4 Tips for Mastering Meetings

Cisco commissioned a survey of over 800 people to find out how people feel about meetings. An astounding 9 out of 10 people would rather interact in ANY OTHER WAY than a meeting. Check out the infographic Cisco created based on results of the survey. It includes some tips for making meetings more productive and less time-consuming.

Cisco Overhuals Flagship Video Conferencing Technology

Less is more was the theme of Cisco’s unveiling of the Cisco TelePresence® IX5000 series that provides a collaboration experience for 6 to 18 people. Less bandwidth – half that of previous versions and competitive three-screen systems. Less power – under 10 amps (that’s less than a hair dryer!).

Highlights of the Cisco® IX5000 series include:

Impressive multimedia experience. Cameras capture entire room. Whiteboard images are digitally corrected to enhance experience for remote participants. Multiple presentation sources can be viewed simultaneously and placed on any of the 70-inch screens. Theater-quality audio and microphone array provide crystal-clear audio.
Lower cost of ownership. Because the system requires much less bandwidth and power, companies will see reduced costs of operating system. The narrower size means there is no cost associated with modifying the conference room.
Simplification. The development team watched users of the older technology and made changes based on the frustrations they witnessed. Finding connection adapters was one sore spot. The team designed the new system with a universal video adapter that has connections for any device. WebEx was also integrated so participants could present cable-free.

Embrace Mobility While Addressing IT Concerns

Enterprise Strategy Group spoke with thousands of customers to learn how they viewed mobile computing. “55% of their survey respondents told them that mobile computing is very important to supporting employee productivity and 38% reported that they wouldn’t be able to do their jobs without a mobile device.”

The Benefits of Embracing Mobility

So, how do they recommend organizations embrace mobility while addressing IT concerns?

Mobile Workspaces. Mobile workspace technology brings together:

App delivery for all types of apps (Windows, web, SaaS, and mobile)
Data sync and share
Collaboration
Secure mobile access
Any device access
Any network and any cloud support
Together, the combination of these technologies will deliver full business mobility while supporting IT’s requirement around security, management and so much more.

Want to learn more? Read the recent ESG Whitepaper Mobile Workspaces: Deliver the optimum user experience while enabling mobility and productivity.

The Mobility team at The Broadleaf Group can provide additional guidance with a no-cost assessment of your environment to see if this technology would enhance your business operations. Call 1-866-837-4103 or fill out the form in the right sidebar to get started.

Broadleaf Group Earns Cisco Customer Satisfaction Excellence Award

Broadleaf Group is proud to be named a four-time, consecutive recipient of the Cisco Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence Award. This distinction is presented to companies who possess the highest level of customer satisfaction based on client feedback and surveys.

“It is an honor to be recognized for our commitment to providing extraordinary service to our clients. Partnering with Cisco allows our dedicated team of IT experts to focus on consistently delivering solutions that meet our clients’ needs and exceed their expectations. This award acknowledges our allegiance to our clients and our focus on their success,” said Bill Willett, President and CEO of Broadleaf Group.

As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner and Reseller, Broadleaf Group is among the top one percent of all certified Cisco partners. To attain this certification, Broadleaf Group has achieved advanced specializations in a variety of Cisco offerings.

About Broadleaf Group
Broadleaf Group, a proud member of the Reliable IT family of companies, is a leading provider of IT solutions throughout the United States. Broadleaf Group serves SMB, enterprise, state and local government and educational institution clients with the full spectrum of IT needs, through our eight stage lifecycle process: Consult, Architect, Procure, Configure, Logistics, OnDemand, Remote Completion, Manage. Let us show you how we can reduce unnecessary IT spend, shorten project timelines, and increase the efficiency of your IT organization. For more information, call 800.615.0866 or visithttp://www.BroadleafGroup.com.