Conference calling is rapidly becoming a popular solution for anyone who is interested in having a business meeting with multiple people simultaneously from a remote location. Offering three types of communication—web-based conference calling, audio, and video, conference calling makes it easier to work more efficiently from a distance.
While conference calling has significantly increased in popularity, most collaborative type meetings now focus on sharing some type of data. The ability to share data via computer screens offers a far more efficient and effective solution compared to conferencing calling only. As a result, data sharing makes collaborative meetings more productive.
The video element varies in terms of efficacy. I, and many others, like to leverage the video element for associating a name with a face. This can prove to be highly beneficial for team members who may not be physically acquainted with one another to work better on a more personal basis.
For me, as well as for many of the analysts with whom I have spoken, once a visual representation is established, the webcam often becomes more of a distraction than a help. Even so, it does facilitate team bonding. The web cam can be a true aid in context of a training meeting, particularly in demonstrating how something is done.
RHUB’s web conferencing servers offer both web conference calling and data sharing in one convenient setup. As result, businesses are assisted in establishing a real-time communication with their valued clients.
There are also many financial benefits associated with web conferencing and data sharing. One of the most important of those benefits is the fact that participants are not required to travel. Businesses are thus able to save on travel expenses. In regards to a big company, this can easily run into a few million dollars. RHUB web conferencing servers also provide a variety of other benefits. Take a look:
To use a web-conferencing application, you will need to pay either a certain amount on a pre-scheduled basis or at one-time. Various service providers charge differing fees. Full-featured web conferencing applications are typically the most expensive.
Nevertheless, RHUB web conferencing servers have only a one-time payment option. With that one payment, you own the server for life. In fact, it can typically be paid off within 3 to 10 months, compared to the recurring monthly subscription costs of hosted services.
Unlike hosted services, which charge named users for subscription fees, the RHUB web conferencing server uses floating licenses and has no limitation on the number of users. Consequently, it is far less expensive than hosted services. Take a look at the following examples:
For 2 employees, it takes 3 – 12 months to pay off WebEx/GoToMeeting, LogMeIn or combined.
For 10 employees (using RHUB), it takes only 1 – 2.5 months to pay off.
Financial savings are not the only benefit offered by web conferencing. It also saves time. Whether meetings are held within the office premises or elsewhere, employees still lose a tremendous amount of work time in order to participate in such meetings. When employees participate in a conference call using RHUB; however, they do not even need to leave their workstations.
Promotes Healthy Relationships between Employees
The process of initiating and holding meetings in which all employees participate is usually not that complicated in a small to medium sized company. This is not the case in a large company where thousands of employees may work within a single complex. In a big company, it often simply is not possible for meetings to be held on a regular basis for each department within the company. As a result, this can cause employees to feel left out and unengaged.
By using RHUB web conferencing servers, it is possible to benefit from conference calling without any limitations. Conference calls can be held at any time and with an unlimited number participants taking part. In this way, it promotes regular, two-way communication between employees, thus significantly strengthening working relationships.
Easy to Use
RHUB web conferencing servers are also extremely easy to use. No special software is needed for conference calling. The only equipment necessary is a desk phone or a cell phone.
Allows You to Transfer Data
RHUB’s web conferencing servers can also be used to efficiently share files, videos, presentations, and much more. The ability to share data presents a clear advantage over verbal exchanges by obviating the risk of misrepresentation or misunderstanding of facts, figures, values, etc.
Geographical Location Is Irrelevant
Web meeting solutions, such as those offered by RHUB, have dissolved physical boundaries. This is quite crucial in light of an evolving global business environment. It is even possible to participate in a web conference with complete comfort and easy from any location. Regardless of where you are located, if you have a working computer, phone, and fast Internet connection, you can participate in a web conference.
With so many advantages offered, it is hardly surprising that so many people are now embracing and utilizing conference calling and data sharing technology.
Without a doubt, conference calling and data sharing have become inseparable and invaluable. According to many experts, this trend will continue to expand in the future as new technological advancements are introduced. For more information about RHUB products, please visit http://www.rhubcom.com or call 866-758-0984.