Increasingly, video conferencing is seen as an essential tool in meeting communication needs more efficiently, saving valuable time and money which is then reinvested elsewhere in the business.
SMEs must pay attention to the video conferencing systems they adopt. Relying on free services like Skype can be appealing, but issues around reliability, quality, management, security and control may make these applications less than desirable. An awkward conversation due to delay and packet loss can lead to communication issues and thus poor business relationships.
You can video conference today without any capital costs by using video conferencing on an ad hoc basis through our network of 3500 public video conference facilities. Find your nearest video conference facility.
For more frequent use buying may be cost effective. Whether your need is for a desktop / laptop solution, or a larger unit to provide for group meetings, such as a boardroom environment, we have the expertise and experience to help.
If you are a small, medium or enterprise business with any of the following, video conferencing can work for you:
• Your employees, partners and customers are in more than one location
• You need to cut travel costs and other expenses
• You want to drive better collaboration in your business
• You want to improve meeting usefulness and employee productivity
• You are moving into a new location
• Your company has already adopted a BYOD culture.
Video conferencing can pay for itself in a matter of months with savings on travel and related expenses – and that’s without taking account of benefits like promoting a greater feeling of inclusiveness among remote employees and greater productivity with employees using the time they would have wasted travelling, on actual work.
Benefits to SME’s that have adopted videoconferencing:
• More frequent “face to face” communication
• Reduced travel costs
• Time saved on travel to and participation in meetings (video meetings tend to be shorter than traditional meetings)
• Re-investment of time saved in other productive areas
• Continuous efficiency saving as new uses are found for video conferencing (e.g. in the delivery of standard quality training within an organisation)
• Improved links with customers and suppliers.