June 29th, 2018.

Far from being the expensive events they once were, video meetings can now actually save money, says Jamie Coombs of Altodigital.

It usually required a dedicated room and expensive equipment, for a start. Despite this, it was also often unreliable and the whole set-up inflexible with few opportunities for spontaneity.

The availability of fast, inexpensive broadband has done much to change this situation. This, together with Skype, has transformed the whole experience and now companies of any size can hold a virtual meeting at any time. And because of the simplicity of the technology, it doesn’t require an important conference to justify its use any more. Quick one-to-one conversations can be held this way too.

Working remotely
However, what many small businesses have yet to consider is that using video can now actually help to save money, especially for those where employees tend to work at home or on the road.

According to the Office of National Statistics, half of the UK workforce will work remotely by 2020. But despite the many benefits of doing so, the main disadvantage of working away from the office is the lack of human interaction.

For example, members of the sales team may be.......

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