Top 5 benefits of video conferencing

Posted by: Schepisi - Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Companies are always on the lookout for new ways to save money, time, and resources in their day-to-day business operations, as well as long-term solutions. Video conferencing has today become a valuable tool to manage business spend.

Video conferencing allows real-time corroboration between clients, customers, employers and staff between any two locations in the world.

Business video conferencing and collaboration

In the past, video conferencing was difficult to operate, unreliable, and produced poor quality visuals and sound. Initial installation and ongoing use was also relatively expensive, so there was an obvious lack of public acceptance.

The past few decades, though, have seen vast improvements and developments, which is why today, video conferencing is nothing like it used to be!

Lifesize Video Conferencing is user-friendly and delivers high-quality picture and sound, creating a strong and consistent user experience. Here are the top five benefits of video conferencing for your business:

1. Online conferencing significantly lowers travel costs

Travelling for business, whether it be domestically or internationally, makes up a substantial part of business expenses. International travel in particular can be a costly voyage from Australia, and that’s just the airfare!

You’ve also got to factor in elements like accommodation, transport, meals and entertainment. That’s why video conferencing is a smart alternative, saving you expensive travel costs.

Granted, business travel may not always be avoidable, but online conferencing can help to change some of those business trips into interactive video conversations.

2. Reduces your and your business’ environmental impact

It’s become more important these days to individuals and companies to be more aware of the impact their operations have on the environment.   

Video conferencing helps to lower your business’ carbon footprint through reduced travel. In fact, it’s been predicted that video conferencing could help companies avoid 2.4 million tonnes of national CO2 emissions!

3. Saves valuable time

Travelling internationally isn’t exactly right around the corner for us here in Australia! Eliminate wasted flight time as well as the days you lose upon your return with the simple solution of Lifesize video conferencing. Use your time more effectively without sacrificing business collaborations.

Business travel can also result in unquantifiable expenses like exhaustion or stress, which can cause an imbalance in the work-life balance.

Transportation delays and lost productivity, no matter how trivial they may appear, are very significant costs to an organisation.

4. Delivers high definition video and superior audio

When video conferencing first hit the market, back in the 80s, it was incredibly expensive and cumbersome, and the quality was very low.

Benefits of video conferencing

During the 90s, advancements in Internet technology resulted in developments, and by the early 2000s, high-speed internet became widely accessible and quality continuously improved.

In 2005, it was Lifesize that introduced the first HD video conferencing system.

Today, businesses can take advantage of high quality video and audio input and output to create seamless communication between colleagues and clients, regardless of their worldwide location! Professionalism is not compromised for a video conference or meeting.


5. Easy to set up and use, every time

After the simple installation and set-up, subsequent use can be set up in mere minutes. Lifesize video conferencing allows you to present a flawless online interaction: it couldn’t be simpler! 

Video Conferencing Solutions

Cross time zones and international boundaries from the convenience of any kind of office set up. Lifesize Video Conferencing is suitable for every office environment, from large conference rooms to home offices.

Schepisi provides flexible video conferencing solutions that can grow with your business. All of these great factors combined results in increased productivity, so you can spend more time doing what you do best – and that’s conducting business. 

Schepisi is an Australian Telstra business partner To learn more about Lifesize Conferencing, contact a Schepisi expert today!