Video conferencing connects colleagues for improved corporate decision making

Wednesday, May 19 2010

Getting staff to coordinate on projects can be tedious. Simple collaborations can take longer than needed if colleagues are unable to accommodate each others' schedules. Just ask Scott McKay, CIO of Genworth Financial.

McKay told NetworkWorld.com it used to take three to four weeks for his 300 staff members to share reports and put together simple Power Point presentations. There was slow turnaround on ideas and multiple interpretations, he explained to the source.

Now, his company uses video conferencing solutions to connect co-workers. Thanks to the tools, all staff members are able to share applications and reports quickly. McKay says the tools allow colleagues to share applications and data online while they chat. Plus, he says the high-definition video is natural-looking.

"When you can see each other and work with common tools, it makes you come up with better ideas," McKay told NetworkWorld.com.

Additionally, McKay said his staff attendance increased by 50 percent when he began using video conferencing rooms.

According to NoJitter.com, using video conferencing to connect workers is a top trend for 2010. Increased management solutions are another major benefit of using web conferencing this year, reports the source.ADNFCR-3295-ID-19788469-ADNFCR