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Video Conferencing: Benefits in the Workplace

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March 02, 2012

Video Conferencing: Benefits in the Workplace

By Daniel Brecht, Contributing Writer

Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert), a business and research consulting firm that offers market analysis and provides best-practice models for enterprises, published its whitepaper, Identifying the Value of Video Collaboration: Critical Steps for Supporting Social Business,  on March 1, 2012, demonstrating that video conferencing in the workplace can reduce costs and boost productivity. The document explains how using video conferencing systems can allow two or more locations to communicate face-to-face simultaneously through videos calls.  As a result, people can still hold work meetings as often as they like and at any time from either an office or in a conference room.

Video conferencingis saving businesses time and money; it helps businesses hold meetings and conduct interviews without leaving the workplace. Also, it prevents time-consuming travel and high travel costs to meet others in different areas.  Simply said, videoconferences provide a cost-effective solution to connect people (using advanced technology, software and a network) and bring them together for face-to-face communication or online conferencing wherever they are.

Using the right videoconferencing equipment and having a high-speed synchronous end-to-end connection will make a significant impact in the workplace. It will providefast, efficient, convenient, effective communication and collaboration by means of voice, video and data.  With video conferencing, there is no need to worry about missing any important face-to-face virtual meetings or training sessions again.

In summary, the analysis of the whitepaper found that video conferencing is “a functional solution that lets users bridge geographic and cultural boundaries through a single interface.” It is also an affordable solution offering advanced communication technology and allowing true collaboration for all types of businesses. Most importantly though is, it can be used to quickly solve problems and make decisions on the spot.

Those interested in operating a video chat system created for multipoint video conferencing for meetings and discussions can set up a point-to-point video conference in seconds. Workplaces will find that a video conferencing system is relatively easyto configure and use once it is set up correctly.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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