There’s no doubt that working from home will likely become a long-term trend lasting into 2021 and far beyond. A major contributor to the success has been video conferencing. Would we have been able to work from home so successfully in the 1990s when video conferencing was a futuristic pipe dream?
Much more than simply an occasional meeting tool, video conferencing has evolved into something that’s become as ubiquitous as the phone for those of us working from home.
Additionally, video conferencing services usually offer more than just face-to-face interactions. Industry-leading providers of video conferencing services let users share screens, remotely access one another’s desktops, chat via text, exchange files, communicate via digital whiteboards, and even broadcast conferences to large groups of passive viewers.
So what should you look for when considering which video conference software to use for your business?
1. Call reliability
Make sure your video conferencing service provider is built on a reliable and resilient network that has the availability to meet your business’s unique needs.
2. Video quality
Don’t settle for anything less than amazing for your mission-critical communication. Perfectly tuned audio and 4K video make you feel like you’re in the same room, even if you’re connecting from thousands of miles away.
3. Ease of use
Choose a solution that integrates with your corporate directory for an easy way to connect with colleagues, but also make sure the solution supports guest calling for meeting with customers and partners outside of your organisation.
4. Wireless screen sharing
Instantly transform your video call into a collaborative working session by sharing your screen or presentation. This means you can work collaboratively on documents, share presentations in addition to communicating face to face.
5. Customer support
Who do you call if you need assistance? Find a provider who offers support with good response times and who offers support through the life of the service.
6. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Support for PC or Mac, tablet and smartphone (Android or iOS) and browser-based calling is essential and offers your teams flexibility, so find a solution that integrates with all of the devices your team like to use.
Fortunately, there’s a huge market full of endless options for different types of video conferencing software. The best one for your company will depend on several factors, such as the number of employees you have, your budget and any special features you may need.
Our team are experts in flexible working solutions and we would be happy to have a no-obligation chat with you to find out what is the best solution for your needs. Give us a call on 0345 8733110 or visit our website at interact-technology.com to find out more!