The Business Landscape has suffered dramatic changes in recent years, and the only way to stay competitive in an increasingly global and virtual environment is by means of embracing technology and being an EARLY ADOPTER.
Unified communications and collaboration are radically changing the way people work, and video conferencing in particular, has proven to be a major asset to companies looking to make the most out of face-to-face interaction, while cutting costs at the same time.
BOTTOM LINE… Video Conferencing offers an extremely attractive ROI!
Things Will Never Be The Same Again
Currently, the number of employees working on remote locations or from home continues on the rise, but rarely “seeing” their colleagues, business partners and customers “in the flesh” most of the time.
In a knowledge based economy, in which information, ideas and execution are what separates leaders from followers, making sure that the best ideas are shared and acted upon ASAP is crucial, but employees collaboration proves itself to be challenging most of the times.
The need for better optimization is leading to the emergence of new communication tools, such as integrated audio, web and video conferencing systems, thus allowing employees, teams and communities to share information and connect with each other, while eliminating all sorts of geographic and cultural boundaries, and yes, using a SINGLE INTERFACE.
Where does video conferencing fits in? By allowing companies to be more competitive, since research clearly states that people understand more, when they actually see people speaking, rather than just listening to their voices.
Also, today’s video conferencing solutions are fairly easy to use even for the “technologically challenged”, being even more valuable when they’re part of a broader audio and web solution, since users can share slides, edit docs and truly collaborate in real time, despite being across the globe from one another if that happens to be the case.
The New ROI? ROVC – Return on Video Conference
Cost efficiency is probably the number one response that you’ll get from most managers in terms of what’s the most important and deciding factor when it comes to business optimization, but make no mistake: productivity and optimized response cycles are just as important, if not more.
With that in mind, companies need to be prepared to deliver the best available technology to the right individuals, making sure the transition goes as smooth as possible; also, they are realizing that PC Based Video Conferencing offer the most cost-effective way to extend the benefits of visual communication to every employee who actually needs it.
Video conferencing offers tremendous ROI, most of the times paying itself in a matter of months; just think of the money you’ll be able to save on traveling expenses, not to mention the importance of employee productivity, that instead of being in transit, can actually use that time to work. Pretty much a no brainer, right?
Last, but not least, video conferencing also plays a key role in facilitating the integration process for remote employees within the group, translating into more productive meetings as well as in the shortening of response cycles and decision making.
Video Conference Solutions – What To Look For?
The answer is RSUC – Reliability, Security, Usability and Cost Effectiveness.
Like all technology, it’s critical that the solution for which you opt ideally works 100% of the time for each and every user, regardless of their respective network connectivity; since more and more employees rely on it to eliminate in-person events; plus, it should also be easily scalable as it proves itself to be necessary moving forward.
Security is the name of the game, and alike any transversal tool within an organization, it is fundamental that the technology is extremely secure, as well as easily manageable from an IT Department perspective.
Regardless of how technologically skilled employees are from top to bottom of the organization, the ideal solution is that the presented system is pretty intuitive and straightforward, thus eliminating the need of significant training and/or formation; yes, even for the layman.
To prove itself highly valuable, the video conferencing technology must be available to everyone within the organization and not just a select few. Desktop video solutions are flexible, since they allow access from any PC or Mobile Device, but technology is now able to join the best of both worlds – meetings in the comfort, space and quality of a room-based system and monetize the investment while linking different systems at the same time in the same meeting.
To sum it all up, in this Global Network in which we are ON all the time, advanced communications and collaborative technologies age changing the way business are made, potentiating productivity, eliminating expenditure and dramatically reducing response cycles.
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