For most people, video conferencing elicits a vision of sitting in a conference room and staring at people in another conference room— this is the traditional use of video conferencing. However, video collaboration tools are being used very creatively in a variety of ways by all types of businesses. For technology resellers, installers and system integrators, that opens up a huge opportunity to sell video conferencing outside the traditional small to medium business. In today’s day and age, video conferencing can be adopted by nearly any type of business to improve operations, customer service and its bottom-line. Let’s take a look at some unique industries where video conferencing and collaboration tools are present.
Raise your hand if you’ve recently attended a webinar or online meeting. Just last week I attended 3 online meetings and 1 webinar. Chances are, you’ve probably been to a few yourself. That got me thinking: video conferencing is not just a commodity anymore, but rather a standard medium of business communications. For that reason, I gathered a list of growing trends that prove VC is disrupting the industry and why this medium is becoming a standard in the way we communicate.
In my previous WebRTC post I provided an overview from a simplified, easy-to-understand perspective. But today, I thought it would be pertinent to discuss the hefty security features of WebRTC. It’s safe to say, that with data breaches, ransonware, and phishing schemes dominating the news security and protection is at front of mind. Being that WebRTC is an open-source API it’s important to highlight features that make it an attractive, but secure option.
High quality video conferencing used to be expensive and out of reach for most small businesses, but with the explosion of affordable options, video conferencing is far more accessible for everyone. However, despite the proven benefits of Video Conferencing such as: faster decision making processes, keeping remote teams connected, and saving money on travel, many are still slow to adopt. Which made me wonder, why-what’s getting in the way? There are a few common barriers that stall technology adoption, specifically with video conferencing. Let’s explore how your company can overcome them.
While researching video conferencing, I discovered that this market is growing by exponential numbers, but what’s more fascinating, is that more and more people are using video conferencing in unconventional ways.
WebRTC burst onto the scene in 2011 and generated a huge buzz. Everyone talked about how revolutionary it would be, how it was “going to explode,” and “change everything!” But a lot of the stuff I read didn’t explain how that was going to happen, or what WebRTC actually is. Now that it’s being implemented widely, I’ve noticed more discussion about it. Still, this discussion did little to provide clarity for users that weren’t developers. In today’s blog post I’m going to decode and explain WebRTC.
Ever been in a really long and (dare I say it) boring phone conference? Sitting at your desk with multiple browser windows open, phone on mute while you “listen” in? If you answered yes, then you’ve probably experienced one of the most detached and unproductive ways to participate in conferences. The time has come to ditch your outdated phone system and upgrade to a new way to collaborate: video conferencing.
When it comes to collaboration, video performs better than just audio. The face-to-face interaction from video conferencing allows users to become more engaged thanks to non-verbal communication. This attributes to a 22% increase in participation and a 26% increase in task performance. It’s no surprise the use of video conferencing has spread rapidly in the last few years.