As businesses continue to expand video collaboration access through the organization, they are looking for ways to integrate Microsoft Lync into their infrastructure to provide wider access while keeping costs in check.

We also believe that this is an excellent idea not just for the individual but also for small meeting and huddle rooms. But the Lync solutions require some enhancement when participants exceed 1 or 2 people — and you have 6-8 people participating from a single room.

In this whitepaper, ZK Research provides some handy tips and best practices that your organization should keep in mind when building a Microsoft Lync based video collaboration solution.

Some of the most important observations…

“Enable IM and presence first. Organizations should initially deploy Lync in parallel to existing communications infrastructure and enable basic Lync functions such as IM and presence. Workers will get familiar with Lync as a communications tool by augmenting collaboration tools they already use.”

“Inventory existing voice and video assets. This provides the company with an idea of how much infrastructure can be used in the new Lync environment. A number of existing video systems and conference phones may work with Lync, which will create additional costs savings.”

“Migrate SIP trunking. The SIP trunk can extend the IP capabilities of Lync beyond the enterprise demarcation point, making it easier to deploy Lync to enhance B2B collaboration.”

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AV Solutions, Audio Visual Consultants at Actis Technologies India