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Video blog: Can Skype replace business video conferencing?

In this video blog, Paul Marshall discusses the relevance of video conferencing in the business world and whether companies and organisations are actually using this HD technology or using free resources like Skype.

For extra information on this topic, please see this blog.


Fog closes airports…but it should not prevent you from closing business

When my family and I arrived in Dublin to get our connecting flight back to the UK from Boston this week, the buzz word around the terminal was ‘fog’.

Our flight to Heathrow was delayed by three hours but for many their flights were simply cancelled. The delay was certainly irritating. We...

Relying on Skype is risky business

Skype users have had a raw deal recently. The latest breakdown affected users in the UK, Europe, Australia, Japan and Brazil.

Recent issues meant Skype users could not change their status, start Skype calls or see their contacts. Although the breakdown did not affected Business for Skype...

Go global with unified communications

Many of our recent large enterprise telephone system deployments have included offices and branches outside of the UK. This throws up different challenges in terms of keeping in contact and working effectively with colleagues, clients and suppliers in other countries.

We have used a blend...

Turn to video conferencing as new ash cloud threatens business travel plans

With the risk to air travel around Europe currently under threat, many business trips may fail to get off the ground.

Iceland has just raised its risk level for an eruption of its Bardarbunga volcano to orange, the second-highest level. The country’s met office has detected ongoing movement...

Avoid summer queues with video conferencing

With schools now off for the summer, the holiday season starts in earnest. If you are a business based in a holiday hotspot, travelling around can be a nightmare.

Your usual routes to and from the office or to client’s premises may result in journey times becoming twice as long as you try...

Video conferencing

Gone are the days of stuttering pictures and conversations that are out of sync with the speaker’s lips.

The combination of high definition picture quality and faster bandwidth has transformed video conferencing into an everyday, real-time tool that can replicate the intimacy of a face to...

If only law firms had more time….

Is video conferencing the answer to lawyers juggling the needs of several clients and multiple meetings?

You have several cases to deal with today and they are all in different locations.

Time, as always, is of the essence.

You could possibly defer a meeting or delegate someone else to...

Save money and time with video conferencing

The economic climate has continued to put pressures on many budgets and while some businesses have survived the recession and are beginning to flourish again, they are still being cautious with their expenditure.

An effective way to immediately save time and money for many businesses is by...