How AV needs shift within organizations
Has the Coronavirus Pandemic caused your organization to start considering the adoption of video conferencing in the office and for your remote work force? If it hasn’t then you might want to reconsider.
Pandemics have a long history of redefining everyday life, it also forces change across many industries. In fact a recent article from Forbes sums it up perfectly. Who lead your digital transition in 2020? Your CIO or COVID-19? Organizational culture may shift, you may be forced to test the flexibility of your AV systems; video conferencing has now become business critical. This is why you might see a spike in demand for AV and systems integration.
Since we have recognized that external factors easily force change within organizations, we have to re-evaluate the current systems in place at organizations. Shifts in business processes and organizational culture will guide the need for better AV systems.
Here are some steps to identifying the needs within your organization.
Step one is to identify the problem, and the need for AV. If your current AV system isn’t adapting well to changes in business processes and culture then it’s time for a change. For example, your organization was forced to shift a large part – if not all – of your workforce to work remotely, and you are struggling to adapt your current AV systems and video conferencing to support their needs.
Bring up the suggestion to your manager or IT team. You don’t need to worry about which video conferencing solution is right for your organization, that’s what your audiovisual integrator is for. VisionPoint will work with you and your stakeholders to help you evaluate your current video conferencing needs, what your future needs will be, and develop a plan to implement your new video conferencing solution.
Step two is identifying which situations your company faces that would benefit from an AV system. This could be quarterly meetings, team meetings, meeting new clients for the first time, or simplifying any process. It may be beneficial to add video conferencing to pre-existing conferences rooms. Do you need an enterprise grade solution, or can you get by with a zoom room? What the difference between the Poly solutions and Cisco solutions? Do you need microphones in the ceiling or in the table?
Step three is getting professional consultation. Explore your options with a credible and professional integrator. VisionPoint is experienced with guiding organizations through this process, a quick phone call can guide you in the right direction. Connect with us using this form.
Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Cisco WebEx, BlueJeans, Go to Meeting, Zoom, or an on-premise solution…. Which one is right for your organization? We can help add value to your organization by assessing your space for the best fit.
VisionPoint has helped to identify the best solutions for many clients in the past, and will help find the best fit for your organization.
There are numerous solutions on the market, VisionPoint makes sure that each solution aligns with organizational culture.
When selecting a video conferencing platform, you should consider the following questions before evaluating the solutions on the market. The answer can be found when you consider the importance of security, reliability and ease-of-use.
How much money do you have in the budget for this?
How many end users will you have?
Where are your users located?
Do you want this to be a capital expense or an operating expense?
If you have trouble answering any of these questions, or you simply don’t know where to start, you should give us a call. VisionPoint can help you analyze your answers and identify solutions that will fit your needs.
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