A videoconference is a
live connection between people in separate locations
for the purpose of communication, usually involving
audio and often text as well as video. At its
simplest, videoconferencing provides transmission
of static images and text between two locations.
At its most sophisticated, it provides transmission
of full-motion video images and high-quality audio
between multiple locations. (taken from www.whatis.com)
Videoconferencing should provide a complete simulation
of a normal meeting environment, enabling both
parties to see, hear and present material, just
as if they were in the same room.
What are the benefits?
should provide a complete simulation of a normal meeting environment,
enabling both parties to see, hear and present material, just
as if they were in the same room. Videoconferencing can speed
up business process and procedures in the same way that the fax
and the e-mail have revolutionized the way we share information.
Tangible benefits are
most easily related to actual cost savings. The
most obvious quantifiable saving is the cost of
travel and the cost of the time wasted during
The weekly executive board meeting held between two locations saves one company over £25,000 a year in travel, accommodation and staff time. This is only one meeting out of hundreds of weekly departmental meetings that are also held via videoconferencing.
This does not take into account intangible benefits, which include:
- Greatly improved communication between remote sites both within a company and between suppliers and customers .
Reduced pressure, stress and fatigue from travel
Shorter product/project development times (this can be worth millions when it reduces time to market and/or improves the quality of the product or project)
Reduced time of meetings as the principle often applies when visiting
Immediacy of contact between people
Rapid face to face resolution of urgent situations
Ability to seize opportunities within narrow time frames
Faster and better decision making
Increased executive productivity
Broadcast of key messages throughout the company
A car manufacturer introduced a version of their saloon model car into the UK three months early due to using videoconferencing.
A research and development company uses videoconferencing as a primary tool for cost effective face to face communications between remote company locations they are primarily used for project management activities associated with the development of new products.
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