The New South Wales Industrial Relations agency is introducing online web conferencing to help cut down on travel costs, according to NetworkWorld.com.
NSW told NetworkWorld.com that it will start using video conferencing solutions this year to distribute a number of webinars, which will work to help employees move to the Fair Work national industrial relations system - which explains new minimum wage and labor laws.
NSW will also use web conferencing software to organize staff meetings across several of its several regional offices.
Before web conferencing, presenters traditionally had to travel to regional locations throughout the country to deliver seminars. The company told the NetworkWorld.com that it hoped to reduce both direct and indirect travel costs, such as accommodations, gas and car maintenance. NSW also said that alleviating time constraints on presenters and executives would allow them to deliver better quality presentations.
The Chicago Tribune says that many major companies like Advanced Micro Devices and Hewlett-Packard have slashed their travel expenses by as much as 30 percent through the use of video conferencing, and they expect even bigger savings in the coming years.