Better Collaboration with Tighter Budgets
Organizations worldwide are discovering that conferencing is much more than a feature of their business phone systems; it has become an essential collaboration tool driving new levels of productivity, competitiveness and profitability. If your company is like many others, these forces are driving you to seek better and more efficient ways to communicate, collaborate and perform business processes. That’s why conferencing has emerged as one of the most effective ways to enhance and improve productivity, control costs, strengthen communications, streamline business processes and collaborate more effectively, enterprise-wide.
What types of conferencing exist?
Unlike email and voice mail, conferencing technologies support synchronous communications, bringing greater interactivity, immediacy and a more natural collaboration experience to their users. The characteristics of each conferencing technology make it suited to its own set of applications and uses.
Audio conferencing is the most widely used and adopted collaboration technology today, for a number of compelling reasons. Audio conferencing can handle a broad range of communication and collaboration needs, from brainstorming sessions to unstructured staff meetings. However, audio conferencing does have one significant drawback compared to conventional "in person" meetings in that it does not support the sharing of visual information.
Web conferencing has traditionally been a complementary technology to audio conferencing. Web conferencing offers all the same advantages of audio conferencing; plus, it provides a new way to bring participants closer to the experience of an in-person meeting by offering the ability to collaborate visually, improve management of the conference and have the option to display PC files with participants such as presentations and spreadsheets.
Video conferencing is two-way interactive communication delivered using telephone or Internet technologies that allows people at different locations to come together for a meeting. The video conference can be as simple as a conversation between two people in private offices (point-to-point) or involve several sites (multi-point) with large groups of people.
Which type of conferencing is best?
In the past several decades, business has become a 24x7 activity and with that, organizations are discovering that conferencing is an essential tool driving new levels of productivity, competitiveness and profitability. As highlighted above, there is a plethora of tools available to satisfy this need using audio, web and video, but it can be a challenge to choose the right tools for your organization. To help tackle these challenges thankfully only requires a partnership with an experienced provider of these technologies that will guide you to the right collaboration tools for your organization.
Sonexis Technology connects businesses with their customers, partners and employees through a powerful Audio, Web and HD Video conferencing platform that’s easy-to-use, secure and cost-effective. Our flagship product, ConferenceManager2™, enables savvy businesses to leverage high quality audio conferencing in-house or cloud hosted, without the costly pay-as-you go fees of subscription-based programs. In addition, many of our customers add comprehensive Web and HD Video conferencing capabilities with our fully integrated offering.