Findings show employee collaboration and decision-making improve when desktop and AV services facilitate huddle spaces
BEAVERTON, Oregon — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, announced the launch of its new white paper, “Huddle Spaces: Bridging the Gap Between Desktops and Large Conference Rooms.” Written by Frost & Sullivan in collaboration with Biamp and now available for download, the paper explores how organizations can expand the desktop into a conferencing space by pairing high-quality audio and video with traditional desktop services to enable state-of-the-art collaboration in huddle rooms — spaces for up to five people, connecting with their remote colleagues and working together on various projects.
After phasing out traditional high-end audio/video conference rooms and individual office spaces for a more open-office design, many companies have discovered this open concept does not lend itself well to small-group collaboration. At the same time, bandwidth has increased and the cost of software applications and services has decreased significantly, resulting in more employees utilizing desktop applications for day-to-day collaboration with coworkers. To capitalize on employees’ familiarity with desktop applications and to promote small group collaboration, companies are turning to huddle rooms where employees can utilize high-quality audio and video equipment via familiar software, but tucked into smaller spaces throughout an organization’s facility.
“In today’s teleconferencing world, it’s apparent that the huddle room is quickly becoming one of the best tools an organization can employ in order to get the most productive results from teams,” said Paul Waadevig, Unified Communications Product Manager at Biamp Systems. “The goal of this white paper is to highlight how extending desktop capabilities into a huddle space environment can help organizations improve employee collaboration and decision-making, resulting in a greater return on investment.”
The white paper is now available for free download.