What the Numbers Say
The numbers are climbing and there seems to be no stopping them any time soon. According to the Unified Communications Insight, video conferencing solutions are popular since these solutions offer a lot of cost-savings. As more and more companies these days recognize the need to cut down on costs even further, the demand for technologies such as video conferencing is only going to get stronger.
Video conferencing technologies are thriving the most in industries involving healthcare, education and the media. However the IT industry is fast catching up to the triad as well. Here’s how video conferencing affects IT companies.
- IT companies are often responsible for implementing information systems that allow companies to enjoy reliable and speedy connection with each other and their clients. They establish IT networks and take care of office setups in order to ensure employees. Enter video conferencing. It’s a definite game-changer. With video conferencing, IT companies now have a way to revolutionize how they deliver IT services to a company. Those who want cost effective IT measures can resort to video conferencing to offer their clients IT packages at the temptingly low cost.
- Reduced travel. B2B Marketing says one of the top advantages of video conferencing for IT Blue Jeans—along with other video solutions providers—offers is the reduced travel, along with the much lower travel costs. IT specialists no longer have to train clients on the use of their systems face to face at the drop of a hat or on nothing more than a moment’s notice. With video conferencing, IT experts can readily consult, meet up and train teams even across the distance, through video conferencing. For instance, imagine you’ve been tasked to build an IT system for a particular company. Now, imagine if the company has over 50 branches across the country. In the past, you’d have needed to bop over from one site to another, all to provide company employees with the same IT training. Video conferencing has changed all that, has made it possible for teams to benefit from trainings, whether one on one or as a group, through the nifty connection offered by the system.
- Better engagement. Like any other team, IT teams work harder and better if they work alongside people they know and trust. No matter how long you’ve been communicating with someone via email, there’s a different level of trust when you work with someone you’ve ‘seen,’ someone you’ve ‘met’ visually, through video conferencing. It’s the face to face contact that gives an extra dimension to the relationship, that makes the working environment that much better, more encouraging of growth.
- Less stress, says the Mobile Village. For IT experts, it can be all sorts of stressful to be on the job. People look to you at the slightest IT problem. PC not working? Laptop keeps hanging? Slow Internet speed? Mac giving you grief over a new operating system. It can be pretty stressful to know that every time something goes wrong, you’ll have to be there to fix it all up. Some IT pros are exclusively dedicated to the care and repair of the system that they essentially have nothing to do until the system suffers a hitch in its operations. The minute this happens, it’s a race to find out what’s wrong and how to resolve the situation the quickest way possible. Video conferencing reduces the commuting stress and woes employees encounter on a daily basis. Less daily stress means employees are able to focus more on the tasks at hand, improving productivity levels in IT companies.
- More work life balance. Plenty of IT experts enjoy flexible schedules. Since technologies like video conferencing have made it easier to track and monitor remote employees, these experts are able to work from home and as a result, enjoy greater work-life balance. By eliminating travel from their day, employees have more time to spend on personal or professional pursuits, heightening their happiness and contentment quotient. That also tends to improve employee loyalty and retention so companies don’t suffer from high attrition rates. In addition, they save up on costs associated with recruiting, rehiring and retraining new staff. By providing their current employees with flexible work schedules, they don’t just get to find the talent they need, they also get to keep them too.
So if your IT company is looking for a way to boost performance and results without compromising your budget, you won’t have to look far and wide to know video conferencing is the answer.