Videoconferencing has become part of daily life within the enterprise and most large organisations have a good strategy for room to room video conferencing and as a result they have been reaping the benefits of improved communication and travel reductions.
The problem comes when you need to join a meeting and you are not in the office, maybe working from home in the evening, at a customers office, at a hotel or you simply need to meet with another customer.
Traditionally in these instances people turn to audio conferencing or a mixture of video conferencing with audio participants. Audio conferencing is clearly not ideal and if you are the lone person on audio whilst everyone else is on video then you become at an immediate disadvantage as you are represented by a conference phone on the table often with no access to the presented material and certainly no way of gauging how a meeting is going from all of the visual cues.
To effectively participate in a meeting everyone has to be on an equal plane.
The implementation of a desktop video conferencing integrated into room systems is time consuming, complex and very costly not only that there is the added challenge of integrating different types of equipment, platforms and networks.
Managed Video as a Service seeks to change this paradigm. The enterprise can use a managed gateway to provide interoperability between video conferencing room systems, desktops and mobile devices, visit website.
When considering extending your video conferencing to remote users there are several key questions you need to ask of your vendor:
Make sure your service provider can answer yes to all of the above questions