Given the current winterly economic climate, businesses looking to cut costs are turning to videoconferencing more than ever. Thankfully, the technology is making the switch from travel to monitors easier than ever:
Plagued by fuzzy images, out-of-sync lips and bulky equipment, videoconferencing has a spotty track record. But now, the technology has matured to the point where it’s often more practical—and affordable—to move digital bits instead of bodies.
Accenture figures it saved more than $25,000 in travel costs by holding just one recent virtual meeting. The firm has 36 videoconferencing rooms spread across its locations and plans to install 14 more this fall. The move will save millions of dollars and hours of tiring travel for its workers.
“It’s a big win for me at home,” said Borerro, a mother of two who lives in Leonia. “I’m definitely planning more telepresence meetings in the area I lead.”
You can learn more about the benefits of videoconferencing and telework in the IIA Broadband Fact Book.