As a video conferencing specialist we know the technology is here and it isn’t going away. More and more businesses are using it, and for good reason. It is a fantastic cost saving exercise, because the need to spend time and money on traveling is completely eliminated. It is now used in all walks of life, with even domestic users starting to install video conferencing facilities.
Let’s take a look at some of the areas where it is most commonly used.
Education facilities across the world are using conferencing facilities nowadays. In universities it is used for staff, who can take part in training courses to keep up with their professional development, but also with students. Conferencing is used in all schools, from primary schools to adult education and everything in between. It allows professors and other experts to speak to a large group of students without even having to leave their office.
The developments in health care are tremendous. We have always known certain hospitals have particular expertise in certain areas, which is great, but it also means that people live in a sort of postcode lottery. However, through video conferencing, the different hospitals and medical facilities across the globe can communicate with each other and learn from each other. The technology is so advanced that it is no longer used simply to get a second opinion. Instead, surgeons have performed complicated surgeries with someone with more experience watching them, or with those of less experience watching them to gain useful knowledge.
Businesses know how important it is to network. They organize internal and external events to share knowledge and information. These full days are always well attended, but they do mean that people have to take out time from their already busy schedules to attend. As a result, many have to miss these events and the information cannot be shared. Through video conferencing, however, network partners from across the country and beyond are able to attend events, share their knowledge and learn from others.
Besides huge conferences, the technology is also used for regular meetings. Similarly, companies that have departments all over the globe are able to discuss their strategies and working conditions without actually being in the same location.
These are but a few of the many examples of where video conferencing can be used. There are many more and it is likely that the number of examples will only grow. The technology is becoming more and more accessible, meaning that the benefits can be harnessed by everyone.
At Videonations we are very excited about the future of video even in these tough economic times. Businesses are more focused than ever before on improving productivity and collaboration whilst saving time and money.
Videonations are a video conferencing, telepresence and audio visual specialist. The company supplies, installs and supports solutions for organisations across the UK and all around the world.
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