During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, with business closures and working from home spanning several countries, how to use video conferencing has become a priority for most of us. This tool will remain essential for businesses, small and large, to stay in touch with their employees, co-workers and customers. However, many of us are embarking on this work-from-home journey for the first time, so we wanted to put together some helpful information to guide you on how to use video conferencing.
Even if you aren't in a large office or conferencing space, this information should help you understand some of the key elements to consider if you want to create a video conferencing area in your home office.
It’s certainly a unique time for those of us in the professional audiovisual industry. For designers, integrators, re-sellers and technology managers, the niche industry that usually consumes us with the deeply technical side of things has now shifted into mainstream conversations.
Why? As most of us have noticed, the news media, local municipalities, counties, schools and businesses have been working feverishly to convey critical information to the public about the recent outbreak of COVID-19, known commonly as coronavirus. While many may disagree about the severity of the virus, two things are certain. The virus is spreading, and businesses are cancelling conferences, meetings and other events to prevent their employees' exposure.
According to The Lancet, “the national security strategy for COVID-19 within China has shifted to so-called wartime control measures,” with cities on lock down.
It's nearing the end of February, a cold month with cloudy days and stories circulating about illnesses. This has been an especially tough winter, as threats of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the flu have spanned countries, making many of us question the safety and importance of making a business trip or even coming into the office.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare employment is expected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028. Telehealth is up 53 percent, and is growing faster than any other place of care. In fact, according to Massachusetts General Hospital, 79 percent of patients say that a telemedicine follow up is more convenient than in-person visits.
Zoom Video Communications seems to be dominating the world of video conferencing with lovers of the platform using over 39 billion meeting minutes a year. We wanted to find out their story and see what it is that makes people choose Zoom over the multitude of other options. Listen as Laura Padilla shares Zoom's Past, Present, and Future on ConferenceCast.
Every year ConferenceRoomSystems.com releases their predictions for the video conferencing industry along with the results from the previous year. We didn't see everything we predicted for 2016 but we did see some amazing advances in video conferencing, live streaming and wireless presentation.
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