Your company is growing and multiple offices are being opened across cities, states, and countries. What’s more, your employees are demanding flextime, telecommuting, and online meetings. And your IT team is already overburdened. In such a scenario, you don’t just need regular video conferencing, you need cloud video conferencing!

Cloud video conferencing can solve many of the challenges faced by a typical business today. However, it may seem a bit daunting to set up cloud video conferencing. In reality, cloud video conferencing can help solve many of your business problems, even as it won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

This white paper by Lifesize talks about the 8 challenges that can be solved by cloud video conferencing. These are:

1) Managing a Distributed Workforce: Having teams that span time zones is becoming increasingly common. Cloud video conferencing helps you maintain these relationships by replicating face-to-face meetings and providing a more personal connection.

2) Deploying video without creating additional work for IT: Traditional video conferencing has meant a lot of work for the IT Department. However, with cloud video conferencing this is not the case, because experts are managing your video environment in the cloud. This means that very little is needed from your on-site support team. You can continue to have high-quality video calls without having to manage a server-side video environment.

3) Maintaining security and minimising complexities: Security concerns are a big reason that companies dismiss using cloud-based services for business applications—and video conferencing is no exception. However, many cloud-based video conferencing systems let you keep your meeting room video systems behind your firewall, even as they manage the traversal through their authenticated servers. This ensures complete security.

4) Sparking excitement and driving adoption: The best way to ensure adoption of cloud-based video conferencing is to enable the entire organisation and to encourage employees to use it for everything. This is called the Network Effect, and it drives adoption of this technology.

5) Embracing BYOD and Interoperability: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is now very much a reality. Also, recent research suggests that 70% of mobile professionals will conduct work on their personal laptops, smartphones and tablets by 2018. Cloud-based video conferencing solutions help bring collaboration to the devices that your employees use every day.

6) Connecting the entire company, including meeting rooms: Every person and every meeting room in your organization can be video-enabled with the best communication tool available. The shared directory makes one-click video calling quick and easy. People and rooms can be searched, filtered, and instantly added to an active call.

7) Scaling to keep up with a fast-growing company: It’s difficult to tell exactly what kind of video capabilities you will need one year from now, and it gets even harder when you think about five years or ten years out.With cloud video conferencing, you can easily adjust capacity as your needs change.

8) Keeping current with the latest products and features: Just as easily as you can add capacity to cloud video conferencing, you can also install the latest software updates. The latest updates will be automatically pushed to all of your video conferencing devices. This way, both you and the IT team do not need to worry about updates at all.

Some important points:

“Traditionally, deploying video conferencing has meant a ton of work for the IT department, and in many cases, a dedicated resource to support the environment 24/7. Hardware or virtual machine software servers needed to be deployed, configured and managed within your existing infrastructure environment. With cloud video conferencing, all of that goes away.”

“For those outside of your network or organization, cloud video conferencing

solutions can offer guest invitations that require no plug-ins to use, so they can call you just as easily as you can call others within the company.”

“For meeting rooms, video calling systems can be set up in minutes with cloud-based video conferencing, so all you need to do is plug them in, pair them to the service and start making calls.”

So, now you know how cloud video conferencing can help you seamlessly connect and communicate with various teams and offices located across the globe. You can also scale up or scale down, depending on your current and future needs. Do install cloud video conferencing and enjoy flawless face-to-face meetings on demand.

You can access this white paper by Lifesize to know more about cloud-based video conferencing. For more information on setting up a cloud-based video conferencing system for your business, contact Actis at 022-30808080 or at contact@actis.co.in.

(Content and images courtesy: www.lifesize.com)

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