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Don't Count Out SMBs for Telepresence & Video Conferencing

Posted by Chessie Skates on Aug 15, 2012 9:17:00 AM

SMBs are in perfect position to gain the greatest benefits that business grade, high definition video conferencing solutions have to offer. Yet, somehow telepresence and high-definition video conferencing has gotten the reputation that it is a solution exclusively for large enterprises, while smaller or mid-sized organizations (SMBs) are left behind to make do with e-mail, voice, or web-based video created for consumer applications.  Medium to small businesses seek to manage a workforce that is geographically dispersed, travel more, and fight to keep a competitive edge amongst their larger competitors all with less resources. 

Here is how the right video solution can help:

  • Reduce Travel—Medium to small businesses are often a target for more business travel.  How convenient that video communication can allow meetings to take place with New York @ 1:00, Hong Kong @ 2:30, and London @ 4:00, without the need to step foot in a single airport.  Not to mention that often times video systems have paid for themselves after replacing just 2 international flights.
  • Scale Knowledge—Enjoy consulting the experts in your field, without getting up from your desk.  In every organization and with every project there are key individuals who are essential in the process.  Often times these are the individuals who are needed in more than one place at the exact same time.  This is where video conferencing can save the day, allowing the most important people to be in any meeting regardless of where they are physically located.
  • Stay Connected—Regardless of where you are efficient communication is always available.  Consultants, remote workers, partners, and vendors are rarely working under the same roof.   Fortunately that does not mean that daily collaboration and maintaining a tight nit organization where everyone is focused and moving toward the same goals can’t take place.  Easy communication is now only seconds away, even with a workforce that is spread around the country and even possibly around the world.
  • Get Ahead-- Fortunately the misconception that all video communication solutions are expensive, complicated, and difficult to get started is absolutely not true.  Solutionz is able to offer any business scalable solutions that start with only two endpoints.  As the needs of your business grow scaling and expanding your network from there is easy.

Benefits Especially for Small and Medium Businesses Include:

  • Advanced operational efficiency
  • Solid ROI (Return On Investment)
  • Travel costs are minimized
  • Faster time-to-market
  • Corporate image is enhanced
  • Decision making is faster
  • Carbon footprint is reduced

Some Solutions SMB's Should Consider:

  • Polycom RealPresence Mobile - Go mobile and take all the benefits of HD video collaboration to the tablet of your choice 
  • Polycom Telepresence m100 - The ideal solution to incorporate with Microsoft Windows OS users to give them the freedom to enjoy HD video, audio, and content sharing

As SMB’s you need key ways to compete against and also work alongside larger organizations.  You must have solutions that enable you to function like a larger organization while maintaining all the benefits of a smaller organization.  Furthermore, as SMB’s partner with larger enterprises to offer better services and products, it is critical that they are able to seamlessly integrate with the larger organizations global supply chains.  

Contact your local Solutionz sales representative for more information on any and every video conferencing solution that meets the needs of your organization!

Topics: Polycom Video Conferencing, Collaboration, SMB


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