Vidiquette Series: TMI

by Gabby Giles January 9, 2018 Business
Polycom

In this episode, Polly Calm explains how to navigate content sharing while video conferencing. She reminds us that there is an option to share your entire desktop or just a file. Sharing your entire desktop could lead to embarrassment, as there could be personal content that does not need to be shared with your co-workers. […]

Vidiquette Series: Sour Cream and Onion Breath

by Gabby Giles December 29, 2017 Business
Polycom

In this episode, Polly Calm explains how to handle background noise. Background noise affects everyone’s ability to hear and be heard, which can be frustrating while video conferencing. Noise from sirens, dogs barking, and chewing can affect important meetings. Polycom makes video conferencing easy through Polycom® NoiseBlock™ technology that does the muting for you, and […]

Vidiquette Series: No Stripes, No Checks, No Service

by Gabby Giles December 28, 2017 Business
Polycom

In this episode, Polly Calm explains the value of wearing the right clothes while video conferencing. Pinstripes, complicated patterns, or check designs can distract the technology from focusing on your words and ideas. Don’t make a camera like the Polycom® EagleEye™ Director work overtime by wearing complicated patterns! Polly also stresses that it is important […]

Vidiquette Series: Introduction

by Gabby Giles December 22, 2017 Business
Polycom

Vidiquette is defined as simple tips for better video conferencing. Since video has become an integral part of the modern work environment, video etiquette is increasingly important. Polycom’s Polly Calm has a new guide called “The Polycom Guide to Vidiquette”. It is geared toward teaching video users the most common video mistakes and how to […]

Vidiquette Series: Witness Protection

by Gabby Giles December 22, 2017 Business
Polycom

In this episode, Polly Calm explains the importance of remembering that you are on camera. Activities that were acceptable or undetectable while using audio conferencing are now noticeably distracting over video conferencing calls. This includes multitasking, filing your nails, checking your phone, or eating. Another thing to remember is to avoid unnecessary movements. Once the […]

7 Reasons 2017 is the Year of the Video

by Gabby Giles December 6, 2017 Business

Video collaboration is all about the user experience. One of the most important components of successful video collaboration is ease of use. Using platforms that allow ease of use and simplicity are key in the changing work environment. Pat Sullivan, the Sales Manager for Unified Communication Solution Architects, claims that 2017 is the “year of […]

What I Learned at ScanSource

by Gabby Giles August 25, 2017 Business

When I starting interning at ScanSource, I had no idea what to expect. I knew we were a provider of technology solutions, but I did not fully understand the scale and depth of our value-added resources. Throughout my summer here, I quickly came to realize that we were so much more than a provider of […]

Welcome Our New Vendor StarLeaf!

by Gabby Giles July 25, 2017 Business

StarLeaf has joined the ScanSource team! StarLeaf offers products for rooms, Skype for Business, Desktops, and more. StarLeaf says that three of the most compelling reasons for moving to the cloud and allowing it to replace video infrastructure are mergers and acquisitions, aging infrastructure and migration. Some of the ways the video cloud benefits users is […]

Why Your Office Needs a Huddle Room

by Gabby Giles July 13, 2017 Business
Polycom

ZK Research found that for every hour-long meeting, 15 minutes is spent managing the room’s technology. That means 25% of every meeting is wasted! The modern work environment is constantly changing and doesn’t have time to waste. Employees want spaces that are equipped for short, informal meetings and can quickly adapt to their needs. Unlike […]

Introducing the Polycom® Pano™

by Gabby Giles July 3, 2017 Enterprise
Polycom

Do your meetings always run late? Have you ever been in a meeting where technical difficulties wasted your valuable time? The Polycom® Pano™ is the solution. The Pano is the best way to share content at work with one touch. Simply turn on Apple Airplay or Windows Miracast and your meeting turns into a collaboration […]