The benefits of video conferencing are many
- Reduced Travel costs
- Increased productivity
- Real time collaboration
- Connecting geographically distributed work force
- B2B collaboration
to name a few
However, one of the biggest impediments to a successful deployment of a video conferencing system has been the lack of expertise in setting up the backend infrastructure that makes the whole design work. The need is felt even greater among smaller/mid-market companies that want to have a global foot print but don’t have the IT staff to manage and maintain an enterprise class video infrastructure.
When people think of WebEx the first thing that comes to mind is cloud collaboration and while that definitely is a viable and powerful collaboration tool, Cisco just recently has released an on premise version of WebEx.
The benefits of collaboration are numerous. Being able to share on the fly or scheduled is nowadays critical in a work force that is distributed. Couple that with video and its even more powerful.
Over the years, I have received many requests and addressed many business problems but none more important and relevant to the times as this recent one.
I thought I would share this one with you all and share with you the solution we came up with to help an elf in need!
Have you even been on a conference call and wondered
- “Did they really understand what I just said?”
- “Are the listening to the call, or are they distracted doing another task?”
- “Did they completely disagree with what I just said?”
These have been ongoing issues when using a simple audio only bridge for communication. Based on a 4 year old study, the findings still hold true. People remember 20% of what they hear, 30% of what they see, and a huge 70% of what they see and hear. After all, with 30% of the brain’s cortex being devoted to the sense of vision, the vast majority of communication can tend to be non-verbal.