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Videoconferencing Software, Cloud and or Hardware Services...Evaluating the Options, Benefits and Mix. A May 30, 2012 VCI-Group Learning Session

May 23, 2012 | Hogan Keyser
vci_group_logo.jpgThe Visual Communications and Industry Group, will host a learning session led by industry analyst, J D Vaughn. Bob Romano, VP Global Marketing for Radvision, and Scott Wharton, CEO of Vidtel will head the panel.

Minneapolis, MN May 23, 2012
-- The Visual Communications and Industry Group, VCI-Group, will host a learning session led by VCI-Group Advisory Council Chair, industry analyst, J D Vaughn, entitled Videoconferencing Software, Cloud and or Hardware Services? Evaluating The Options, Benefits and Mix. Panelists for the session include executives from Radvision and Vidtel. Bob Romano, Vice President, Global Marketing for Radvision, and Scott Wharton, CEO and Founder of Vidtel will lead the panel discussion.

The session is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30th, 2012, and will run for one hour, beginning at 1:00 p.m. EDT.

"The session is designed to help our user members evaluate the options and benefits of software based products, cloud services AND hardware based services," said J D Vaughn, Principal and Founder of J D Vaughn Consulting. "On one side of the panel we have a hardware UC advocate, and on the other side, the CEO of a videoconferencing cloud services company. I will be representing the power of the client server model now available to us because of software codecs. And we have seeded a large part of the user community with questions that confront every videoconferencing and IT manager trying to find the right balance and mix of cloud and hardware based videoconferencing products and services. This should prove to be a very interesting, informative and provocative Brown Bag learning session."

This session will focus on the importance of a user strategy that leverages all the available software, cloud and hardware based tools to our users' advantage. It will also explore the power of Unified Communications and how an effective UC strategy can be served by software, cloud and hardware based products and services.

The Visual Communications Industry Group, VCI-Group, the knowledge-sharing user community that shapes the Visual Communications Industry, is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to influencing 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.

"We are pleased to work closely with members of the vendor community and our affiliate members to deliver learning sessions like this one to our membership," said Stephen Demmings, President of VCI-Group. "One of the goals of the VCI-Group is to keep our constituency up to date and informed about the most important and member impacting industry issues and opportunities, and our regular "Brown Bag" learning sessions are one tool that helps us achieve that goal."

"Our unique community," he continued, "includes end-user members, equipment resellers, integrators, and manufacturers. This complete community allows us to be the single voice for the Industry, and we always strive to keep our members well informed and up to date on the status of key issues within the industry. This is but one of the many issues we address during the information and training track of our annual event to be held in Monterey, California in October of this year."

VCI-Group focuses on facilitating education and peer networking in the conferencing and collaboration industry. In addition to providing access to education, training, learning programs and "hot-off-the-press" news and information, VCI-Group's driving force is to keep the membership very well informed and connected to their network of member professionals.

VCI-Group members can register for this session at the VCI-group website. Signing up for a free one-year Associate Membership is available to individuals who qualify as end-user members. The VCI-Group 2012 Annual Conference will be held in Monterey, California, on October 22-24, 2012. For more information on membership and the 2012 VCI-Group Annual Conference in Monterey, California at the Monterey Hyatt Regency Hotel and Spa, go to

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