I got a briefing this week on the impressive Poly E70 conference room camera and X70 (with built-in speakers). They are impressive pieces of hardware, but they only work with Zoom at the moment (though Teams certification is coming). And that lack o…Read More The problem with the Poly Studio E70 and X70
Disclosure: Most of the vendors mentioned are clients of the author.This week’s Lenovo Tech World 2021 offered up one of the more exciting product announcements of late: the Lenovo ThinkRealty A3 Smart Glasses. Though they had been previewed earlie…Read More Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses look to the future
(Disclosure: The vendors mentioned are clients of the author).Conversational AI is, at heart, a new interface in computing where the computer learns how to best work with a human rather than the reverse. While primarily focused for now on tele-sales…Read More Three ways conversational AI could boost productivity
Disclosure: Microsoft and Qualcomm are clients of the author.With the pandemic now in its latest wave, it is increasingly looking as if Covid-19 (and whatever comes after) will be part of our lives from now on. Companies think they will get most wor…Read More Could Windows 365 and Starlink (or 5G) underpin the future of work?
Disclosure: Dell is a client of the author.One of the things that makes Dell Technologies World, which took place this weerk, unlike other vendor events is the amount of non-vendor content. One year, the company had former President Bill Clinton tal…Read More Rethinking business as usual: How to thrive as a manager In the ‘20s
Disclosure: Cisco is a client of the author.Cisco these days offers up a regular cadence for updates to the company’s WebEx platform, and did so again this week. It is incredible how quickly these kinds of video platforms are advancing, especially s…Read More The collective problems with videoconferencing
As we begin to consider whether and when we are going back to in-office work, many companies are moving their office configurations away from fixed offices, cubicles, and large conference rooms in favor of hoteling, where workers rotate among shared…Read More The Bose Videobar VB1, huddle spaces, and the post-pandemic workplace
Like many of my peers during the pandemic, I’ve been living off a Logitech Brio camera, which was considered the best in the market until recently. The problem is that Logitech didn’t seem to understand how important this camera had become and refu…Read More The Poly Studio P15: Searching for a better home videoconferencing answer
This week, the Washington Post had an interesting story about large companies turning to esports to strengthen teams and increase productivity. This approach can be better than than the physical sports often used for teambuilding, improving trust be…Read More Esports — the next enterprise productivity tool?
I’m a big fan of digital assistants and have an Amazon Echo device in almost every room. They turn on faucets, turn off lights, answer questions (though often not accurately), and I can even have conversations with them. But when it comes to applyin…Read More iGenius’ Crystal: An enterprise-class digital assistant at last?