March 22, 2015

Enterprise Connect 2015




Now that Enterprise Connect is over and I’m back home to decompress, here are my usual random thoughts about the whole thing, in no particular order of importance. This being my first EC, I had no idea what to expect. Here is a sample...

March 12, 2015

Recommending a product or service

Who do you provide recommendations for and why? Recently in a LinkedIn group I am part of, someone asked for a recommendation. Within the thread of replies of this one post we see what's a good recommendation and what is a bad one. Read on to learn the right from wrong.


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February 25, 2015

Bad Video Conferencing Advice



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Most articles about “video conferencing best practices” are fluff pieces (yes, including several written by yours truly). There is one piece of advice however, that is wrong. It’s bad for the user’s experience and for video conferencing in general. The most egregious error in these articles is to “look into the camera” and not at the person you’re talking to.

February 18, 2015

Blogging

Blogging. How I hate the word. However, with the content I create it's unfair to those in the actual journalistic field to call what I write "articles". I merely write what I think at any given time. Has it bitten me in the ass or will it bite me in the ass in the future?

Oh and by the way, I have no idea where this will go. Most likely, it's going to be stupid and self serving, but that's blogging for you.

January 06, 2015

Cisco IX500 vs Polycom Immersive Studio

In this blog I compare Cisco's IX5000 to Polycom's Immersive Studio

http://letsdovideo.com/comparison-cisco-ix5000-vs-polycom-immersive-studio/

2014 my year in review



A Year End Recap

It’s time to reflect on the happenings around the video conferencing world from my view as part time pundit, part time consultant and full time product developer for the year 2014. Most of it relates to my experiences with Array with a smattering of other news from our genre. This is a year in the life of a startup.

Note that this article/blog ended up much too long and boring to submit to any website I write for, so that’s why it went on my blog.

November 24, 2014

Writing for rAVepubs now as well

http://www.ravepubs.com/pan-tilt-zoom/

Here is a link to my article there. Essentially these posts will be a carryover from the cAValryRides stuff as writing for two websites is one thing. Writing for three is not possible due to the work schedule (hey telepresence / video conferencing hardware takes time to design!)

Anyway, check them out.

@bryanhellard

November 05, 2014

October 20, 2014

Top 10 on the road products



Being on the road is a complete hassle, but without my personal top 10 favorite products, it would be even worse. Here is my list of on the road necessities that I would hate life without.