Improving Productivity with Web Conferencing and Smarter Tools

IT teams in high tech feel the pressure to make it easier for employees and clients to meet anywhere, any time. Whether delivering educational webinars, conducting product demos, or delighting customers with speedy and interactive support, web conferencing is now the norm for collaboration when participants aren't physically in the same place.

Lenovo suggests these tips for finding the right tools to modernize web conferencing and make it more productive and efficient.

Ensure Devices are Ready and Reliable for Modern Meetings

Look for device features and accessories that make meetings engaging and productive:

  • Dual array microphones allow you to be heard clearly.
  • A noise cancellation feature included with many ThinkPad and ThinkCentre devices helps reduce background noise.
  • For web conferencing requiring both camera and audio, look for devices with low-light-sensitive 720p or 1080p HD webcams (0.9MP or 2MP), to ensure visibility in a range of lighting environments.
  • Some devices include a sliding cover over the webcam to address privacy concerns.
  • When buying All-In-One devices, look for those that offer a range of pivot positions so that the built-in camera can be suitably positioned for the user.
  • Accessories like headphones with a built-in microphone can have a dramatic impact on meeting productivity by improving sound quality and limiting noise in open environments.

Make the Meeting Room Experience Smarter Too

End-user devices are optimized for better meetings and meeting room solutions are smarter too. Consider solutions like:

Skype for Business—Skype meetings provide audio, video and web conferencing online with the ability to schedule or start a meeting at any time. Up to 250 people can join from practically any device.

ThinkSmart Hub 500—All-in-one, purpose-built Skype Room System powered by Windows 10 IoT. With audio and video connected, it's a one-button start for every time with . And the rotatable 360-degree display makes it easy for anyone in room to take control.

Intel®Unite™ —Any room becomes a modern manageable meeting space.

Improving Productivity with Web Conferencing and Smarter Tools

16% of individuals use video collaboration to work remotely, and 75% of those experienced increased productivity and enhanced work-life balance.

HOW CAN WE HELP...

  • Look for device features that make meetings engaging and productive. Many Lenovo devices come with dual array microphones that improve audio clarity, and webcams that ensure visibility in a range of lighting environments.
  • Enhance the meeting room experience through smart solutions. ThinkSmart Hub 500, a Skype Room System device with audio and video connected, provides a one-button start every time.
  • Some Lenovo devices include a sliding cover over the webcam to address privacy concerns.