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ALSO CALLED: Audioconferences, Telephone Conferences, Conference Calls
DEFINITION: A porta-person is a device-based representation of an individual for teleconference applications. A porta-person may be a robot or a device that combines a PC or terminal with peripherals such as cameras, microphones and stereo sound systems. There are a number of applications for porta-people. For example, if a certain member of a conference group cannot be physically present at a meeting, a PC  … 
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Finding a Route to Recovery: Four Strategies
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Some small businesses are proactively finding roads to recovery, using network technology to reposition themselves. Their rules: Rethink the way business has been done, and accelerate recovery by investing in 21st-century technology that raises revenues, controls costs, and/or improves cash flow.
Posted: 19 Oct 2009 | Published: 19 Oct 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Compelling Case for Conferencing
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: As organizations look for ways to improve business outcomes while reducing costs and encouraging environmental sustainability, many are turning to software-based conferencing and collaboration solutions for audio and Web conferencing. This paper explains some benefits realized by companies who have deployed these unified communications solutions.
Posted: 08 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2009

Microsoft

Smart Decisions for Extraordinary Times
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: With Microsoft Unified Communications businesses can simplify management and maximize budget and resources. You can consolidate costly third-party solutions and avoid capital investments.
Posted: 08 Sep 2009 | Published: 09 Sep 2009

Microsoft

The Top Five Benefits of Video Conferencing
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: From obvious benefits, like reduced travel costs, to a few less apparent advantages, see what Polycom customers, resellers and industry analysts are saying about the power of video conferencing.
Posted: 25 Aug 2009 | Published: 26 Jan 2009

Polycom, Inc.

The Art of Teleworking
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Does teleworking really work? How can a teleworker be as productive as an employee in the office? This white paper covers the advances in technology that make teleworking successful -- and provides solutions for challenges teleworkers may face.
Posted: 25 Aug 2009 | Published: 06 Apr 2009

Polycom, Inc.

Seeing is Believing: The Value of Video Collaboration
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many companies are talking about the advantages of video conferencing. But what results can you expect? How much more productivity will you see? What does the boost to collaboration look like? Which business units benefit most? Get the answers here.
Posted: 25 Aug 2009 | Published: 02 Apr 2007

Polycom, Inc.

Videoconferencing Adoption by SMBs-- The Next Big Thing
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As companies look for ways to survive during a tough economy, small and medium sized businesses are discovering the benefits of virtual collaboration through video conferencing. And now, advances in technology and price are accelerating this trend.
Posted: 25 Aug 2009 | Published: 24 Feb 2009

Polycom, Inc.

Scheduling, Facility, Hoteling Software: Sharing Desks, Offices, Conference Rooms, and Even Parking Spaces
sponsored by DeskFlex
WHITE PAPER: Desk sharing among mobile workers is known by several names, hoteling, hot-desking, virtual office, etc. Read this paper to learn how to increase office productivity with scheduling, facility, and hoteling software.
Posted: 01 Sep 2008 | Published: 28 Aug 2008

DeskFlex

Comparing MPLS and Internet Links for Delivering VoIP Services
sponsored by Avaya Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper documents a real-world field study that concludes the availability and call quality of VoIP over Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) is comparable to that of VoIP over the public Internet.
Posted: 09 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2005

Avaya Inc.

Implementing a Telecommuting Program
sponsored by Avaya Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses several issues related to implementing a telecommuting home worker program for contact center agents. Certainly, the particular requirements of each company will dictate the extent to which these and other concepts are implemented.
Posted: 02 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

Avaya Inc.

Navigating a New Generation of Conference Phone Solutions - A guide to selecting the right conferencing solution for different room environments
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to gain insight into voice conferencing complexities and the benefits that new equipment provides.
Posted: 10 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Polycom, Inc.
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TELECONFERENCES DEFINITION (continued): …  or terminal takes that member's place. The PC or terminal may be set down on the conference table at the spot the member would normally occupy. Watch a brief porta-person demonstration.The porta-person employs a high-speed Internet connection in conjunction with voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for transmitting the images and sound. At the member's actual location a panoramic display along with "surround sound" creates the virtual equivalent of the conference room. Some high-end porta-person systems employ mobile robots that move around the meeting room, along with remote-control … 
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