On May 30th, three eager students walked through the doors of Conference Technologies, Inc.© headquarters in St. Louis, MO, to begin their 10 week summer internship program. Interns everywhere are looking for on-the-job experience. At some companies, interns are given one task to perform all day. Others might follow their mentor around an office, but rarely have a chance to work on their own tasks. At Conference Technologies, Inc., interns have the opportunity to be part of a team with an impactful project that they complete from start to finish.
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Human resource (HR) departments are entrusted with an organization's biggest asset—its workforce. That's why HR professionals are embracing new tools and technology, including video-enabled business applications, to help ensure that they are connecting, communicating, and collaborating in the most efficient ways possible. By becoming adopters of video conferencing and related solutions, HR leaders can make improvements in areas including talent acquisition, training and development, employee engagement, and more.
- Video conferencing has evolved over the past few years from being a room-bound, high-maintenance, resource-intensive technology to being a versatile, scalable, and cost-effective solution. Technologies like the cloud, mobile, and social are also changing the way video is being leveraged for business purposes. As a result, several new trends have formed that are steering the course of the video industry.
- These are exciting times for the video conferencing industry. The popularity of video as a preferred mode of communication is growing exponentially in the enterprise. Modern businesses are beginning to feel the importance of collaboration more strongly than ever, owing to today’s increasingly global marketplace. As companies are realizing the need to support a diverse and distributed workforce across several time-zones, they are looking for efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable ways for their globally dispersed employees to collaborate—quickly and easily—regardless of where they are located.
We’ve entered a new era of videoconferencing. Thanks to higher bandwidth, the Internet, mobile, and web-enabled conferencing, videoconferencing is very different from what it was a decade ago. Infrastructure can be run in the cloud. Video can be done on a mobile device or from a browser. People can seamlessly connect anywhere on any device. And, all of this can be done affordably. Influenced by several factors, the videoconferencing landscape is changing before our eyes. Let’s look at some of the major transformations.