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VCIG Live! Presents: VCIG Year of Interop: Calling Outside My Organization
The Visual Communications Industry Group (VCI-Group), the largest independent group of videoconferencing and visual communications users, will host industry experts and analysts as they discuss new products, services, and trends expect to impact the videoconferencing and Unified Communications space. VCI-Group recently opened up their Live Webinar series to non-members, so be sure to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to join a premium informative series at no cost.
Date: Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 - 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
Topic:�VCIG Year of Interop: Calling Outside My Organization
Description: In an age where many of our visual collaboration solutions are interoperable, there are still a lot that of aspects which are not. This session's interop focus is about the hoops we have to jump through to make a visual collaboration call outside of our own company or organization. Whether it is Lync, H.323, SIP or some other scheme, there is still a lot of room to stumble. Will we settle on one dialing scheme? Will there we need services to translate from one scheme to another? Who will lose out? Who will win?
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VCIG Live! virtual sessions are designed to educate our community on a variety of topics related to visual communications strategy, operations, technology, and more. Some of our sessions are also geared toward topics of interest to our�Special Interest Groups�(SIGs) for education, health care, and others.
The Visual Communications Industry Group (VCI-Group)
VCI-Group is a community comprised of 500+ end-user members, along with an alliance of vendors, focused on videoconferencing, telepresence, Unified Communications and/or collaboration technology. User membership consists of individuals from organizations that make visual communications purchasing decisions or recommendations and create implementation strategies, and/or support the technology. The members represent Fortune 1000 companies, colleges and universities, and government agencies.
VCI-Group was originally created in 2001 as a vendor specific user group (the Polycom User Group, commonly known as PUG). In 2010, the organization's members voted to become vender agnostic and evolve into the VCI-Group. Now, as an independent nonprofit organization, VCI-Group is working to influence the development of Industry-based standards for multimedia collaboration technologies and applications, to improve industry products and services, and to facilitate the exchange of information among its members. VCI-Group President, Toni Alonso explains the group's mission as follows...
"In 2013, VCI-Group will continue moving forward and transitioning to better serve all our members. The industry has made it very clear that there is a growing and compelling need for an independent End User organization and the Visual Communications Industry Group (VCI-Group) continues to function as that organization. And in the coming year, while we will continue to deliver training, communication and support for end users, manufacturers, CSPs and vendors, we will also be offering extraordinary support for our vendors enrolled in our Circle of Leadership program. In 2013 you will see a transformation and a revitalization of the organization through a number of initiatives. The first is the development of the Circle of Leadership program offered to Alliance/Vendor Members that will help introduce and present our vendors to our user members, while also educating our user members about industry changing developments like WebRTC."
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