Video conferencing benefits a wide spectrum of end users in a variety of ways. Video conferencing can help start-up businesses, established organizations, and educational facilities by reducing travel costs, enabling remote users, increasing understanding of what is being discussed, and building relationships. Value-added resellers (VARs) that understand how to position the benefits of video conferencing can basically sell it to anyone.

Benefits of Video Conferencing: From Schools to Start-Ups

Let’s look at various types of organizations and discuss the potential benefits of video conferencing that VARs could present to their customers.
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Collaboration is a key part to all types of work, from working with a team at your workplace to working on a team with coworkers in another country. In recent years, enterprises have found a distinct need for collaborative spaces in order to improve communication and make collaboration more effective.

Choosing the Right Meeting-Room Technology for Remote Collaboration

Here are a few things VARs can help their customers address when choosing meeting-room technology for remote collaboration.
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Modern businesses are rapidly deploying unified communications and collaboration (UCC) in order to gain efficiency, increase productivity, advance decision-making, and further innovation and creativity. Technology advancements along with customer trends such as increasing workforce mobility and the increase in virtual organizations are driving UCC adoption amid all verticals, businesses of all sizes, and in any geography. Research into rising adoption of mobile devices indicates that total mobile subscriptions by 2023 are forecast to exceed 9.5 billion, with smartphones leading growth.

UCC and Mobility: Rising to Meet the Growing Demand

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular drivers for integration of UCC and mobility as businesses rapidly deploy UCC to grow.
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The benefits of telecommuting for businesses are clear: increased employee productivity, reduced costs, and improved flexibility are among the many. In fact, according to a recent study, 91 percent of remote workers believe they “get more work done when working remotely,” compared to only nine percent who feel they don’t.

Advantages of Video Conferencing for the Virtual Office

Here we'll explore a few advantages of video conferencing for the virtual office.
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Small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are fully embracing unified communications and collaboration (UCC) tools as they take advantage of the benefits of new and growing technologies available today. These technologies make the way that SMBs communicate and transfer knowledge simpler and more efficient. Communication and collaboration among employees—and between clients, customers, and business partners—have improved using new software solutions and technologies, resulting in new business opportunities, improved productivity, and enhanced efficiency, regardless of geography or time zones. Let’s take a look at how value-added resellers (VARs) can help SMBs benefit from UCC today:

How UCC Is Promoting Better Workplace Collaboration for SMBs

SMBs are fully embracing unified communications and workplace collaboration tools as they take advantage of the benefits of new and growing technologies.
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There has been a major increase in adoption of newer collaboration technologies due to improvements in technology and demand from the workforce. Deployment options include cloud, on-premises, and hybrid. Value-added resellers (VARs) can review some of the following use cases in order to get a better understanding of how new technologies can help their customers improve collaboration and productivity. Many of these technology use cases involve improved ways to use virtual tracking, biometrics, and data analytics. These are some of the emerging collaboration themes for 2016 and beyond:

Three Collaboration Technology Use Cases

There has been a major increase in adoption of newer collaboration technologies due to improvements in technology and demand from the workforce.
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Wearable Technology Now Available for Remote Collaboration at Work

Many more progressive companies are considering the deployment of wearable devices to empower employees with hands-free work and remote collaboration.
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In today’s enterprise business environment, many companies have a dispersed workforce in one way or another. Some may have multiple offices or a headquarters and several branch locations. Many companies support work-from-home arrangements, and others have road warriors who primarily travel in order to perform their jobs. Contractors may be required to work in the office of the business that they support, making them remote workers as well. Remote workers must be able to be engaged with those they do business with, and if they are not, their companies may experience reduced productivity, resulting in lost revenues.

Three Ways That UCC Solutions Keep the Remote Workforce Engaged

The best way to keep remote workers engaged and connected is through the implementation of unified communications and collaboration solutions,or UCC solutions.
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Unified Communication and Collaboration Through Ingram Micro

Are you a reseller/solution provider looking to take advantage of UCC? You can leverage the collaborative nature of these solutions to help your SMB and enterprise customers improve their employee productivity. How? Ingram Micro offers a suite of UCC-dedicated solutions—and the value-added services to support them—to enable you to meet a variety of end-user UCC requirements. And if you're already deploying mobile, cloud and virtualization solutions to your customer base, you can leverage Ingram Micro's relationships with leading UCC vendors to grow your business further.