Most conferencing systems cost thousands of dollars regardless of whether they are proprietary hardware solutions or software-based systems. As a startup in this age of affordable real-time communications, we didn’t want to pay that much. At the same time, we understood that the bring-your-own-device (#BYOD)
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Innovations in medicine and medical technology have advanced significantly in the past 50 years. Unfortunately, so have the costs. In 1960, the national healthcare spending per person in the United States was $1,183 when adjusted for inflation, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. That
The customer experience has always been important, but the Internet is increasing its value and making it a key differentiator. Easier self-service is particularly important. There are few products or services that are so irreplaceable that they lack competition. This has always been the case,
This is the Agora.io perspective on Enterprise Connect 2016 (#EC16) held March 7-10 in Orlando FL – which is the premier event for enterprise communications and collaboration technology, providing comprehensive analysis, in-depth technical sessions and a look at the newest solutions. The Internet Becomes
Successful apps are not usually radical departures from what came before. Uber, Facebook, WhatsApp, My Fitness Pal, and other highly used apps are not radically new technical innovation. Their success mostly has hinged on combining existing features, technologies and ideas in new ways for new
Quietly, over the past 15 years, we’ve come to expect poor voice quality. For many of us, we hardly even notice it any longer. Poor voice call quality makes a huge negative difference, especially for business. We’ve just learned to live with it, and the
Steve Job’s 61st birthday was February 24. Somewhat surprisingly, this made the news. There’s a reason that people still actively remember Apple’s co-founder more than five years after his death. It wasn’t because he was technically brilliant, an extraordinary manager or an exceptional showman. His presentation
The list of features and functionality that businesses can include on their website or roll into their mobile app is long. Many are faddish and groping for usefulness; developers invent a new technology and push it on the market even if the business proposition is
The availability of off-the-shelf real-time video chat SDKs and cloud services makes developing communication apps and websites almost too easy; anyone who sits down and focuses on building an app or website can create a halfway decent finished product in a weekend or less.
The education industry is in flux. Until recently, the primary learning model revolved around top-down, teacher-led instruction that took place early in life and usually happened in a classroom. You go to school, or a training course, and you memorize what the teacher has imparted.