Optimizing collaboration investments is crucial for organizations

by March 20, 2020 0 comments

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Ankur Goel, Managing Director of Poly India explains why instead of building large conference rooms, organizations these days prefer to invest more in small huddle rooms as well as cloud-and-mobile-based collaboration video-conferencing tools to stay productive.



Experience is the name of the game   

Experience is becoming an important aspect of collaboration. Users need a natural collaborative experience, where technology is unobtrusive. The right collaboration tools and technology need to be easy to use, and intuitive. The idea is to make workspaces intuitively work for different individuals and workplaces. For example, the modern open office has added noise and distraction into the workplace, leading to lower productivity and employee satisfaction. Our headsets are designed specifically for the open office, no matter what level of distractions occur.  

We are also using artificial intelligence, and analytics to address these issues and deliver the right kind of experience to the users. The Studio X family features Poly MeetingAI capabilities including automatic speaker tracking, group framing, Acoustic Fence, and NoiseBlock to ensure that meeting participants can focus on what matters. 

Optimizing collaboration investments 

Given the fact that renting or buying office spaces are becoming a costly affair, organizations these days tend to invest more in the cloud and mobile-based video-conferencing solutions as well as small huddle rooms to stay productive.  

Studies say that by 2023, 73 percent of video-conferencing meetings will happen in huddle rooms. Unlike large conference rooms, the small huddle rooms don’t occupy large spaces and yet, extremely efficient solution for small meetings and collaboration requirements. When making decisions on video-conferencing implementations, 90 percent of the CIOs think about huddle rooms. Poly Studio offers a plug-and-play USB video bar for the huddle rooms.  

Our intelligent cameras can capture conference and attendee details and we can analyze those data to understand the utilization of the conference rooms. We can also analyze user behaviour, adoption and specific feature utilization data to help organizations optimize their collaborative initiatives and associated costs.    

Help in embracing mobile and cloud collaboration tools  

Cloud and mobile collaboration technologies have made ‘place’ less important than ‘purpose’.   

As the market started moving towards the cloud, we’ve started working with the cloud collaboration players like Microsoft, Google, AWS, Zoom, and others very closely. We’ve come up with open platform solutions, and devices, which can connect easily with them. To bring the ease-of-use, we bring the software capabilities of the cloud providers on our devices. Polycom RealPresence Group Series, Polycom Trio and Polycom Studio are certified to work with cloud video meeting services offered by ecosystem partners like BlueJeans, LogMeIn and Zoom. The Poly Studio X family does not require an external PC or Mac to drive the meeting room experience and is simple to use with built-in support for leading cloud video services. 

With on-the-go meetings becoming the new norm, people expect instant connectivity, and high-quality audio and video. Our Bluetooth wireless headsets are specially designed to suit the mobile-based collaboration requirements and come with noise cancellation feature. Mobile video collaboration is great, but sometimes you just need to be in the conference room. With RealPresence Mobile you can have simple presentation capabilities. 

(The story first appeared in PCQuest magazine, March, 2020 edition)  

Also Read: Collaboration in the time of Corona

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