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Hit the road with Google Maps for iOS
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Karim Faris of Google Ventures Talks Strategy — Video
Founded in 2009, Google Ventures has already become a notable force in early-stage venture investing. With an annual fund allotment now bumped up to $ 300 million per year, the team invests in startups from a variety of sectors. Google recently made …
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Google Nexus 7 : Video Review
If you want to get the best Android experience on a tablet, look no further than the Nexus 7, at the moment. Jelly Bean has really made the Android experience much smoother, the Tegra 3 processor keeps things fast, the IPS panel ensures a great display …
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YouTube for Business and Video Marketing from SKRP Media


Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 29, 2012

SKRP Media, a leader in small business marketing services, now offers companies the ability to produce and manage their own youtube for business channel. This new small business video marketing tool is in response to growing attention from search engines, such as Google, on videos from companies and businesses.

When the average person conducts a search on Google, they are likely to see a number of videos pop up on their screen. This is because search engines are starting to recognize the fact that videos are becoming more popular with users. Many people simply dont have time, or the patience, to read an article but they do have time to watch a short film about a companys services or products. SKRP Media recognizes this growing interest in video and offers its new small business video marketing tool to help companies tap into this emerging field.

Steve Kilberg says: People dont realize YouTube is the 2nd largest Search Engine therefore every business should have its own YouTube channel. Many people think you have to have a Hollywood production and thats simply not the case. We not only produce the videos, we optimize them to give them every chance to get ranked on page 1.

Uses for a youtube for business channel:

Promotion of products or services

Informational clips

Advice on how to use products

Establish expertise in a specific field or industry

Answering questions from the public

Household or health tips

By producing high quality videos, companies will not only attract more attention to their product or service, but they will increase their revenue as people become more familiar with them. This is proved by the popularity of YouTube videos and the role these videos have played in making ordinary people world renowned recording artists and household names. People are always sharing videos they discover on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, and some companies have already begun to capitalize on this.

The new video marketing tool available from SKRP Media will give small businesses the opportunity to compete against other companies in a whole new way. The marketing company shows their clients how to effectively set up a campaign that includes video, SEO, and social media to build their business and improve customer relationships. To learn more about the video marketing tool and other services offered, please visit http://www.skrpmedia.com.

SKRP Media offers marketing solutions for small businesses who are growing, and more importantly looking to grow. They produce results thru utilizing a variety of online marketing tactics, including video, mobile apps, text message services, and reputation manufacturing and management.







IVCi Introduces Video Collaboration Cloud (VCC)

Hauppauge, NY (PRWEB) April 26, 2012

IVCi, LLC (http://www.ivci.com), a leading integrator and service provider of unified communications (UC) solutions, today announced a pioneering new service called the Video Collaboration Cloud (VCC). VCC connects clients to IVCis comprehensive suite of cloud-based video services that manage the people, the processes, and the technology needed to make visual collaboration successful – from any place and from any device.

By utilizing VCC services, organizations can seamlessly extend the reach of visual collaboration from conference rooms, to mobile users, partners and customers. Organizations can avoid the upfront capital expenditures and management challenges often associated with integrating and extending the reach of video technologies. VCC works with both public and private networks, removing many of the technical hurdles often involved in cloud migration.

IVCi developed VCC based on many years of experience successfully managing video environments for numerous clients; the entire suite of services addresses the range of challenges customers have experienced when implementing and utilizing their own unified communication solutions.

VCC is the integration of our cloud-based video services that help organizations realize the greatest return on their video investment, said IVCi CEO Bob Swing. VCC expands the reach of an organizations collaboration environment and connects mobile workers to room systems leveraging the devices that users utilize today, such as tablets and smartphones. The impact that collaboration can have on our customers business has become even more significant.

The VCC encompasses the following service offerings that are designed to work together to allow anyone, anywhere to participate on video calls; regardless of technology, network, device or application (e.g. Skype, Google Talk, Microsoft Lync. H.323 devices, audio only, etc):

Managed Video Experience (MVE): MVE is designed for organizations that do not have the resources to manage, operate, and scale their own video conferencing environments. The service delivers a flawless meeting experience and provides complete management of an organizations video environment including call scheduling, automation, proactive meeting monitoring and bridging and gateway services with integrated reporting.

Mobility Experience: Joins remote or mobile participants to business-level video calls. Powered by Blue Jeans Network, Mobility Experience allows consumer desktop video clients such as Skype, Microsoft Lync, and Google Video Chat to connect with business class offerings from Polycom, Cisco, and Lifesize. By integrating into the Managed Video Experience customers enjoy all of the benefits of a secure video meeting while still providing access to remote participants.

