Videoconferencing News

Three Options for Videoconferencing and Online Meetings

Three general categories of video-conferencing equipment are available on the market today. But which is the best for business use? A report by equipment supplier Citrix identifies the three options as telepresence, desktop systems, and what it calls Freemium. It considers the pros and cons of each and concludes that desktop systems are the best choice. Telepresence systems are those that re.....read more...

Essential features of business video conferencing

Not all video conferencing systems on the market today are suited for business use. Choosing the right one for day-to-day use, as well as for critical meetings and presentations, involves considering a number of important features. It should be simple to use, allowing meetings to be started as easily as a single key-stroke. Integrated internet voice (VoIP) and international toll-free capabil.....read more...

Best Practices for Online Video

Good lighting, an uncluttered background, and high-definition cameras are among the essentials for getting the best online video results in applications such as training. Other examples of best practice are simulated eye contact, wearing the right clothing and avoiding reflected glare from eyeglasses. Two light sources are recommended: one on the room itself, and a second on the face of the .....read more...

Balancing Online Meetings With The Value of Face to Face Meetings

Businesses have been willing to spend on travel to meetings because people value face-to-face contact. The ability to read facial expressions results in greater trust in what’s being communicated and faster decision-making, surveys have shown. But recent economic problems have forced companies to reassess their travel budgets and meeting strategies. One solution that is growing in populari.....read more...

Forward Planning Improves Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings may be commonplace for today’s businesses, but to get the best out of them, they must be carefully planned. Harvard Business School has published guidelines to enable users to improve the effectiveness of virtual meetings in terms of attendance and end results. It offers five tips for better meetings. The first is to be very interactive, establishing a personal rapport thr.....read more...

Professional Teleconferencing: Why Skype and Google Hangouts Won’t Cut It

Microsoft Skype and Google Hangouts are about the most well-known web based conferencing systems and they come free of charge. Why then do businesses opt for paid platforms and not take advantage of the free services? In this article we explain why Skype and Hangouts are not suitable for business teleconferences and review one of the well-known paid alternatives, GoToMeeting. If you run a ve.....read more...