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Throwback Thursday: How Meetings Used to Be

Posted by Chessie Skates on Aug 29, 2013 4:35:00 PM

Do you remember how meetings used to be? When you would book travel, download material onto a laptop or USB drive, deal with the airport and flying, transportation, attend the meeting, take notes, fly home, download to your colleagues, and so on? How time consuming! 

New that meeting culture has evolved, we can hold meetings with multiple people in multiple locations all at the same time. These meetings can be an audio meeting (over the phone) a video meeting (video conference) or even a mobile meeting (using a laptop, tablet or smartphone). All of these meetings (other than audio-only meeting) consist of virtual face-to-face meetings, and with the right equipment, can feel the same as meeting in person.

The ability to stay connect without being wired to a desk or computer has made the need for “on-the-fly” meetings more and more important. With programs like Polycom CloudAXIS you can invite people over IM, Outlook calendar invite or a link. This makes last minute meeting scheduling much easier when attending only requires you to push a button. In a recent study, it was revealed that the average office worker spends 16 hours/week in meetings. And 25% of this time is unproductive! Obviously this is something that needs to be addressed by increasing communication, efficiency and productivity.

Solutionz offers a variety of options making it easier to connect regardless of location with desktop, mobile, small and large room solutions. Through cameras that track movement and conversation, crystal clear audio and even room systems that simulate all sitting at the same table, being in a meeting is no longer seen so time-consuming.

Topics: mobile video conferencing, meeting


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