Prysm Boosts Enterprise-Wide Collaboration through Integrations with Microsoft Applications

New integrations for the Prysm Visual Workplace leverage existing enterprise Microsoft ecosystems

InfoComm 2016 (Booth #N305) Las Vegas, June 8, 2016

To enhance offerings within Prysm Visual Workplace™, Prysm today announces an integration with Microsoft OneDrive for Business and Office 365, making it even easier to work with Microsoft Corp. tools and applications.

Using the OneDrive for Business API from Microsoft, Prysm has made it easy for customers to connect Prysm to their existing OneDrive for Business environments to make it a seamless experience for end users to access, search for, and sync with content from OneDrive for Business. Within a Prysm Visual Workplace project, users may now access, work within and download content from Office 365 using Prysm’s built-in web capabilities.
 
These new integrations are in addition to the previously announced Microsoft Skype for Business integration, built using the Microsoft Software Developer Kit (SDK), which created an exceptional user experience for Skype users on large display walls, a first in the industry.  The Skype for Business integration from Prysm enables users to schedule or join an already scheduled Skype meeting from the Prysm Visual Workplace platform, allowing remote participants to fully engage in meetings with the ability to access and interact with all of the content loaded into the workplace.

Prysm Visual Workplace offers a unique and innovative environment enabling its users to access all of their content and data at the same time; while many traditional systems allow you to only bring up one piece of content for review at a time, when in a group setting. Working with unlimited amounts of data and file formats in a single space, users can interact and collaborate from any location or device, spurring innovation both in-office and among remote participants.

With Prysm Visual Workplace, applications, content, video conferencing and the Web are all combined into a visual workplace where teams can create, edit and share. These interactive workplaces are stored in the cloud and accessible from any device so that everyone can contribute — whether they are in the meeting room, or on the road. As enterprises are constantly looking to maximize technology investments, through this integration Prysm users are able to leverage their current Microsoft portfolios within the Prysm Visual Workplace to expand their collaboration capabilities. The Microsoft applications are added as a content layer to enable a seamless experience from the desktop where content is created to the meeting room where it is reviewed and edited by groups.

As data and content are shared throughout the enterprise, security is a key priority in the Prysm Visual Workplace. Specifically, Prysm Cloud is built on top of Microsoft Azure, an open, flexible and enterprise-grade cloud computing platform. Azure meets a broad set of international and industry-specific compliance standards, such as ISO 27001, HIPAA, FedRAMP, SOC 1 and SOC 2, as well as country-specific standards like Australia IRAP, UK G-Cloud and Singapore MTCS. The Azure platform is deployed by 85 percent of the Fortune 500.

“We want to make collaboration as easy as possible for our customers and will go above and beyond to make sure they have every application that enables them to seamlessly collaborate with colleagues, customers and partners, no matter their location or device,” said Paige O’Neill, CMO, Prysm. “Content aside, data security is one of our top priorities. As Microsoft is synonymous with enterprise applications, cloud computing and security, our work with Microsoft is incredibly important. With this integration, enterprises are not only able to leverage their existing Microsoft investments but remain confident that their shared data is safe and secure.”

The Prysm Visual Workplace Microsoft Office 365 integration is available starting in Q3, 2016. Prysm will demonstrate the new capabilities at InfoComm 2016 in booth #N305. The company will also hold thought leadership sessions throughout the show at the booth including:

Wednesday, June 8

10:30 a.m. PT – Digital, Disparate, and Disengaged – Realities of the workplace and what to do about it

2 p.m. PT – From Collaboration to Innovation: Strategies for Moving your Company to a Visual Workplace

Thursday, June 9

11 a.m. PT – Using the Employee Experience to Improve the Customer Experience: Proving the ROI

Prysm will also be posting live updates on the Prysm blog throughout the show at: http://bit.ly/1WCqs1Z. For additional updates from Prysm at InfoComm, follow the company on Twitter at @PrysmInc.

