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Blurring the Lines between Countries with Desktop Video Conferencing

June 4th, 2015

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Historically, language and time zone barriers have made face-to-face meetings in different countries a necessary expense for conducting business globally. In the past, running a global business meant actually traveling physically to various countries in order to perform business conferences in person.

Consequently, this required a significant amount of additional preparation not only for the travel itself but also for the actual meeting. For businesses with a strong international presence, this can result in a lot of extra time and money spent just to get business done.

Fortunately, desktop video conferencing has eliminated the required costs for arranging physical meetings in different counties. Furthermore, desktop video conferencing has practically erased the barriers between countries themselves. While desktop conferencing does not resolve all of the issues associated with multi-lingual meetings, it does go quite a long way in terms of reducing many of the major hassles associated with those meetings.

There are two primary challenges that most businesses face when hosting an online conference with participants who speak different languages. Desktop video conferencing can help to reduce both challenges.

Language

Although language barriers do still exist, if you are using online or desktop video conferencing,  those barriers become much easier to handle when all of the tools are presented in the participant’s native language. For instance, with R-HUB web conferencing servers, you can have a multi-lingual interface. What this does is allow everyone who is in the conference to be able to use all of the various tools that R-HUB web conferencing servers provide without running into any language blocks.

This helps to smooth out the process of multi-lingual conferences and makes them more productive. There is no longer a need to wait to have a conference until you are able to have a translator available. At the same time, you can rest assured that everyone attending the conference is able to benefit from much clearer communication without the worry over potential miscommunication.

Time Zone Differences

Because various countries are in different time zones from others, online video conferencing can eliminate the time zone differences via the use of recast, recording, and replaying. The original meeting can be recorded and replayed for attendees at convenient times in accordance to their relevant time zones.

These attendees can still interact during the meetings as if they were attending it live and experience the same viewing quality as the original meeting. No longer is it necessary to schedule conferences at certain times in order to coincide with business hours in other countries. Everyone is able to attend at the time that is most convenient for their local business hours, thus helping to boost productivity.

By implementing online or desktop video conferencing, your organization can maintain a global presence while saving both time and money.

R-HUB web conferencing can help you to continue to break down country barriers for effective business communication. Contact us today at 1-866-758-0984 or email us at sales@rhubcom.com for more details on our desktop video conferencing services.

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The Real Business Benefits of R-HUB Desktop Video Conferencing

May 11th, 2015

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There’s a good chance that you found this blog post while researching desktop video conferencing solutions. That also means that chances are good that you are already familiar with the technology’s general selling points, such as:

  • Speed- Desktop video conferencing makes it possible for you to interact with key decision makers and colleagues instantly, regardless of how geographically dispersed you may be.
  • Efficiency- By improving the quality of communication, particularly when it comes to email and phone calls, desktop video conferencing improves a company’s efficiency. In turn, this ensures that projects are completed faster and products are delivered to market sooner.
  • Convenience- Due to the fact that desktop video conferencing is able to perfectly replicate face-to-face communication, meetings can occur at any time and any location without the time requirements of travel.
  • Affordability- By reducing and even eliminating the need for travel, desktop video conferencing helps your company to save money while improving your bottom line.

While each of these points is true, you may still be asking yourself what does all of that mean in the real world? Furthermore, if you are advocating the adoption of a desktop video conferencing solution at your company, or if you’re a decision maker and you’re still on the fence about whether you should go ahead with a purchase, then you’re likely looking for something more tangible in terms of benefits.

So, how do actual companies utilize desktop video conferencing system they have installed, and what kind of results are they seeing? Let’s take a look.

Among the most popular applications for desktop video conferencing are management meetings, sales and marketing meetings, manufacturing or production, engineering, and training.

Management Meetings
Desktop video conferencing makes it fast and easy to hold board meetings, investor meetings, and even “town hall” style meetings without the time and expense involved in traveling to a central location. This is because meetings can be recorded and viewed at a later date.

Sales
From training new sales staff to interacting with clients to closing deals faster than was previously possible, desktop video conferencing is of tremendous value to the modern sales team.

Marketing
At its very core, marketing serves as method for effectively communicating a product’s value. Also, because somewhere around 90 percent of communication is actually non-verbal, the visual aspect of desktop video conferencing is incredibly valuable to marketing departments.

Engineering/Manufacturing/Production
Because products are usually designed, marketed, and manufactured at different sites, the introduction of desktop video can streamline a process that otherwise has a tremendous amount of room for miscommunication and costly errors.

Training
Because desktop video conferencing allows employees to be trained without requiring them to travel to your company’s central HQ, it allows organizations to train them quicker and more efficiently than ever before.

Although these are the most popular benefits, they are just the beginning. From human resources to legal to finance, the applications for desktop video conferencing are practically endless.

Are you interested in trying out a desktop video conferencing service? If so, contact us today at 866-758-0984 or email us at sales@rhubcom.com

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