Videoconferencing technology has never been better than it is right now. I could write the same sentence next year and it would be 100% accurate. In other words, videoconferencing technology is improving by leaps and bounds every year. Is your business taking full advantage of modern videoconferencing technology? Here are some things to consider before making that investment.
What Does Modern Videoconferencing Technology Do?
- Transmit 1080p HD resolution (or better) footage from your office to and from anywhere in the world
- Help employees communicate with overseas offices, customers, and clients
- Facilitate file transfer and group collaboration via the cloud
- Record, document, and save meetings across a variety of media (digital video files, DVDs, etc.)
- Display on-screen graphics for multimedia presentations to and from anywhere in the world
Top 6 Benefits of Modern Videoconferencing Technology
6) Reduce or Eliminate Travel Costs
In days gone by, businesspeople would need to travel around the world to make deals happen. Today, businesspeople still travel around the world to conduct business – but they don’t always need to. Thanks to videoconferencing, businesses around the world have been able to significantly reduce their travel costs. Why pay thousands of dollars to travel around the world for a handshake when you can achieve the same thing in 5 minutes over the internet?
5) Speed Up your Business
Instant file transfer and instant communication means business can get done more quickly through videoconferencing than ever before. Instead of relying on mail, phones, fax, or even email, you can speed up your business by implementing timely videoconferencing solutions.
Best of all, these videoconferencing solutions maintain the same face-to-face connection that is so integral in the business world.
Sure, you can conduct business over email. But you lose that human connection that facilitates business. 90% of communication is non-verbal. With videoconferencing technology, you still get that face-to-face experience.
4) Reduce Training Costs
Companies spend huge amounts of money sending training teams around the world to instruct employees. Videoconferencing means you can conduct the same training in 5 different offices on 5 continents. Even if you’re a smaller local business, you can help employees achieve a better work/life balance with reduced travel times and more efficient commutes.
3) Scalable to your Business
The capacity of videoconferencing platforms has increased by leaps and bounds over the years. Just a decade ago, wide scale videoconferencing could cost a business thousands of dollars per month. Modern communications technology has sliced these costs to a fraction of what they used to be.
Ultimately, that means videoconferencing can scale to the needs of your business. Whether you’re a small to mid-sized business that needs just a few videoconferencing connections or you’re a multinational business with dozens of overseas offices, it’s easy to find a videoconferencing platform that scales to your needs.
2) Don’t Let the Real World Impact your Business
Businesses with good videoconferencing technology are rock stars at continuity. In 2010, the ash cloud in Europe grounded more than 100,000 flights and left 10 million people stranded. Flus and other epidemics force employees to stay at home every year. But with videoconferencing, your employees can safely interact with the business from home, abroad, or anywhere in the world.
Put simply, a good videoconferencing system prevents acts of God from interfering with your ability to close the deal.
1) Optimizing for Mobile Has Never Been Easier
Businesses are increasingly using Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) systems to facilitate mobile connectivity among employees. Videoconferencing technology lets employees use their mobile technology – from tablets to smartphones – to easily keep in touch with the business wherever they go.
If an employee, client, or partner has a cell phone and a data connection, they can interact with your company no matter where they are. That power comes with huge potential – unfortunately, many businesses don’t have the videoconferencing technology needed to take full advantage of today’s mobile technology
Setting Up Videoconferencing Technology Is Easy and Cost-Effective
Ready to implement videoconferencing technology and other high-tech tools in your business? Leverage Technologies & Systems has a proven track record of helping clients maximize their ROI through technology. Leverage’s Managed IT Services utilize state-of-the-art support tools, first class engineers, and enterprise-grade processes to keep clients’ systems running at peak performance.
Find out more about how videoconferencing technology can help your business today by contacting Leverage.