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Why Your Business Needs Video Conferencing

Feb 10 2015

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Video conferencing has become an important tool for businesses –enhancing both communication and collaboration. Your business may rely on other forms of long-distance communication, like email, phone conferences, and even travel. However, a reliable, high-definition video conferencing system can solve several problems and improve operations for any business regardless of size or industry.

  1. Reduced Costs and Increased Safety
    Most businesses have employees who travel often and telecommuting employees who periodically travel to the main office. Video conferencing reduces travel time and expenses while saving a great deal in airline tickets, hotel fees, and other costs, as well as reducing the risk of travel-related issues and injuries.
  2. Increased Mobility
    For those employees who must travel or who work from various locations, their mobile devices can serve as video conferencing tools. This allows all team members in the field to participate in your company’s conferences and meetings no matter where they are.
  3. Improved Efficiency and Productivity
    Writing emails and instant messages are occasionally effective ways of communicating, but they can be inefficient, especially when several messages are needed to fully understand detailed issues. Video conferencing allows for much more efficient communications and drives improved productivity so that your employees spend less time exchanging messages. This in turn leads to accelerated decision-making and reduces the amount of time needed to complete important projects.
  4. Better Collaboration and Business Relationships
    Most communication is dependent on vocal inflections and body language rather than the actual words one may use. Video conferences are superior to email and phone communications as they improve employee collaboration and relationships, ultimately leading to better employee engagement. Your clients will also feel more important if you choose to meet with them via a video conference rather than simply calling them. Most people appreciate the opportunity to speak with someone face-to-face and video conferencing is one of the most convenient options available today.
  5. More Flexibility for Your Business
    Scheduling impromptu meetings is difficult enough in a busy environment, but it is almost impossible to do so with remote employees or customers that are out of the local area. Your video conferencing system allows for the flexibility to schedule last-minute meetings with employees or clients.
  6. Training Made Easier
    Training is best done in person, but that is not always possible when you have staff members that telecommute. Video conferencing simplifies the training process for new hires by allowing them face time with their trainers, while also giving them a better understanding of important concepts and company information.

The following infographic provides deeper insight into the benefits of video conferencing. If your business is in need of a HD video conferencing system, please contact us to learn more about the options and services we provide to help your business reach its technology goals.

Jamie Friedman

Written by Jamie Friedman