The top myths stifling the implementation of video conferencing

The top myths stifling the implementation of video conferencing

Video conferencing has been widely touted as one of the easiest ways of allowing a business to expand its global presence, while also improving the level of communication on a global scale.

The need for flexible working has grown significantly over the course of the last few years and is being demanded by an increasing number of employees.

Although video conferencing has all the features needed for providing such a service for workers, many companies are still wary of some perceived disadvantages associated with such technology.

There appear to be many myths being perpetuated by various businesses in relation to video conferencing.

The first of which is that the equipment needed is too expensive, a common  train of thought that has mainly grown out of experiences in the early days of the technology, when expensive and bulky pieces of hardware were essential.

Many smaller businesses still believe this to be true, despite the fact that it is now possible to use standard PCs along with inexpensive video cameras.

There's no need for expensive, complicated infrastructure either, as a variety of new options have become available via cloud technology, which eliminates the need for having to shell out for the necessary level of IT support.

Another common concern for businesses is due to the perceived need to download software on machines at various sites around the company.

But that is no longer a problem, as there are an increasing number of browser-based applications that remove the need for downloading particular applications.

Web-based video conferencing also allows employees to communicate from almost any location on the planet, meaning that there is no longer a need to ensure your company has a dedicated meeting room for the purpose of holding video conferencing calls.

Such an approach not only saves a significant amount of money for a small business, but it can also fit in with a bring your own device (BYOD) approach that can enable flexible working, which has been identified as playing a vital role in employee satisfaction and retention.