collaboration technology has been limited to the larger and more expensive meeting rooms. However, according to a report by Wainhouse Research (WR) commissioned by Polycom, there is an increasing proliferation of huddle rooms in...
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