What works best for your organisation?

Video vs. Tele/Web Conferencing

Making it work for you

Generally, people consider either a licensed (or free) Video Conferencing solution or a service that offers a full suite of collaboration services (Tele, Web and Video Conferencing).

Solutions that work in an office environment, don’t always work well in a home environment and this is especially true for workers that do not regularly work from home.

So how can you ensure you’re employees are setup for success and can continue to work with minimum distractions?

Licensed Video Conferencing

Video first type of services are not always great for all home-based remote workers. While the visual element brings everyone into the room, home environments are not always optimised for video. Here’s why:

  • Many don’t have a dedicated workspace and sharing your personal space on video might create privacy issues
  • People often wear different clothes at home than at work and may not feel comfortable being on camera
  • Potential background noise issues
  • Internet connectivity at home is often not as reliable as at the office and this can lead to participant dropouts, screen freezing and meeting distractions
  • Not everyone has the correct equipment to effectively conduct a video conference from home

Teleconferencing + Web Conferencing

  • All employees have access to Teleconferencing and Web Conferencing service
  • Pay per use means there is no cost if they don’t need to use the service
  • Faster and more reliable that using a Video Conferencing service
  • More people already have all the equipment needed to host or join a teleconference
  • Significantly less disruptions from background noise etc
  • No privacy issues coming from a home setting
  • Full reporting on usage
  • Ability to instantly share any file or content online
  • Fully supported 7/24 to all participants from the service provider

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