In a slowly recovering economy, many companies are trying to find ways to keep travel budgets low. Still, meeting business partners in person offers a number of advantages. Luckily, in a high-tech age, companies can have virtual face-time with prospective clients without breaking their budgets.
Just ask Florida-based law firm Hightower & Partners. The firm recently invested in MegaMeeting.com's video conferencing and web conferencing solutions to save time and money while still getting an in-person experience with clients.
The 100 percent browser-based video and web conferencing technology offers the firm the option of customizing their online seminars, company meetings and employee trainings for less cost. Firm officials say they even hold business luncheons via web conference for a personal touch.
Lilly Torres, an administrator for Hightower, explains that the technology is also easy to use. It has "adjustable video frames, simple options such as share desktop, higher video quality - and all without making your invitees download a program to join a webcam session," she said in a company statement.
According to TeleSeminarLive.com, a number of companies are finding web conferencing tools allow them to stay in touch with partners without going broke in a trying climate. The source says developing technologies that offer quality audio resolution and desk sharing features for presentations blur the line between virtual and actual meetings, so firms can connect with clients while saving cash.