Video provides yet another communications channel that subscribers can choose when they wish to collaborate with their peers, customers or partners. Just as some collaborations and discussions are more appropriate for voice communications than for an instant messaging (IM) session, video can offer another dimension beyond a Web conference.
In the current economic climate, video is also an important alternative to face-to-face collaboration. Contemporary video systems provide a higher degree of clarity, making both verbal and nonverbal communications more easily seen. This is critical for communications involving elements like negotiating contracts or consulting with partners or customers.
Dig deeper on Business Video Conferencing and Telepresence Technology
Related Q&A from Paul McMillan -- Retired Expert
Can Google Apps and Google+ be used to facilitate communication and collaboration for an enterprise's remote knowledge-based workforce? UC expert ...continue reading
Many people view the terms social media and social networking as interchangeable. UC expert Paul McMillan offers his definitions of the two terms and...continue reading
Should businesses invest in internal, vendor-based enterprise social software or stick with free, public social networking clients? UC expert Paul ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.