You Want a Video Conferencing System – Now What?

Posted on August 4, 2014

You’ve made the decision to invest in a video conferencing system. Now what?

You know that video conferencing has many benefits and investing in the proper technology will pay off in the end, but finding the right platform can be a bit tricky.IMG_3289

Is it better to have a video conferencing system that resides in the cloud or one that is hosted within your system? That all depends on what you want and need.

Sebastian uses LifeSize® video conferencing products for extraordinary visual communication that enhances collaboration and improves business. Below, we explore the benefits of both platforms which should help you pinpoint the solution that will work the best for your organization.

Cloud Technology

Living in the cloud has never been easier. Your team can connect with anyone on the device of their choice. The easy interface and quick deployment makes it a perfect choice for a company just starting out or wanting a low-maintenance solution.

Easy on the Pocketbook
  • No up-front infrastructure costs
  • No IT administration and equipment to worry about
  • Pay for the features you need and forget about the rest
  • Ideal for a business starting out
Easy to Use
  • Automatic software updates
  • Once you set it up, you don’t have to fuss with it later
  • Deploy pretty much instantly
  • Use immediately
  • Easy to manage
  • Simple web settings console
  • Intuitive user interface

On-Premise Technology

Sometimes control is everything. If you must manage all company communications on site or if you need more configuration options, on-site technology will be your best bet.

Customization is Key
  • Configure by location, team and user
  • Refine the user experience based on your needs as much or as little as you need
  • You get to schedule when you would like to receive alerts and updates
  • A single dashboard for total configuration
  • Comply with regulations that require you to manage communications on site
Integration is Key
  • Seamlessly plug into existing software
  • Interoperable with current video endpoint investments

While this synopsis may not have answered all of your questions, it should help you narrow down what you need and want in a video conferencing system. But seeing is truly believing. Set up a free no-obligation demonstration to really see what you are missing out on by holding a standard conference call.