Technology hasn’t yet progressed to the point that we can get out our cell phones, shout ‘Beam me up, Scotty!’ and be transported to a different place. Videoconferencing, on the other hand, comes close. While we can’t drop in on the spouse and kids during a ten minute work break in a different city, we can see and hear them as clearly as if they were in the same room. In business and legal procedures, moreover, Videoconferencing can be invaluable. With Videoconferencing Annapolis, MD participants can interact with others in, say, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia face-to-face as conveniently as they would all seated around the same conference table.
Of course, as with any new technology, there are new terms and acronyms to be learned in connection with Videoconferencing. There’s video streaming, which refers to a method by which the viewer can begin watching a presentation before the sender has finished loading it, IP (Internet Protocol), P2P (point to point, for a conference connection between two parties only), Multipoint (for connecting more than two parties) and a number of others. These are not hard to learn; it just takes time and good memorization skills.
Videoconferencing also takes a relatively small investment in equipment plus a noise free environment for all participants so that everyone is focused and able to hear what’s being said. The payback is tremendous. Compare the expense of plane fares, hotels and downtime to Videoconferencing and it doesn’y take long to see the advantages of keeping up with technology. Of course, some things, like sales calls, are just better done in person. Use technology such as conferencing to free up your best people to perform these tasks.
The biggest payoff to Videoconferencing, however, is measured in terms of sharpening and maintaining your company’s competitive edge. Today’s business environment is absolutely mercurial in its aility to adapt and change on the spot. Forget travel expenses: can you really afford the employee or executive time involved in travel and lodging when your competition is making its next move right now? You need to get your people finished with their meeting as soon as effectively possible and let them get back to the actual work of growing the company. You didn’t get ahead by looking back. Let technology help you move forward.