Because the face of the marketplace is changing, so are the landscapes people conduct their business. Arguably, employees can work mobile or remotely from nearly anywhere. Corporate headquarters. The branch office. Home. Starbucks. You get the picture. Speaking of pictures, video conferencing is an easy, streamlined way of connecting people to each other no matter where they call office. In this downloadable, comprehensive comparison guide, you’ll see the differences and benefits of both on-premise video conferencing and unified communications.
On-Premise Video Conferencing
Video conferencing equipment can deliver high definition conferences to the big screen. This could include the infrastructure in your data center to run and manage the video or the equipment in the conference room or offices where meetings take place. Some of the elements that accompany this option include:
Recording capabilities of video, audio and content presented within
Best compatibility for conference room-based videos
Your own IT department oversees install and maintenance
Unified communications is an integrated suite of tools that puts all your communication apps in one central place. Video conferencing is just one of the easy-to-use features of the suite that also includes instant messaging, audio, Voice over IP and web conferencing. Items for consideration under this option are:
Visibility of who’s online or unavailable within organization
Facilitate exclusively on desktop communication as a service
Accommodates video calls in conjunction with audio-only calls
Hardware requirements limited to microphone and high-quality camera
Incorporated maintenance costs built into annual licensing
Not One Size Fits All
With most business technology products and services, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution that meets universal needs. On-premise video conferencing and unified communications can be merged to create the ultimate solution for your unique business needs. One of the best features is the ability to be scalable because like business, technology is not static. Evolving workplaces and technology needs are fluid. Download your copy of the Video Conferencing Comparison Guide today.