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Zoom unveils new features to liven up meetings
"We believe that people connect better on video, but feeling connected when working from home is still challenging."
Minglr chat tool aims to bring 'watercooler' talk back to remote work
In the age of remote work, some people are sorely missing the so-called ‘watercooler talk’ and hallway conversations.
Remote work leads to 'transformative' growth for virtual meeting solutions
According to Frost & Sullivan, the number of remote workers post-COVID-19 will be up to 500% greater than pre-pandemic, creating a huge demand for online meeting platforms.
Zoom launches Zoom for Home hardware for remote workers
"The Zoom from Home category is a powerful way for the company to reach a work-from-home audience that craves tools to help with engagement, connection and collaboration.”
Microsoft spruces up Teams platform with several new features
A new set of features to help virtual interactions become more engaging as the world pivots towards a stronger combination of remote and in-office working.
Video: The channel partners’ guide to AV installation for Teams
Cloud collaboration is here to stay. Microsoft partner development manager details how to provide the right AV solution for every Teams customer.
Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 now compatible with Zoom
According to Sennheiser, Zoom’s video communication tool has become an ‘indispensable’ resource for businesses digitally transforming their workplaces.
Companies' digital etiquette still a little rough around the edges
Australians are more comfortable with drinking alcohol on a video conference than other nationalities, a new survey has found.
Google brings Meet to iOS and Android
Google has announced it will bring meet to both iOS and Android operating systems, giving users the ability to start and join video meetings right from their phones.
Poly unveils Room Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Poly’s Room Solution for Teams Rooms comes in a variety of different configurations for different room sizes, depending on individual requirements.
Video: The changing face of video collaboration
Logitech NZ B2B/video conferencing account manager Colin Hewett explains what businesses are looking for now that the office has changed forever.
8x8 ditches AWS for Oracle for video
The UC platform provider cites “substantial performance enhancements” and a reduction in costs at hyperscale as reasons for the move.
Google Meet is officially here, for free
Over the last few weeks, usage on Google Meet has exceeded over 2 billion minutes per day and as of last week, Meet’s daily meeting participants surpassed 100 million.
Interview: How Google Meet tackles security in the remote working age
I spoke to Google Cloud’s Asia Pacific and China (APAC) head of security for networking and collaboration specialists, Mark Johnston.
Australians embrace collaboration tools through COVID-19 lockdown
Australian workers are craving connection to colleagues the most.
Google offers video conferencing platform Meet free to all users
Google Cloud is making its video conferencing platform Google Meet available for free for everyone, with availability rolling out over the coming weeks.
Jamf rolls out telehealth support for healthcare firms
Jamf has introduced a new telehealth system to help healthcare workers and those on the front lines interact with patients without putting themselves at risk.
8x8 announces full integration with Jabra headsets
Users can answer, mute and disconnect calls directly from their Jabra headsets with no further actions required in 8x8 applications.
8x8 announces new video conferencing tool with emphasis on security
"Video MeetingsPro, powered by Jitsi open-source technology, is designed from the ground up with security and privacy in mind so organisations can use them to conduct confidential business meetings."
Google Meet's popularity explodes as video becomes the new normal
Google Meet usage has exceeded more than two billion minutes (3800 years) per day.
8x8 video conference usage up 1000%
The research found people are adopting video conferencing technology with "unprecedented velocity".
Tencent Cloud launches Voov Meeting videoconferencing tool
Tencent Cloud is deepening its presence in the unified communications business, after launching a cloud-based conferencing tool as the world shifts towards remote offices.
COVID-19: Zoom downloads explode as people work from home
Between February 22 and March 22 2020, Zoom application downloads increased by 1,270%.
QNAP releases NAS-native video conference solution
The KoiMeeter smart video conferencing solution features wireless presentation, real-time transcription and translation, and on-premise storage.