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Moving with the times – online conferencing for your company

For very long-time companies spent huge fortunes putting their executives on airplanes and then sending them around the world to attend meetings. Some companies invested in corporate jets while others had their own in-house travel

For very long-time companies spent huge fortunes putting their executives on airplanes and then sending them around the world to attend meetings. Some companies invested in corporate jets while others had their own in-house travel agents. Whatever the case, it was huge amounts of money that was spent, often with little or no return, all to ensure that their staff could attend face-to-face meetings. Many companies still operate with this philosophy, but the irony is, that in eth age of digital and the internet it simply isn’t necessary anymore. Or, at the very least, it can be done a whole lot less. It is true that you cannot buy somebody a lunch or play a round of golf with them when you are meeting online, but for the most part, you can get everything else. And there are lots of online platforms and ways of hosting remote meetings, here are a few of these that you might want to consider.

Use the big screen

Increasingly popular in recent times are video conference services Sydney talking to Perth or going right across the world to London or New York. A proper conference facility is a world-class experience. Wide-angle cameras, excellent audio and a big-screen television that shows what is going on. It is a wonderful solution and, while it comes at a cost, you know what they say about paying peanuts. The only downside to a full-service video conference solution is the cost – but spend a little bit of time doing the cost analysis and you will quickly see that while it does cost more than some of the other online services, that it is much cheaper than flights. And remember that when you are paying for flights you are also paying for subsistence and travel allowances, car rental and probably hotels as well. It all adds up very quickly.

Zoom

A wonderful platform that is great for hosting a meeting with multiple delegates who are all in different places. Zoom allows for screen sharing between users and it makes use of the built-in camera on eth laptop to show the faces of the delegates. As a result, it is not so great when there are lots of meeting delegates at the same venue. Zoom technology is great and it works well even the internet connection is not ideal. This sets it apart from many other online conferencing platforms that work well when the internet is fast, but not so well when it isn’t. Zoom offers premium packages at a cost or it has a free version that allows anyone to schedule conferences that last up to a maximum of 40 minutes.

Skype

This is the platform that has the most critical mass globally. Ask anyone who indulges regularly in on-line meetings and they will almost certainly have a Skype account. Skype was once the market leader in the digital conferencing space, but it has been passed in the last few years by better options. But that is not to say that it is bad. And because most people have Skype accounts it means it is a safe and easy place to schedule a meeting with almost anyone.

 

 

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