So, you’re considering buying an in-house video conference system. Congratulations --it will save you a lot in travel expenses, not to mention the stress of going to airports these days. In 2011, Inc. magazine, predicted that “75% Of Enterprises To Use Videoconferencing By 2013.” The article noted that in a survey conducted by CDW, which included 631 IT and telecommunications managers,
"Sixty-nine percent of respondents who installed video conferencing in their organizations said it was crucial to complete a thorough network assessment before installation and 66% of those said they had to upgrade or change their IT networks to accommodate video conferencing packets."
Based on this survey, your first step in this process is to review your existing network to make sure that it can handle the volume and the bandwidth of video conferencing services. Other buying tips are:
Deciding on buying a videoconferencing system can be a big step for any business. On one hand you want to save time and money on unnecessary travel, but on the other hand, you don’t want to spend money on a system that may not work for your firm. Be careful and patient, and you’ll select the best option for your business.
Video conferencing is quickly becoming one of the most important communication channels for both small and big businesses. As more businesses turn to this technology, expectations about the experience are also rising. It’s not enough to just offer video conferencing as a communication method. You also need to meet minimum audio and visual standards, and there’s even proper etiquette to consider. more
Video conferencing makes the working world a smaller, more effective environment for doing business. That said, with so many options, it’s hard to know which video vendor is best for you. And while Google inquiries, YouTube videos, and blog posts can certainly help you make the right decision, truth be told, they often require far too much of your time, effort and energy …. more
More and more businesses are investing in video conferencing. The business benefits of video conferencing are well-established, with more than 90% of businesses who regularly use video conferencing benefit from improvements in productivity, better teamwork, and reduced travel expenses. more