FEDERAL

PODCAST: Skype for Business delivers advanced collaboration to the federal government

Microsoft recently rebranded their Microsoft Lync collaboration platform as Skype for Business and introduced some exciting new features and advancements to the solution. This new Skype for Business application is a part of the Microsoft Office Suite, and brings enterprise-grade video and other unified communications solutions to the enormous ecosystem …

STATE AND LOCAL

New!! Collaboration between counties and access to citizen services driving NY to VTC

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the New York State Local Government IT Directors Association’s Annual Spring Conference. Despite the long name, the NYSLGITDA Conference was a short, three day event that brought CIOs, IT decision makers and other senior leaders from the State of New York …

EDUCATION

The modern classroom enables access to far away worlds

The modern classroom is a shadow of what it used to be. No longer are teachers expected to lecture from behind the podium. But, rather educators are utilized as facilitators in high-tech classrooms equipped with interactive white boards, video touch screens, and video teleconferencing technology.

According to a new study …

HEALTHCARE

Battling negative perceptions of telehealth

Written by Brendan Murphy, the Director of Commercial Sales at Visual Systems Group, Inc (VSGi).

In the past few months there have been two large, influential healthcare technology events – the annual ATA Conference and HIMSS. Both of these conferences serve as an opportunity for healthcare providers, insurers and health systems …

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