About Prysm, Inc.
Prysm is helping companies define a new way of work. One where applications, content, video conferencing and the Web can all be easily combined into a visual workspace where teams can create, edit and share. These interactive workspaces are stored in the cloud and available on any sized screen. Prysm’s Visual Workplace solutions span from executive briefing center to home office — and every size workplace in between. Today, Prysm powers 20 percent of the Fortune 500 and our customers are leaders in all industries including technology, energy, finance, healthcare, media and universities. To define your company’s new way of work, visit prysm.com.

Visual Workplace is a trademark and Prysm is a registered trademark of Prysm, Inc.
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

Digital, Disparate, and Disengaged: New Study Reveals Substantial Gap Between IT and Facilities Leadership and Employees

Independent Consulting study commissioned by Prysm shows disconnects, offers advice for IT leaders

San Jose, Calif., June 7, 2016

Prysm revealed today in a new commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting that while 75 percent of IT and facilities leaders said their executives and line-of-business leaders are putting moderate to extreme pressure on them to create or implement innovative collaboration solutions for employees, information workers find in-office technologies stunted and ineffective – much to the surprise of IT technology managers.

What are the disparate notions among IT and facilities leaders and information workers in the workplace regarding technology initiatives?

The majority of IT and facilities leaders surveyed said that the following initiatives are a top or high priority for their company, while the majority of workers disagreed. Answers to the following questions varied widely between the two groups, with key findings including:

  • Is improving employee productivity prioritized?
    • 88 percent of IT leaders say it’s one of the top priorities or a high priority, compared to only 47 percent of workers
  • Is your company fostering employee collaboration?
    • 74 percent of IT leaders identify it as a priority, while just 31 percent of workers feel the same.
  • Is fostering innovation a priority?
    • 72 percent of IT leaders say their company is placing sufficient focus on innovation, while only 39 percent of workers feel their companies are making it a priority.

What do workers want their IT and facilities teams to know?

  • Workers do not define work as a “place” anymore, and it has changed the way they work and what tools they need at their disposal.
  • Nearly all workers surveyed reported challenges with their company’s collaboration application and technology tools.
  • IT and facilities managers consistently underestimate the challenges and overestimate the effectiveness of technology-enabled meetings at their companies.

What benefits are available to IT managers who can bridge the gap for knowledge workers?

  • Gains can be easily found, as money is currently left on the table due to lost innovation and delays resulting from lack of collaboration technology in many of today’s enterprises.
  • Helping workers succeed with technology in their ability to work at any time, in any place, on any device, will promote better collaboration, productivity and gains for their company.
  • Next-generation collaboration technologies will boost employee engagement, which the study suggests can improve productivity, engagement and business initiatives, as well as staff growth and retention.

“We were also surprised that this study revealed such a big disconnect in thinking from the IT and facilities leaders to the information worker. What we were not surprised by is the enthusiasm from both sides of the aisle, both IT/facilities and information workers, that next-generation collaboration features have broad appeal across both groups,” said Paige O’Neill, CMO, Prysm. “We have seen firsthand from Prysm customers the gains they have made in boosting collaboration, efficiency and employee engagement by implementing Prysm Visual Workplace, and most recently our mobile feature – connecting employees from any location, at any time and on any device.”

While the study revealed a large gap between IT and facilities leaders and information workers, it also revealed that next-generation collaboration features appeal to workers and decision-makers alike. The May 2016 commissioned Thought Leadership Paper developed from the survey: Digital, Disparate, and Disengaged: Bridging the Gap Between In-Office and Remote Workers, conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Prysm, offers three key recommendations to quickly help drive productivity, effectiveness and employee retention. The study can be downloaded below.

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About Prysm, Inc.
Prysm is helping companies define a new way of work. One where applications, content, video conferencing and the Web can all be easily combined into a visual workspace where teams can create, edit and share. These interactive workspaces are stored in the cloud and available on any sized screen. Prysm’s Visual Workplace solutions span from executive briefing center to home office — and every size workplace in between. Today, Prysm powers 20 percent of the Fortune 500 and our customers are leaders in all industries including technology, energy, finance, healthcare, media and universities. To define your company’s new way of work, visit prysm.com.

Visual Workplace is a trademark and Prysm is a registered trademark of Prysm, Inc.
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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