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Logitech launches new range of appliances for conference rooms

Businesses across the world are discovering the benefits of a hybrid office environment, with workforces set to favour a balance of in-office and remote working. With the anticipation of companies needing the right devices and technology to facilitate this hybrid working trend, Logitech has launched a new set of Rally Family products to suit video conferencing rooms of all sizes.

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How 'Bring Your Own Meeting' (BYOM) will impact meetings in 2021

The recent COVID-19 months have brought even more focus on workplace trends such as remote working and workplace flexibility. Digital technologies including video conferencing and collaboration tools have become a 'go-to' in facilitating business continuity amongst a remote workforce. With workplaces becoming more open to adopting different technologies, it’s important that productivity is supported and challenges are solved along the way. Today’s modern workplace is creating a need for more products and services that enable hybrid meeting environments, especially when the vast majority of meetings in 2021 and beyond will almost certainly always have at least one remote particpant. "By 2024, in-person meetings will drop from 60% of enterprise meetings to 25%, driven by remote work and changing workforce demographics" (Gartner) The rise of videoconferencing Over the years the workplace has transformed itself with new technology and trends; BYOD was once a ground-breaking concept, which is now very much the norm. The same goes for the rise of videoconferencing, a tool that many businesses have adapted to - in a way like never before - as workforces become more remote. The pandemic in particular has led a surge in the adoption of video conferencing tools, with workforces split up and relying on video communication to keep businesses running. Being able to bring teams together through the right solutions has been key but also being able to work together over video has been a critical step in the adoption curve. Now, the next workplace technology acronym is here to encourage businesses to adopt systems that meet the users needs. Today’s workforce wants to work with the technology and platforms of their choice; the tools which have enabled them to continue to work this year. Many workforces will avoid using equipment they aren’t familiar with or find difficult to use, instead opting for conferencing solutions that are easy and intuitive. This has paved the way for BYOM; 'Bring Your Own Meeting', which has been championed by Barco. What is BYOM? BYOM is a concept that allows users to host and join video meetings and share content using a preferred platform in an existing meeting room or space from their own device. Embracing BYOM is made possible by Barco ClickShare Conference (CX), which allows for wireless conferencing from any device using an existing meeting room USB camera such as Logitech MeetUp for instance. You have the ability to easily connect to the conferencing platfrom (Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Zoom, Google Meet + many more) and share content via your laptop, but importantly utilising the meeting room display and USB room camera for a richer experience. Transform a virtual desktop meeting for one into a sharing experience for many with a simple set-up process, due to a system that is compatible with the laptop device you may be using for work. Barco ClickShare Conference can facilitate a BYOM experience, in a range of diffrent meeting spaces within the workplace.

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Work is not a place, but an activity

The year 2020 changed the way we worked together completely. Despite all the problems, it has also provided us the opportunity to re-evaluate the way we work. And since we’ve seen that things can be done differently, the change might be a permanent one. The change was not as bad as we feared. The pandemic forced us to adapt—but many are now perfectly capable of working independent of location. The need to commute has diminished. Employees will now look for the right balance. Work is becoming an activity instead of a place to go.

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