A Moment of Truth for your remote meeting solution?

Company employees may be working from home for many months. In order to operate effectively and stay connected, the right conferencing technology will be essential

Around the world, organisations are planning for the very real possibility of staff working from home for a period of weeks or months. Meetings that previously occurred in-person with clients or colleagues must now take place remotely.

Conferencing technology has evolved significantly, and there are many alternatives to basic dial-in. But as companies move to large-scale remote working, many are finding shortcomings with web conferencing tools. We’ve identified four factors to consider when evaluating a solution.

1. Simplicity

Conference calls have been an important part of day-to-day life for years, but some employees will be using meeting technology for the first time. They must be able to schedule and join calls from home, rather than relying on colleagues to set them up. Clients must be able to join meetings without having to download software, which is often blocked by security settings. Integration with everyday tools like Outlook and mobile apps can improve usability. For international use, choose a solution with a multi-lingual interface. Bottom line – to avoid time wasted getting meetings started and dealing with distractions, the user experience must be streamlined and intuitive.

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Rob Jardine

Rob Jardine

LoopUp (LON:LOOP) provides simple, pain-free business conference calls and online meetings. We help thousands of businesses host better conferencing, without problems such as not knowing who’s joined, background noise, and difficulties sharing content. LoopUp alerts you when your first guest joins, calls you on your phone, shows you who’s on your conference call and who’s speaking, and lets you share your screen or start a video conference with just one click. LoopUp has mobile apps for iPhone and Android, plus integration with Outlook and web access anytime. LoopUp serves enterprise clients across Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific.