When, Why, and How to Conduct an AV Technology Proof of Concept
There are many reasons an organisation should consider conducting a trial or proof of concept of a technology solution before rolling it out into a wider environment. In this episode of the Tech Simple podcast David and Jonathan are joined by Mark Samuel who is the Head of Workplace IT at TPG Telecom in Australia. Mark has a wealth of experience when it comes to technology for the workplace in large organisations and is kind enough to share his insights around the when, why, and how to conduct successful proof of concepts.
We start by talking about best practices and the steps to follow when conducting a proof of concept, which includes interpreting the results. Mark then walks us through a recent case study example of a proof of concept he and the team at TPG Telecom completed. It covers the seamless integration of Cisco meeting room technology with Microsoft Teams. He goes into detail about why it needed to be done, how he and the team worked closely with manufacturers to assess all the options, and how they went about gathering the all-important feedback from different end users within the company.
Lastly the conversation covers our collective thoughts on what we can expect to see from technology in the workplace in the coming years. In a nutshell – further simplicity, more seamless experiences, and using software and artificial intelligence was our consensus.