Video Meetings That Kill the Ordinary Conference Call

In this progressively more global or geographically dispersed workplace, companies are forced to encourage their employees to communicate in real time with peers, administration, and customers worldwide to stay ahead of competition and be more productive. Video conferencing is one of the most powerful and effective communication and collaboration tools in business.  Perfect for corporate environment, video conferencing solutions are used worldwide to make the workplace more connected and productive for knowledge workers. Making communication faster and easier, a number of video conferencing equipment is available to benefit organizations with efficient communication and collaboration opportunities.

However, the price tag of owning your own solution is steep. So are the other soft costs – that translate into hard dollars- training, financing and maintaining the solution can quickly turn into a vast drain of resources. Additionally, the whole Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon makes the whole process a lot more mobile and diverse. Ad hoc collaboration means that people need to connect and collaborate via whatever devices they are using- smartphones, tablets, PC’s, Mac’s…and some that we don’t even know about yet. The most obvious solution is as simple as it is low cost. A robust cloud conferencing service that enables all of your people, your devices, your clients, your client’s devices- to communicate all together and share screens, images, documents and contacts.

One of the best providers we have found is iMeet. The interface is simple and powerful. You can work on whatever device you need to be on- landline telephone, PC, Mac, tablet, iPad, smartphone …and collaborate. If your device has video, you have video. If your device is a simple connection (voice only) you can still collaborate- whether you’re in the car, in the airport or just not ready for a full on video conference. If you have a phone and a computer- you can share screens. Adding people in- ad hoc and on the fly is easy. Seeing who’s talking eliminates those embarrassing talk over moments. You can chat with all of the participants at once– or privately. Above all, it’s intuitive and doesn’t require additional hardware.

Today’s web is all about Social Media. Linked IN, Facebook, Twitter…they’re all integrated into the application. You can add clients and participants easily through your existing accounts. You can also find out more information about them- rounding out the whole experience. It’s more than just a video conference or an audio conference.

I was so impressed with iMeet that I felt it important to try. I want you to try it to- and I can give you two options. The first is easy. Try it for 30 days. Free. No cost to you. Just send me an email to imeet@primetelecommunications.com.

Second, if you’re really interested, let me buy you a cup of coffee ($10 worth of Starbucks courtesy of the good folks at PGI who have developed iMeet) and let’s have an online demo. Click here for that demo!

What have you go to lose?

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About Vic Levinson
Telecommunications and IT professional with over 20 years experience in Business Telecommunications. Specializing in voice over IP (VoIP) for business: hosted VoIP, business VoIP phone systems, SIP providers, carriers, T1's - the works. Founded Prime Telecommunications in 1993 and providing business communications solutions. Cloud Applications- everything from hosted network security, hosted Disaster Recovery, hosted printer management, data centers and colocation solutions for businesses.

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