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Huntington Beach, CA, United States, 2011/02/08 - In spite of Forester Research stating lack of comfort on camera, US Ice Storm and other challenges gives good reason for people at home to use video conferencing with data collaboration for real-time work, states BrightCom CEO, Bob McCandless.
As ice and snow storms continue to cover much of the US, airports are canceling flights, and businesses and other organizations are suspending operations. It is during events like this, and the Icelandic ash cloud that caused problems for travelers in Europe in 2010, that when available, integrated video and data conferencing can help businesses to continue to complete a sale, or to meet deadlines.
According to Bob McCandless, CEO of BrightCom, “When faced with obstacles, people can leverage video conferencing and data collaboration to continue with the basic business functions but without being in the office. It allows people to not wait for emails or phone calls and instead get a much faster and real-time response regarding documents or other business materials from their co-workers, managers or clients.”
Recently, however, a Forester Research survey found that 72% of workers in the US and Europe would rather use email or phone to communicate instead of desktop or home video conferencing due to feelings of unease on camera and the perceived lack of privacy. In response to this new finding, Mr. McCandless agrees that video is still the lowest common denominator when it comes to everyday human communication.
Mr. McCandless states, “It is obvious that at this time, people are more comfortable with sharing their lives and communicating through texts, tweets and status updates to the whole world, than they are broadcasting themselves live.”
But when faced with the inability to be present, specifically in a work environment, Mr. McCandless feels that BrightCom's integrated video and data conferencing can give employees in different locations the ability to continue working together on documents and materials and choose to use video when they need it.
“Integrated video and data conferencing gives people who are working from home or on the road the ability to find their manager or co-worker online, visually say hello, and quickly jump to sharing the sales proposal, trade show expense sheet or product diagram for a quick and collaborative review. They don't have to wait till they get into the office to accomplish every day work.”
“Today,” continued Mr. McCandless, “video communication has a better place in the business conference room than it does in the home or the personal office because the conference room is a place of formal presentations and planned meetings where people prepare to speak to each other. As video and telepresence technologies continue to become more prevalent in everyday work, people will learn to understand when and how video will help them in their different workspaces.”
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