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Today’s High Definition collaboration technologies enhance meetings in a variety of vertical industries. With the ability to collaborate seamlessly at a distance, remote meeting participants no longer feel excluded but can actively participate with face to face communications.
Video conferencing has come of age and is used in every industry. Recent developments in mobile devices and wireless networks have propelled further interest in being able to video information anytime, from anywhere.
• Connect dispersed staff without travel
• Bring in remote experts for consultation or training
• Interview job candidates or witnesses
• Make a presentation to a vendor or customer
• View data and presentations on on-demand or real-time
• Receive information at any time or place
The use of video conferencing has the potential to increase productivity and efficiency by reducing unproductive travel time, preventing meeting delays, creating shorter and more structured meetings and allowing for greater reach of a message. Video conferencing also allows for an increased number of participants. It is often difficult to get information to everyone at the same time, but with video conferencing, all individuals who need data can get the information when it is easiest for them.
Many organizations have realized a real competitive advantage using video conferencing. Products are developed and introduced to the market more quickly, problems are resolved faster and everyone needing to be involved in a decision can be without the need to travel or wait for an in-person meeting to take place.
Video conferencing has been a significant benefit to training organizations. No longer must students travel to receive training. Trainers are able to train more students at one time.
One high-tech firm used video conferencing to train product managers of a firm that was recently acquired.The training vice president said, “Thousands of people were trained in a much shorter period of time using video conferencing. Our staff would not have accomplished our training goal without using video. Travel would have been costly and would have resulted in a longer time to complete the training. We are completely sold on the value of video conferencing.”
Video conferencing has been commercially available since 1982. Since that time, video technology has become available on a variety of devices, from room-based to handheld. The technology has also reached the point that it is viewed as a necessity and not just a nicety. Most agree that video conferencing is effectively used to supplement travel, increase productivity and improve efficiency. With video conferencing, meetings are more productive, better decisions can be made more quickly and true collaboration at a distance is possible.
And the tools that go with videoconferencing make it easier than ever to host productive meetings regardless of industry. Via Collage is a wireless presentation and collaboration solution that makes it easier to get actual work done during meetings. With any laptop or mobile device, users can view, edit and comment on documents in real time, share files and chat with individuals or multiple participants simultaneously.
(The Real Business Benefits of Video Conferencing S. Ann Earon, Ph.D.President, Telemanagement Resources International Inc.)