What is internet video conferencing?
Why spend money and hours traveling from one place
another and beating the traffic and other hazards just for a simple
meeting when you can stay home or in the office, sit back and relax and
still attend the meeting? Given a choice, would you really opt for the
The first scenario is the traditional way of doing
things, particularly for busy executives who have to travel hour on end
from one country to another just so they can attend a thirty minute or
a one hour meeting. Traditional because this is the process by which
almost all people live by if they want to succeed in business.
But that was several years ago prior to the
the internet and the most important by product that comes with
it—the opportunity to conduct video conferencing.
Today’s scenario basically remains the
busy executives conducting meetings after another to monitor their
companies and staff. However, the meetings no longer require them to
travel by plane for hours nor does it require them to spend money of
fares, spend hours in the traffic and spend time recovering from jetlag.
Thanks to the internet, the way of doing business
bee greatly improved. Executives still attend as many meetings as
possible but they do it in the privacy of their boardrooms or even
their homes. This is done through video conferencing.
Video conferencing makes it possible for two or
people in different parts of the globe to communicate with each other
with full video and audio signals in real time. Imagine a chief
executive officer in the United States talking to his managing director
in Australia and both can see and hear each other in real time. This is
possible through web conferencing,
Video conferencing makes use of a computer, a
camera and speakers. All these are interconnected and make use of the
internet to transmit audio and video signals that allows people to
conduct video conferencing.
Video conferencing used to be highly technical and
expensive. However, its popularity has paved the way for more number of
users and this has resulted to lower costs of video conferencing
equipments. This has made video conferencing equipment more affordable
to a greater number of people who are starting to realize the
importance of the technology not only in business but also in their
Video conferencing g equipment may still be
heavy investment but it is definitely more cost effective in the long
term. Executives and office staff can save on plane fares by conducting
their meetings or trainings through video conferencing. Not only that;
the attendees of the meeting are m ore relaxed and attentive since they
do not have to spend hours traveling and adjusting to a new place.
Setting up a video conferencing system can mean
additional capitalization for a company y but the return on such
investment is easily recouped. With video conferencing, busy executives
have more time to spare for other business related issues. Sales
managers now have more opportunity to train more people even though
they are located in different parts of the globe.
The effort and the financial capital needed to set
video conferencing facility may be an additional burden for companies
but such capital is considered cheap considering the benefits of a
better communication system for a growing or established company.