Small Business

Small Business

Discover the exciting ways businesses are leveraging video conferencing to stay connected and make their margins grow.

cloud-based video conferencing

Cloud-Based Video Conferencing Is Changing a 130-Year-Old Accounting Institute

More than 130 years of British financial history has drifted up into the clouds over the past six months. The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, one the oldest...
blackboard collaborate for business

Blackboard Collaborate for Business: Education Tech Has a Lot to Teach Businesses

No matter how old you are, it is never too late to learn a thing or two from the classroom. If you’re in business, or work in a professional team environment...
global telecommuting trends

Global Telecommuting Trends Show Small Businesses Should Go International

Global trends show telecommuting is both growing and getting smaller. In developed economies, more and more employees are taking up remote employment, linked to their employers by video conference. If you count...
internet video traffic trends

Internet Video Traffic Trends Show Video Will Be 80% of Traffic, So Get Your...

A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but a video is worth many, many more. According to Forrester Research, a single minute of video is worth 1.8 million words. That figure isn’t supposed...
video conference room design

Better Video Conference Room Design Can Help Small Businesses Make the Most of Space

If you’re a part of a small business you’ve probably got space on your mind. Not the “final frontier” version, the practical, everyday, “how do we all fit in one room”...
skype tips and tricks

Little-Known Skype Tips and Tricks Can Make a Big Difference to Your Small Business

Skype may be the boring family car of the video conferencing world, but old reliable still has a few tricks--free ones at that--that can make a big difference to how you...
virtual reality real estate tours

Virtual Reality Real Estate Tours Let You Visit Properties without Leaving Home

If you’re currently searching for a new home, chances are you’re looking online. More than 80% of people in the U.S. now begin their hunt for a new address on the web,...
video conferencing focus groups

Video Conferencing Focus Groups Provide Cheaper, More Accurate Market Information

Here’s a customer survey for you. The focus group is: A)   Dead B)   Dying C)   Killing innovation D)   More relevant than ever before The answer is all of the above. It just depends on which opinion you...
Free Video Conferencing Vs. Subscription-Based Services

Free Video Conferencing Vs. Subscription-Based Services: Should You Pay for Video Conferencing?

From the edges of a border crossing many, many miles from home the activists of environmental watchdog Global Witness sit for days counting logging trucks illegally transporting timber. It is tedious, demanding...
distracted by your own face during a video call

Distracted by Your Own Face During a Video Call? Next Step for VC May...

If you get a prickly scalp and a nervous twitch at the very suggestion of a meeting by video conference that’s going to require you to look at a live image...

APPLICATIONS

Video Conferencing in the Classroom: Smart Ways to Make Use of...

By guest author Kelly Kincaid It’s September. You just opened up a big box of tablets for your classroom. Now what? If you don’t speak...