OED is providing you with a second blog this month, looking at video conferencing and its many facets. While the COVID-19 pandemic has a sizable portion of the workforce working from home, video conferencing is demonstrating how useful it can be with keeping business
operations, students and groups moving during these unusual times. With this rapid ubiquity, we consider the reasons for its popularity, suggestions on how to choose software according to needs, and look at a few examples of platforms available to keep us connected to our workplace, colleagues, and teachers.
Video conferencing provides the ability for two or more participants to meet and collaborate from different locations. It’s accessed via a high-quality video and audio feed and can be used with computers, smartphones, and tablets that are connected to the internet. Video conferencing services are utilized for meetings, remote classrooms, webinars, job interviews, and much more.
These are only a small handful of the video conferencing platforms available right now, with numerous other choices within the paid and free realms.
Whether you are new to it or are curious about what other services are out there, take into consideration what makes a video conferencing platform a prevalent choice and evaluate your needs before making a final decision. Most importantly, make sure that you are fully versed in the security settings in whichever platform you choose. Video conferencing is a valuable tool for businesses, students, and groups who want to stay connected over long distances – also while social distancing – and it has ostensibly come into its own. OED will continue to work to provide you with important information on helping your business survive during this COVID-19 challenge.