Public Room Experience: At times when colleagues, business partners, or clients do not have access to a video room, Public Room Experience provides access to a world-wide network of video conferencing and telepresence rooms. IVCis easy to use Web-interface allows customers to locate, schedule, and pay for a public video room effortlessly. When combined with IVCis MVE, the entire process is automated, extending the reach of existing video meetings even further.

UC Experience: Powered by Microsoft Lync, UC Experience provides a unified interface that makes it easy for people to work together efficiently and effectively. Users collaborate in real time through instant messaging, audio and video calls, and online meetings with desktop, application, and whiteboard sharing. Now Lync users can be part of managed video meetings that have room systems and other mobile users connected.

Unified Video Travel Experience: This service can help a company increase the use of its video conferencing equipment by providing actual data on usage and travel costs avoided when video is used. An organizations travel management system automatically checks whether locations requested for travel have video, and notifies the user if the option is available along with the ability to schedule a video conference. When combined with IVCis Public Room Experience and B2B exchange customers can realize a significant savings on their travel budgets.

As a leading integrator and provider of UC solutions and one of the first established managed service providers in the industry, IVCi continues to expand the scope of its cloud-based offerings so that customers can experience seamless collaboration every time. VCC is a complete cloud-based service that provides organizations with the power to collaborate anytime, anywhere, with anyone, on any device. When an organization chooses IVCis VCC, it is expanding the reach of its collaboration abilities as far as can be imagined.

About IVCi

IVCi, LLC is a leader in the design, installation, and support of unified communications (UC) solutions and cloud-based video services. Through innovative products and services, IVCis mission is to effortlessly unify people and ideas. Visit http://www.ivci.com or connect with IVCi on Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin.







SheepDogInc.ca Becomes a Google Apps Premier Reseller to Canada and US


Halifax, Nova Scotia (PRWEB) May 24, 2012

This new designation from Google enables customers to easily assess SheepDogInc.cas expertise advising on and deploying Google products. SheepDogInc.ca has moved from an Authorized to a Premier Reseller based on their expertise and success in helping both Enterprise class and SMB sized customers deploy and use Google Apps.

SheepDogInc.ca has successfully deployed Google Apps to hundreds of client organizations in Canada and the US since 2008. As a highly experienced value added reseller, SheepDogInc.ca certified technicians offer complete migration, deployment, training and support for the Google Apps suite of products. The company also provides expert application development and cloud consulting services.

Becoming a Premier Reseller is important for SheepDog,” said Brandon Kolybaba, CEO of SheepDogInc.ca. The program is fantastic because it gives our team access to Googles specially tailored knowledge capital, and best practices in deployment services. Passing this knowledge along to our Enterprise and SMB customers gives them a unique business advantage. This is a nice compliment to the added productivity and significant cost savings clients already gain by choosing Google Apps.

Google Apps brings simple, cost-effective and powerful communication and collaboration tools to the enterprise all hosted by Google. This streamlines setup, minimizes maintenance, and reduces IT costs. With Gmail (including Google email security, powered by Postini), Google Calendar, and integrated IM, users stay connected and work together with ease. Using Google Docs and Google Sites, which include word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and website creation tools, employees can share files and collaborate in real-time, keeping versions organized and available wherever and whenever they work.

The Google Apps Reseller program includes companies globally that sell, service and customize Google Apps for Business for their customers. As a part of the Apps Reseller program, SheepDogInc.ca receives training, support and deployment tools from Google, as well as access to APIs for integrating Google Apps into their customers’ business operations. For more information on the Google Premier Reseller Program visit the Google Reseller Program website: http://www.google.com/enterprise/resellers.

About SheepDogInc.ca

Founded in 2008 SheepDogInc.ca, is a Premier Google Apps reseller and development company servicing Enterprise and SMB customers throughout North America. SheepdogInc.ca is 100% customer focused, helping them migrate to the cloud, consulting on Google Apps, Google platform and App engine as well offering custom application development using the latest cloud-based technologies. SheepDogInc.ca was named the second fastest growing company in Atlantic Canada in 2011. SheepDogInc.ca is a privately-held company head-quartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada with locations in Toronto and San Diego.

Find out more at http://www.sheepdoginc.ca

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Todd Williams Vice President

902-442-8238 1-888-807-5765

todd(dot)williams(at)sheepdoginc(dot)ca

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