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The Mayor Opens BCS Global's New HQ

Posted by Matt Cole

02-Jun-2014 12:34:00

On Thursday 29th May, The Mayor of Slough opened BCS Global's new office and demo facility located at Keypoint in Slough. The video below captures the day, energy and passion, produced by the BCS Global team.


The day was a great success with the full portfolio of products and services on display for the invited media and industry individuals to witness in person.
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Mayor of Slough to Open BCS Global's New Unified Collaboration Facility.

Posted by Matt Cole

20-May-2014 13:56:00

BALVINDER SINGH BAINS, MAYOR OF SLOUGH, OPENS BCS GLOBAL’S NEW HEADQUARTERS & PURPOSE BUILT UNIFIED COLLABORATION FACILITY


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Balvinder Sing Bains, Mayor of Slough

BCS Global Networks Ltd, a leading visual communication and collaboration provider, has announced that Balvinder Singh Bains, Mayor of Slough, is formally opening their new headquarters at Keypoint, Slough on May 29th, 2014

BCS Global moved to a new state-of-art facility where they provide support to their >2000 customers globally and can now exhibit their progressive visual collaboration and communications technologies from their product portfolio in the area of Managed Video Services, Digital Media, desktop and Telepresence visual communications and unified communication solutions. This comprehensive suite of services are offered under the BCS Global brands Virtual Presence, Virtual Telepresence, Cloudmedia, Virtual Connect, iView and SmartSpace.

BCS Global welcomes Balvinder Sing Bains, the mayor of Slough, in opening and showcasing this state of the art facility, encouraging businesses to visit the centre to understand the solutions available to accelerate business decisions and competitive advantages in this global economy. "Slough has been home to BCS Global for six years and I am very excited to open our new facility that offers so much more to our customers and partners", says Clive Sawkins, CEO of BCS Global Networks Ltd. 

The centre is connected to BCS Global offices around the globe and available to all of our customers and channel partners through our global network footprint.

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BCS Global Realizes Double-Digit Growth in 2013

Posted by Matt Cole

20-May-2014 07:00:00

Strategic Partnerships and Solid User Experience Generate Double-Digit Growth for BCS Global

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World Cup 2014 and Videoconferencing

Posted by Matt Cole

14-Apr-2014 11:32:00

Clive Sawkins, CEO at BCS Global, speaks about some of the issues many companies will experience during this years world cup campaign. Could cost effective, software-based business video communication and collaboration solutions be the answer? [VIDEO] 


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NEXT GENERATION IVIEW, POWERED BY VIDYO IS HERE, AND IT'S AMAZING!

Posted by Matt Cole

01-Apr-2014 15:31:00

BCS Global introduces iView, powered by Vidyo 3.0, adding user experience innovation to the Industry’s most scalable collaboration system.


BCS Global today announced its next generation iView, powered by Vidyo, Inc, providing enhanced usability and new innovations to its software-based video communications and collaboration portfolio with the integration of VidyoConferencing™ 3.0. Vidyo, a strategic partner of BCS Global, has revolutionized the video conferencing industry with its award-winning VidyoWorks™ platform that delivers unparalleled user experiences on devices and networks people already have, all at audio conferencing prices and while connecting legacy video conferencing devices and phones as needed.

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The VidyoConferencing 3.0 upgrade propels the industry forward once again, providing users with a newly designed integrated desktop that raises the bar on the video user experience and democratizes access to visual communications.

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A Great Partner Community!

Posted by Matt Cole

25-Feb-2014 12:34:00

Clive Sawkins, CEO - BCS Global, speaks about the being awarded both the Deloitte UK Fast 50 and EMEA Fast 500. Without having and supporting the partner community that BCS Global have built over the years, awards likes this would not be possible, so thanks go out to the great partner community!



 

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New Demonstration Facility

Posted by Matt Cole

25-Feb-2014 11:13:00

BCS Global are moving their UK Headquarters to a purpose built demonstration facility where they will have the latest in video collaboration and screenmedia communication technology on show! The move will be taking place at the end of March this year, where the facilities will be open for both partners and customers to take advantage of this excellent space! Take a sneak peak below and subscribe to email updates to be sure you are on the forefront of the communications.


 

 


 

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Signs of Things to Come

Posted by Matt Cole

27-Jan-2014 08:48:00

Digital signage is becoming more accessible and affordable says Matt Cole, director of marketing and creative at BCS Cloudmedia

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Not What You Do…. But the Way That You Do It

Posted by Matt Cole

27-Jan-2014 08:47:04

Could a cloud-based model for digital signage including the creation and management of content be a step in the right direction? Or will security worries prevent take-up? Matt Cole, director of marketing and creative of BCS Global discusses…

Many of us have done it at some time in our lives. We decide to take up golf, learn to paint, play the oboe or some other temporary enthusiasm. We start with good intentions and  buy the books and all the kit, at great expense. We then realise that we don’t really have time to give it the time and attention needed to do it properly. 

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Make your digital signs work harder in 2014

Posted by Matt Cole

27-Jan-2014 08:42:00

The global digital signage industry looks set to hit $13.9 million (£8.5 million) by the end of the year, with retailers making up around 42 percent of the market, according to the research and analyst firm IHS. As a result, shoppers that venture into the high street this year are going to come across many more digital screens than they did in the past.

This is not surprising: to address fierce competition from online brands, traditional retailers are doing all they can to maximise the spend of every customer that walks through the door in a far more proactive way than ever before.

How can retailers who have invested in these screens receive the best return this year? Firstly, don't lose sight of the big picture. You wouldn't plan an advertising campaign without an overarching plan – but it's surprising how some retailers see their digital signage programme as something separate from their wider marketing strategy. Like conventional marketing collateral, digital signage must attract attention, keep the viewer engrossed, transfer easy-to-understand knowledge and convert interest into sales.

Customer knowledge is key. All retailers like to believe that they know who they are targeting, but a stereotyped customer profile is no longer enough: you need to know why they are there and what makes them tick. Does the store attract the kind of person that regards shopping as a leisure activity, or are they making practical purchases and want easily accessible information for a quick buying decision? All of this should affect the way your digital content is designed and delivered.

A shop in a commuter town might be full of older people and parents of young children during the week, yet packed with young professionals at the weekend, therefore it is imperative to make sure that your content is flexible and can be tweaked accordingly – and you can take advantage of the latest technology to do this. It's now possible to use embedded cameras with facial recognition technology to monitor who is looking at the screen, triggering different content according to age or gender.

You can now buy digital signage as a managed service in the cloud. This method combines the on-going support of hardware and software with the creation, management and measurement of content, working with a retailer's marketing team where appropriate. As a result, upfront costs are significantly reduced, the solution is highly scalable and retailers have access to digital signage professionals who are completely abreast of the latest ideas and developments in designing, monitoring and measuring campaigns.

At the heart of all of this, the customer must remain the central focus. It might appear obvious, but many digital signs are used as pure advertising vehicles, instead of providing information that will make customers' lives easier. Digital signage solutions need to do far more than simply convey a message; they are best used within a marketing mix that enriches the audience experience.

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