Meetings have changed for the better: you no longer need to meet in person to get the job done, which helps companies like yours save time and money. But before you start patting yourself on the back for all the time and money you’ve already saved this year, consider this: even meeting experts need to brush up on their video conferencing skills and knowledge to hold effective meetings. Why? Keep reading…let’s just say you don’t want to be “that guy” in your next meeting.
Does your mind often wander down the road of “what if?” What if there was an app for this, a service for that. It’s an inescapable condition, this human tendency to wonder. We find ourselves making mental improvements to everyday items and circumstances all of the time.
At Blue Jeans Network, we’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to video conferencing.
Did you know that meetings decreased by almost 20 percent when the U.S. played in World Cup games? And since soccer isn’t even America’s favorite sport, our bet is even more than 20 percent of meetings will decrease when it’s time to celebrate some of America’s favorite major events like the Super Bowl, the World Series or March Madness.
Businesses recently have been reevaluating the traditional business models. In the wake of the Great Recession, companies learned how to handle themselves with a smaller workforce. They started moving into smaller offices to save money, only to start wondering what they were going to do once they started growing again. The solution many of these companies have come up with in recent history is telecommuting.
At Blue Jeans, our engineers have been hard at work adding features and functionality that make your Blue Jeans experience even better. Today, we are announcing Blue Jeans Release, Version 2.6.The two flagship features are Meeting Recording and Large-Capacity Meetings.
Ah, the meeting. It’s the time when things get done and decided. But it’s also the time when something unexpected can happen to your usual meeting and turn it into something special. How many times have you been in a meeting and something crazy has happened?
As a startup, we’re always excited to collaborate with other startups on the same journey of exploration, innovation and disruption. Today, at Facebook’s annual F8 Developer Conference, we are excited to announce that we will be a part of FbStart-- a new program designed to provide mobile startups at different stages in their life cycles with the resources they need to develop and grow.