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Video Conferencing & the Legal

The legal sector is undergoing big changes some of which are bringing challenges to its traditional operating practices. For many law firms and courts the new business structures present new obstacles that need to be overcome as smoothly as possible in the rapidly evolving legal landscape. Law firms must adapt and prepare new and innovative solutions to deliver their expertise to their clients, which are becoming increasingly demanding expecting an exceptional service.

The key to future success is finding effective and alternative ways of communication both internally with staff and externally with clients, suppliers and associates which provides the foundation of future success in the legal market. Companies must adapt their working practices to meet the evolving forces of progression, one of the most obvious being the change in the needs and behaviours of the client. They are expecting more flexibility, accessible methods and service on demand and if law firms are to prosper they need to deliver the best client experience possible.

One of the top priorities is to upgrade or implement a new IT and communications system. Video conferencing is one of the new platforms that enable easy communication as it is accessible and user friendly. It is crucial to deliver an exceptional service so choosing a professional video conferencing provider is important. It is an effective way to achieve service differentiation and aid the operational practices allowing the service to flex and respond efficiently to market changes and client demands.

If a professional video conferencing room cannot be offered in a certain location, witnesses can be connected from their own devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones). The results can include faster decision making, greater opportunities for collaboration, lower costs and more effective communications as well as minimum disruption to the busy schedules of the witnesses. In the legal sector, video conferencing is the way of the future.


If not, you will go out of business

I have never shied away from talking about VisionsConnnected’s commitment to interoperability, but here we are in 2016 and we are still talking about it?

Haven’t we learned anything from the mobile phone industry? I don’t ever hear Samsung and Apple talk about how their phones can call one another. No one would ever buy a phone that couldn’t call any other phone on the planet.

All endpoints

Our approach to interoperability is simple: every video service that VisionsConnected brings to market will be able to connect with any other standards-based endpoint from any other vendor – hardware or software based. Full stop. And yes, this also includes the ability to share and receive content as part of the discussion. And I can hear you think, what about Skype for Business and Skype for Consumers? While many say Microsoft is not truly standards-based, for VisionsConnected, it is just another endpoint. As far as we are concerned, any strategy that is not delivering interoperability is following an out-of-business strategy.

The fact that we teamed with industry leaders (Cisco/Acano/Pexip) while building our Managed Video Service platform shows that VisionsConnected is committed to interoperability. It does not matter to us if you are using Skype for Business or a Cisco Call Manager (CUCM).


At the end of the day, VisionsConnected is in the business of collaboration and making sure users can easily connect to get things done.  So with our platform and development team, we will focus on things that differentiate our services – like personal virtual meeting rooms and enhance the video experience.

You can really stop talking about interoperability as if it’s an option, because it’s not.
Video is inevitable.

Why desktop video conferencing is so important to remote workers

At Eyenetwork we have seen a surge in laptop connections, with over 40% of our bookings now including a bridge or laptop connection, enabling our clients to integrate their remote workers with the rest of the workforce, thus aiding business expansion at a much lower cost than ever before. This is a trend seen across the board as the latest research suggests.

Technology platforms are playing a crucial role in broadening (more…)

Video conferencing showing its green credentials!

Following on from the Cern institute yet another worldwide conference opts for video as its medium of choice. Once again combining the perfect blend of cost saving, functionality and quality of service to provide the perfect platform for a worldwide conference.

From the United Nations office in Geneva to schools and people all over the world, Polycom connects thousands in an immersive (more…)

How safe is Skype really?

Perhaps you have heard the news of the scandal in the U.S. regarding the government listening in on mobile conversations.  Well, they are also listening in on your Skype conversations!  Many businesses have turned to Skype attracted by the video chat feature and no associated call costs, however is it safe?

Microsoft may have misled millions of Skype users around the world.  Information given by Snowden includes slides that (more…)