Video conference has become the norm and the standard for business practices all around the world. It saves time, energy, and mostly travels expenses. There is no longer an immediate need to bring people from different parts of the country or even the world face to face to hold a meeting. Your meeting can take place through interactive telecommunication technologies that are in fact convenient and inexpensive compared to the rigors and expenses associated with travel. This is the modern way to conduct business on a large scale for making quick decisions and discussing issues within a company. It is technology working at its best for companies to solve problems and to achieve their mission statement.
In was not until the 1980’s when the video conference first came into prominence. During the 1990’s the concept took off and many companies began to use video conferencing as standard practice for meetings. It let two people or a room full of people at many different locations to be able to communicate directly. In addition to hearing and seeing individuals other forms of technology could also be utilized during this process. Computer data, power point, videos, and other visual aids can be used to help make important decisions as well as information shared among employees and managers of any business.
In the 2000’s the video conference became even more popular for large and small business with access to such sites as Skype and iChat. These have grown in popularity because they are essentially free of charge and open to both large business organizations as well as the small business enterprise. It was 2005 that marked the first high definition video conferencing and most likely will be the standard for years to come.
As technology becomes more sophisticated so will the video conference and all the aspects and potential it offers. The potential for video conferencing is unlimited and now extends for advertising, education, web sites, and informational programming. The future is bright for this advanced communication system that connects people and business so that they can do business, learn, make decisions, and stay informed. Tomorrow will result in better ways to communicate with the world and video conferencing is at the top of the list.