Conference calls allow companies to be really productive. It's a way for employees to connect from all over the world. In fact, it's one of those technologies that most of us don't think about all that much and sometimes take it for granted. Here is an article from AT&T's Networking Blog exchange, written by Lisanne Powers, which I found to be very relevant to enhanced productivity. See below to learn more on ways conferencing can improve your business.
Ah…the requirements for success in our increasingly competitive business environment…continually seek productivity gains, cost savings, and employee satisfaction by enabling the ability to work wherever you need to be. Web conferencing offers accessibility, reliability, and scalability. With an integrated audio, web, video conferencingsolution, day-to-day meetings can be conducted virtually. These meetings may be as productive (sometimes even more so) than meetings in the brick and mortar world, as participants can join in the conference from an increasingly mobile environment using a diversity of devices, touching ground around the globe, then going about their business when it’s finished.
Web conferences can be scheduled easily when participants can join from almost anywhere, anytime, using their smart phone, tablet, or laptop. Participants can appreciate the simple, easy to use features such as viewing and editing documents in the whiteboard area, sharing an application, video conferencing with a web cam, and a participant list with an active talk indicator so you can associate a name with a voice. Let’s take a look at some of the other very useful and often unsung features of web conferencing:
1. Personal meeting rooms. Your personal meeting room link means that you have a conference room available whenever you need it. Send an instant message to a colleague: “Got a minute? Let’s meet. Here’s my link.” Enter your conference room, and you can review documents and share applications in real-time.
2. Record a conference and send the file to participants and colleagues. You can record your conferences and file them in your documents folder. Many conference recordings can be converted to different formats such as mp4 or /wav.