Productivity by camera
Patricia Moore reports on how videoconferencing is enabling collaboration over greater distances and bringing down travel costs. iwis in business today are communicating with more people, in more places and in more ways, than ever before. A New Zealand based enterprise may be working with manufacturers in Asia, suppliers in Europe, customers in the US, designers in Queenstown or Warkworth.
Patricia Moore reports on how videoconferencing is enabling collaboration over greater distances and bringing down travel costs.
Muneyb Minhazuddin, Avaya AP Unified Communications head talks about ‘people-centric’ solutions. “The needs of the user are considered first.” Videoconferencing has moved on from codes and pin numbers, he says. “It’s now far more simplified and can be completed from the desktop. Solutions should be user intuitive and should ultimately result in increased staff productivity.”
“It’s also an opportunity to discuss uses apart from internal meetings such as training sessions, direct connections with clients, partners and suppliers.”
Video managed services
There are already some big users of videoconferencing in New Zealand but it will really takeoff as the network improves and costs come down, says Simon Downey. At that stage demand for video managed services will increase, he predicts.