Technological advancement has always been parabolic in nature; the more technology we have, the faster we discover even more. We’ve gotten to the point where advances seem to happen faster than we can keep up with them. Think about it: thirty years ago, a cell phone was the size of a brick and cost a small fortune. By the mid 1990s, they’d become a business staple, and by the mid 2000s, even middle-school students had them – just as smartphones were starting to become the next business must-have. Now, less than a decade later, smartphones are beginning to outsell simple mobile phones, and the iPhone has gone through seven generations since debuting in 2007.
We mention all this by way of calling into question the presumptions you may have about video conferencing systems. If you think that video conferencing is something only a Fortune 500 company can afford – something that takes up an entire room and costs a fortune to operate – then you’d be surprised to learn that video conferencing comes in all shapes and sizes, and can fit any budget. It’s time to start rethinking video conferencing’s place in your business, and here’s why:
1. Video conferencing expedites business processes. Even as far back as the creation of the modern business office over a century ago, the goal of business technology has been speed: speed of the decision making, speed of communication with clients, speed of bringing products to market. Video conferencing allows you to collaborate instantaneously with coworkers, clients, and contractors all over the world, even with those away from the office, thanks to mobile conferencing solutions. Never has it been possible to do so much, so fast – and that saves you money while helping you beat the competition for market shares.
2. It gives you what you need now, while leaving room to grow. Over the past few years, video conferencing solutions have become increasingly scalable. That means you can get what you need now – with a price tag to match – while being able to upgrade your solution as your firm grows. You get the benefits of video conferencing now, without having to worry about outgrowing your solution and needing to invest in a whole new system down the road.
3. The quality of the experience is better than ever. With 1080p60 high definition pictures and audio to match, video conferencing blows free video and web conferencing services out of the water in terms of the quality of the experience. It’s now possible to have a true-to-life, face-to-face conversation with clients, customers, and coworkers no matter where they are geographically, improving long-distance communication like never before.
Now that you’re considering adopting a video conferencing solution at your company, it’s time to start thinking about what your unique needs and goals are. It can be a tough thing to get a handle on, but don’t worry – we have you covered. Download our “10 Things to Consider Before You Invest in Video Conferencing” eBook and find out how to select the right solution to meet your needs.