The Greening of Productivity Through Web Meetings

September 1st, 2009 by admin Leave a reply »

Every company is concerned about their carbon footprint and is looking for ways to go green and so protect the environment. Making virtual collaboration a part of your operations is a necessity in the modern business environment. This serves many purposes, two of which are helping the environment and bettering the bottom line.

One way that many businesses are achieving the virtualization is by utilizing web meetings. With the improved capabilities of web conferencing security and integration, interacting with clients or employees in diverse places is now a breeze. Having  meetings online helps companies cut down on travel, which in turn cuts down on fuel usage and vehicle emissions. In fact many companies such as Fujitsu have started using web conferencing as a way to reduce their carbon footprint.

Proper use of internet web conferencing not only help companies protect the environment but can make better use of workers’ time and save resources. Developing a company strategy that mandates a set percentage of business meetings being held using web conferencing software is a start. This is especially beneficial if attendees have to drive or fly in to meetings from other locations.

Online meetings have in many cases been shown to run for shorter times than face-to-face meetings. This will free up time for more productive activities. This goes a long way also towards improving a company’s profitability. On-site meetings, especially if employers from other locations attend, can be costly. Expenses in monetary terms include gas, air travel, hotel accommodation, food and presentation material and handouts. Web conferences eliminate all that.

All of these methods of working and communicating cut down on travel. While travel by itself does not negatively impact the environment, it is a contributory factor. Web conferencing is thereby a viable alternative for those companies that are serious about being environmentally friendly.

Many companies are taking note. With this renewed drive for sustainability, RHUB has made a 4-in-1 web conferencing and remote support appliance that runs on only 4.5 watts. Goooo green!

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