Honk! Honk! Beep! Beep! Oh, the sounds of rush hour traffic. A lot worse than usual, and you only have 30 minutes left to make that important meeting. You left in plenty of time. Well, better call the team and let them know you will be late.
Sound familiar? It’s a very common occurrence and there is a solution. A solution to make all morning meetings forever be on time. Video conferencing from home. Yes, that’s right. Everyone sit down in your favorite comfy chair at home, turn on those laptops, connect to the video conferencing service, and have your favorite morning drink by your side (no alcohol please, or at least don’t make it obvious).
Sounds wonderful. But, there is a problem. There is a rumor that it is to expensive to setup video conferencing. Or is it? If your company is going to buy all the hardware, software and possible bandwidth increase required to setup video conferencing than, yes, it will be expensive. And some companies prefer this way and have the funds to do it. However, it is not written anywhere that you must do it this way. There is an alternative.
There are businesses designed to service your video conferencing needs. These businesses acquire all the needed hardware, software, and telecommunications connections (a.k.a. lots of bandwidth) required for a great video conferencing experience. These video conferencing service companies will than share their investment and technology with you, at a fraction of the price it would have cost your business to do the entire setup internally. In addition, they have the knowledge and experience to support and maintain these services.
There are a few ways you can implement video conferencing services. It doesn’t have to be an all or nothing scenario. Here are some ideas:
- You can sign up for the service to do a proof of concept. In other words, evaluate video conferencing as a new tool before deploying it company-wide. The feedback you receive from a select group in your workforce, will be invaluable to helping deploy telepresence as a communication tool company-wide.
- If you decide to setup video conferencing in house, but don’t have the expertise to manage it, no problem. Outsource the skill set from an expert in the video conferencing business.
- Sign up for the service and use it full time for your video conferencing communications needs.
Implementing video conferencing into your business doesn't need to be expensive or scarey. Just find a video conferencing service provider to do all the expensive and hard stuff for you. Which leaves you with only one serious decision. Honk! Honk! Beep! Beep! first thing in the morning? Or the restfulness of your favorite chair to get that morning meeting started on time, every time.
Batipi is a video conferencing service provider. They offer cutting edge technology, cloud hosting, flexible pricing plans, and great customer service that includes a single point of contact. Best of all their service can support connections from a PC, MAC, iPhone, iPad, or Android capable devices.