Over the last few years, video conferencing is no longer a want but a need for business communication. Thanks to all the benefits it offers to enterprises. Cloud video conferencing boosts its popularity further by making it cost-effective for companies of all sizes and budgets.
At Actis, we believe in making businesses understand the true value of a well-integrated collaboration tool. Before making the switch to cloud-based video conferencing solutions or Cloud VC solution, there are a few factors you need to consider. Here are five key consideration for Cloud VC integration in your business.
Aim for flexibility and scalability
For businesses that have already have hardware from legacy systems or those looking to move from on-premise to on cloud models, it’s best to opt for a Cloud VC solution that easily integrates with existing infrastructure. It’s also important to find out if the platform is compatible with your commonly used tools. Pay-as-you-grow-or-use models are great for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) that frequently scale their operations up or down.
Optimised quality and performance
A stellar video conferencing service should run seamlessly on any device, be it the company endpoints or personal devices of the employees i.e. BYOD connectivity. Also, look for solutions that support 3G/4G mobile networks. This makes it easier to stay connected and collaborate from virtually anywhere. Furthermore, all of this should be delivered without any lag or dropouts in video quality.
Network and data security is paramount
Cloud-based video conferencing can be equally secure than on-premise systems. Most service providers have a dedicated expertise and resources to provide conferencing services in compliance with security standards. Cloud VC solution is a logical choice for small and mid-sized businesses that do not have the budget or in-house expertise to maintain such high levels of security.
Consider popularity of the cloud VC platform
With businesses going global, communication and collaboration with people across time-zones is even more important. With more global clients and partners to connect with and more employees working from outside the office walls. Businesses require video conferencing ability via a convenient web or browser-based conferencing platform. In such cases, the right Cloud VC solution provider is one who can provide high-quality video services without overtaxing the network bandwidth.
Ask for demonstration or a trial
Finally, it’s important to choose a service provider that offers a free trial period or demonstration to help you decide whether you would like to go ahead with the service. Business owners can work with their CTOs or IT-AV personnel to explore the platform’s full potential and offerings. Additionally, businesses of any size can also consult or work with third party AV integrators to leverage their experience in enterprise-level installation projects.
Looking for an enterprise-grade cloud VC solution for your business in India? Contact Actis at 022-30808080 or at [email protected].
(Content and image courtesy: techdecisions.co)