IT professionals are unaware about the true total cost of ownership of conferencing and collaboration systems,...according to a survey of more than 400 IT leaders. Fifty-six percent of IT decision-makers do not know how much they are spending on subscriptions and licenses for conferencing and collaboration systems. On average, organizations are using 4.4 different services -- including web, audio, video and chat -- across three different providers, the survey found.
Polycom Inc., a longtime unified communications provider, is still innovating. The vendor's EagleEye Director II, a video conferencing camera, has won this month's Network Innovation Award. The Polycom camera, launched earlier this year, can automatically find, frame and focus on speakers in a video meeting. Geared toward midsize and large meeting rooms, the smart video camera features picture-in-picture room display and data analytics to track ROI metrics.
Businesses and consumers have heard for decades that video calls are the next big thing, that their adoption is just around the corner and that everyone will use them. In reality, though, video conferencing adoption hasn't lived up to its hype. But maybe now video is ready for its close-up. With the help of cloud technology and enhanced hardware, the availability of video conference systems has soared, while costs have tumbled.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".