Tag: productivity

How Virtual Scribes Are Saving Our Doctors, Improving Prevention, and Increasing Revenue

In a recent New Yorker article, Atul Gawande, CEO of the Amazon, Berkshire, JP Morgan health initiative wrote about “Why Doctors Hate Their Computers.” He points to the soaring physician burnout rate and suicide rates that are nearly double (or triple for women physicians) the average population.  The culprit, Gawande believes…

Major New Release: 11.0.0.202.

We’re only one month into 2011 and we’re already introducing a major new release of VSee!  There are some significant and exciting changes, so please set your preferences to “automatically update” or just download the new version right here! (And then set your preferences to “automatically update”.) You have to…

Why Water Cooler Conversations Are Essential to Work Productivity

During my recent U.K. trip, while doing VSee calls all day long, it was IM and Chatter that I depended on the most to keep in touch with my coworkers.  Those tools in addition to one-click video calling were critical for my informal interactions–those casual conversations that are so important for…

Top 10 Reasons To Use Videoconferencing

If you aren’t already sold on the idea of using videoconferencing to supplement (not replace) face-to-face meetings, here is a neat little list I adapted from Richard Schaphorst’s list in Videoconferencing and Videotelephony: Technology and Standards, 2nd Edition: #10 Reliability: Hold your meeting regardless of weather, flight delays, or other…

Facebook helps Productivity?

I’m a few weeks late on this one, but this was an interesting headline:  “Twitter, Facebook Can Improve Work Productivity”  (PC World, citing a study from the University of Melbourne.) I’ve believed this for quite a while…with qualifications.  The reason stated is that taking quick breaks to scan Facebook and Twitter…

Skype Crashing and Supernodes

Sometimes Christmas comes a few days early.  Forgive me for the Schadenfreude, but the fact that PC Mag, TechCrunch, GigaOm, BBC News, and so many other outlets discussed the BUSINESS IMPLICATIONS of Skype’s crash yesterday amuses me.  To quote Om Malik from GigaOm: …over past few years it has become…

Skype IPO doesn’t mean Enterprise Solution

Skype announced it will soon have an IPO.  (Also here.) Let’s not confuse this with being a business tool. Yes, video calling is handy for businesses.  But what about presentation and collaborative tools? Skype has an immense user base, and yet operational income for the first half of 2010 was…

Why Video Collaboration Needs to be on Desktops

Every day I have at least one conversation that revolves around using VC (“video conferencing” or “video collaboration”) to “get things done” rather than “meet”.  Obviously efforts to increase acceptance of putting video collaboration tools where they’re most beneficial are gaining traction. For example, I know of at least one…

Learning/Working/Productivity/Snowboards?

Here I was, taking a break from blogging to get some other high-priority work done, and then I read about Matthew “Lindy” Lindenmuth, entrepreneur, business owner, business student (and future law student), former professional inline skater and world-class snowboarder. He may not be in the Olympics, but this guy’s done the X…

Applications Abound

My dad’s a lawyer. Yes, we’ve heard all the jokes.  Heck, I like to tell them.  But I’m proud to say he’s one of the good ones. He’s also a good example of what I was writing about at the end of last week.  You know—that Hillary’s speech is a…

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