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Myths from IT professionals

IT professionals

When presenting the idea of a user friendly video conferencing solution to IT professionals, we get mixed reactions, and that isn’t particularly surprising. For almost 10 years, video conferencing was an infrastructure nightmare, requiring persistent monitoring and support just to keep the lights on. For those who have taken the leap, our Cloud based solution has been a dream come true.

In this Lifesize Cloud webinar, WTF (Why The Face) and Other IT Reactions to Video Conferencing, discover five of the most common IT reactions to video conferencing.

 

Myth 1: Set up and maintenance are unmanageable!

“I have meeting rooms, huddle rooms, laptops, mobile phones—and all of these devices take too much time to set up and maintain.” – IT

The Lifesize® Icon™ series has been designed to seamlessly pair with our Cloud solution and your meeting room display. They connect just like an Apple TV® or Roku® device with an encrypted and secure connection. Simply plug the Icon camera in to your screen and the internet, follow the on screen guide and begin making video calls (it’s that simple). Once this brief set up has taken place, automatic updates will ensure you have our latest features.

The Cloud easily manages your account centrally through the Admin Console. Add or remove users, create virtual meeting rooms, access usage data and run reports directly from a browser.

 

Myth 2: It wont catch on!

“It won’t be readily adopted. We’ll be paying for something we won’t use.” – IT

The simplicity and power of our Cloud solution means once it has been used, there is no going back. Every new Cloud customer receives an on-boarding service via our CSA’s (Cloud Solution Advocates). Their sole responsibility is to guarantee a successful adoption and transition for your company. You will be walked through the deployment and have all of your questions answered by a professional, as well as receiving ongoing support.

Once the on-boarding process is complete and the system is being used, the industry leading features will bring users back time and time again. See how the all in one collaboration of Lifesize Cloud will transform your organisations communication with our free 14-day trial.

 

Myth 3: Security is flawed!

“My private calls will be easily accessible.” – IT

With Lifesize Cloud, security is simply not an issue. Every step is taken to ensure our solution is secure; video calls are encrypted using AES-128 and TLS encryption and Amplify is encrypted whilst being used and when in the sharing portal.

If you have an identity provider and want to run the service through SSO, we have a list of IDPs that connect to our enterprise solution. For everything else security related, check out the Lifesize Cloud Security Overview.

 

Myth 4: Scaling is unaffordable!

“It’s too difficult and expensive to scale video conferencing.” – IT

The typical barrier to video conferencing has always been the requirement for expensive on premises infrastructure, and the IT professionals required to maintain it. With Lifesize Cloud, we take all of that expense away by providing the service in the Cloud, powered by the incomparable IBM SoftLayer®. As your organisation grows, the ability to scale your subscription is available instantly.

 

Myth 5: Reliability is a pipe dream!

“Packet loss! Dropped calls! Video conferencing is frustrating.” – IT

Built on the ultra resilient IBM SoftLayer®, Lifesize Cloud spans the globe with unmatched reliability. The video call itself only ever travels a short distance to an IBM PoP, and then travels the country or globe through the IBM network. This then means the call has better image quality with reduced noise and latency.

 
If you would like to learn more about Lifesize Cloud and how it can benefit your organisation, or would like to enquire about a 14-day free trial, click below.

 

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