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7 Reasons Your Business Needs Video Conferencing

January 26, 2015

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Video conferencing as a technology has come a long way in recent years. If the last time you tried video conferencing for business was in the early 2000s, no doubt you most likely recall poorly managed online meetings with static-filled connections, audio that was hard to understand and dropped calls that only serve to frustrate and detract from the important business at hand. Fast-forward to 2015, however, the situation is dramatically different. In point of fact, there are seven key reasons why your business shouldn't just think about video conferencing - it absolutely needs it!

1) Online Video Capabilities

One of the major benefits of modern day video conferencing systems are the total number of people that can participate. Video Conferencing solutions can be small one-to-one meeting or as large as 10,000 participants.

2) Mobile Conferencing 

Smartphones have become increasingly popular in recent years and video conferencing has certainly adapted to meet that increased demand. Services like iMeet and more offer compatibility with all types of endpoints including mobile devices like smartphones, tablets and more.

3) Online Team Meeting

Another great thing about modern day video conferencing systems has to do with the total number of people that can be displayed at one time.  Online team meetings can display multiple  people continuously, which means that everyone in a team can see each other at all points during the discussion providing a true face-to-face meeting experience. 

4)  No More Performance Issues

Many video conferencing performance issues from the past rose because of challenges with wireless networks, software deployments and more. Modern day services like Lync offer ultra-low latency, which makes talking over an online video just as easy as talking on the traditional phone. They're also designed to work over wireless networks, mobile hotspots and other types of Internet access points.

5) Looking Towards the Future

Video conferencing isn't just a popular method of communication across organizations - it's actually the preferred method in a wide variety of different scenarios. According to industry research, 75% of senior management agreed that online video conferencing will replace conference calls in the future as the chosen method for business communication. This means that if your organization fails to properly implement video conferencing now, it runs the risk of being left behind in the very near future.

6) Document Sharing

Video conferencing is no longer just a way for multiple people to see and hear each other during an important business meeting. Many systems like Lync, Bluejeans and more now offer the ability to share data between all participants at the same time. This means that someone doesn't have to read that important new report out loud so that everyone knows what is going on - the PDF file that contains the report can actually quickly be shared to all participants, keeping everyone on the same page and allowing for conference calls to be infinitely more productive at the same time.

7) Customized Solutions

Many video conferencing solutions also employ web services API packages, which allow an in-house team of developers to create a customized look and feel to the clients that they're using. You can emphasize the features that are important to your organization, create consistent branding and perform other tasks that really make the solution look and feel like your own product as opposed to a third party solution.

No two video conferencing solutions are created in quite the same way, which is why we've compiled the special report to provide you with information about choosing one that will best serve the specific needs of your own business.

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