How can today’s videoconferencing technology enable companies to save travel and communication costs?
Clive Sawkins. As the environment for collaboration is changing, the ‘tried and true’ collaboration method of face-to-face meetings has become too costly and has a huge impact on employee productivity. Companies now need collaboration technologies that allow anyone, anywhere, anytime and on any connected device to work together. With the potential for signifi cant reduction in travel expenses and the ability to conduct productive meetings leading to effi cient and eff ective decision-making, videoconferencing is fast emerging as one of the most feasible enterprise collaboration technologies.
Today’s videoconferencing and telepresence solutions enable companies to have an immersive experience that is very close to a face-to-face meeting experience. While face-to-face meetings require customers or employees of a company to travel, arrange for hotels and transport – in addition to the productivity loss and stress resulting from airport security and delays, traffi c, spending hours just to get to a business meeting lasting an hour or two – a video conference meeting can be conducted with greater ease without leaving the comfort of one’s office.