Nowhere are business practices changing more rapidly than in the shift away from in-person meetings to virtual connectivity. It's a change that affects interactions with clients and customers as well as within the enterprise.
The key take-away for today's businesses is that advances in conferencing and collaboration technologies mean that virtual is no longer an exotic, unreliable or inferior mode of interaction. In fact, conferencing and collaboration technologies can enable new and amazingly effective and efficient ways of communicating and collaborating.
Virtually every type and size of business can benefit. Together, these technologies cover a range of functionalities, including those that work for groups and for individuals, for internal communications and for external, for informal communications and for formal presentations:
- Web conferencing
- Audio conferencing
- Video conferencing
- Desktop application sharing
- Instant messaging
- Virtual meeting rooms
- Online presentations
- Multimedia recording
- The Push of a Button
One key to the value of these new technologies is the simplicity of use. Setting up a video conference can be quick and easy, with no counterproductive delays for "technical difficulties."
Another benefit is cost. Long prohibitively expensive, conferencing is now within reach of almost every business, thanks to the availability of IP-enabled systems. Barry is highly skilled at assessing the conferencing needs of businesses, designing and installing systems, and helping to enable rapid adoption in order to maximize productivity.