Do you have offices all over the globe? Are you thinking of growing your business and building more offices worldwide? Then Internet based web and phone conferencing is the right choice for you. The cost of commuting publicly, privately or via airplane can give you a headache and with the proposed taxi fare hike if you live in New York your headache is going to become a migraine. CBS local news notes that the average taxi trip in New York is just less than 3 miles, and the average fare is $11.82. If the fare were to go up 20%, riders would be shelling out $14 to $18 for the same trip. (Though if your company hosts overseas events monthly or yearly you still can save with travel rewards and gas rewards.) Depending on the time it takes to get to the office and back every day it can be a hassle and a tiring daily commute can contribute to employee fatigue and possibly lead to less productivity and sleeping on the job. The TSA fired eight workers recently at the Newark Liberty Airport for supposedly sleeping on the job.
Web based communications and teleconferencing allows telecommuters added self-responsibility, reliability and productivity. Web conferencing allows businesses to conduct company training sessions and meetings from the corporate office or home office which will save thousands of dollars in telephone charges, executive business travel, airplane tickets, hotel costs, car rental costs and restaurant costs. Clients will also benefit from the professional cost-effective web interface since it is convenient.
As a small business owner an added benefit of web conferencing is the consolidation of office locations and rental properties including optimizing existing office space. Telecommuting isn’t for everyone but outsourced sales teams, independent IT specialists, freelance writers and assistants expect prompt personable contact with small business owners on assignments and the best way is through web based teleconferencing and online video conferencing platforms.
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- Blue Jeans: Flipping 200B minutes of audio conference calls into video (venturebeat.com)
- Integrating Polycom Conferencing facilities with the reliable Cisco products (millschris.typepad.com)
- VoIP Supply’s Guides to Simple, Easy and Affordable Video Conferencing (comunicano.typepad.com)
- Microsoft Lync 2010 for iPad 2.2 Released But No VoIP or Video (tmcnet.com)
- Cisco upgrades Quad enterprise social product, renames it WebEx Social (techworld.com.au)