Running a business is something that is extremely tricky. This becomes even truer if the business spread over a wide area. Also as far as corporations and large companies are concerned, the most common and tricky problem is that it is very difficult to directly communicate with their employees. The conventional method is to convey the message down the hierarchical chain of command. But with the development of field of telecommunication, this method has been replaced by conference calls and video conferencing. Since the calling others over the phone is very cheap these days and mobile network is available in almost every corner of the world, conference calls are perhaps the cheapest and simplest method for communicating with the employees. Also if all the employees are located at places where there is internet connectivity, then video conferencing is also a very quick and reliable option.
What are the advantages?
The most important advantage is the fact that the company can save a huge amount of money. If a conventional conference needs to be held, then the employees will have to be provided with travel allowance and also a place will have to be prepared for conducting the meeting. All these costs can be avoided if the company opts for video conference.
There is almost no difference from the conventional conferencing. All the employees can see others and the presiding person can see the employees as well.
Also the only requirement is a device with a camera and an internet connection. Hence the conference can be conducted at any time and the employees can participate in the conference even if they are at their homes.
Choosing the network:
The most important thing about video conferencing is that the network should be reliable. If the video is not smooth then the conferencing will not be an effective one. Also the cost factor should be considered while choosing the network.