Adele Thornton

Adele Thornton

Country Manager for UK and Ireland at Synergy SKY

Recent posts by Adele Thornton

10 min read

How to deliver interactive presentations with PowerPoint Live in video meetings

By Adele Thornton on Jul 11, 2023 3:30:00 PM

Discover the revolutionary Microsoft PowerPoint Live feature within Microsoft Teams, which allows you to share your presentations interactively during video meetings without needing to share your screen. By using this application, you gain access to a wide range of engaging features, including real-time transcription and translation, audience participation tools, and the ability for viewers to navigate through the presentation at their own pace.

In this article, you will delve into the mastery of PowerPoint Live, not only in meetings with other Teams clients but also in video conference meetings with SIP systems like Cisco and Poly.

Topics: Video Conferencing Microsoft Mixed Workflows Interoperability SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT
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How will “hybrid work” affect meeting room and videoconference utilization?

By Adele Thornton on Mar 6, 2023 2:14:00 PM

It has become more important than ever to know what "hybrid work" is, how it will develop and what its impact on how we use meeting rooms actually is.

Topics: Video Conferencing News & Press Interoperability Synergy SKY CONNECT
4 min read

Helping NHS Trusts reconnect with remote clinicians & experts for Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings

By Adele Thornton on Nov 11, 2022 3:00:00 PM

Synergy SKY stepped in to support the NHS with continuation of critical MDT meetings that include remote clinicians joining the meetings on Microsoft Teams, by providing an alternative interoperability solution. 

Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) service continuation is essential in the NHS for the health and well-being of patients and the collective expertise of specialists involved in a patient’s pathway. This includes the discussion of the diagnosis, pain management, support, welfare or treatment, and recovery. 

In June 2020, the NHS announced an agreement with Microsoft that would lead to the rollout of Microsoft Teams to 1.2 million users, across 450 organisations supporting patients in the NHS.  It was highlighted in a study by the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust* that this roll-out saved NHS users 2.9 million hours of NHS time.  According to NHS Digital, it replaced 14.5 million phone calls and hosted more than 32 million virtual meetings. Needless to say, it has been a huge success and became “the norm” for users across the NHS.  

Topics: Video Conferencing Microsoft Cisco Mixed Workflows Interoperability SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT
4 min read

Does taking off Friday increase productivity?

By Adele Thornton on Oct 13, 2021 2:30:00 PM

I recently created a poll to ask a question on LinkedIn about whether my network works Fridays. This was after a comment an acquaintance made that surprised me: “MOST PEOPLE TAKE FRIDAYS OFF NOW THAT THEY WORK FROM HOME”. Once my poll received over 70,000 views and thousands of votes I realized it was a very prevalent topic with mixed opinions.

Topics: Meeting No-show Remote Work

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