The Future of Zoom and Working From Home. (Getting the Most from Your AV Budget - Part 1)
Updated: Apr 27
2019 presented a widespread transition into promoting a healthy work/life balance as individuals and businesses alike encouraged each other to investigate alternative approaches to boost and maintain productivity.
Fast forward to 2020 and I think we can all agree- the ability to work from home has become absolutely essential, and it happened faster than we ever imagined. While big business has relied on video conferencing and remote collaboration for years, a good number of small and medium businesses likely never had a need for it (or even considered its existence) until COVID-19 struck. Almost overnight the global workforce began to physically isolate themselves as panic set in and productivity models began to falter. Today, I think you will struggle to find an office employee who doesn’t know what Zoom is, and more importantly, have a decent grasp on how it works and how to use it.
It's probably worth mentioning that Zoom is just one collaboration and meeting option of many, whether you use Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, Zoom, Cisco, Polycom or any other platform, this information is still relevant.
(Pictured above: The Meetup is a front runner in Logitech's new line of flexible collaboration tools, delivering premium meeting room technology at a price point that's honestly hard to beat.)
Now, I know what you’re thinking – “So what’s your point?”
Well, this is where it gets interesting. As the ‘curve’ slowly works its way south and businesses are silently planning how to migrate back to business as usual, people are (or at least should be) thinking about ways to incorporate their newfound collaboration tools into their daily work lives.
As an audio visual integrator, we know the challenges involved in assessing what you need in a meeting or collaboration space, how it’s going to work, and how to prioritise your budget accordingly.
So, to clear up the confusion and ease some of the anxiety you might feel when you start looking into Zoom or Teams integration (if you haven’t already) – over the coming weeks we are publishing a short blog series titled “Getting the most from your AV budget” to shed some light on how you can make a positive start on the process of streamlining your company’s remote work and collaboration capacity.
Stay tuned for “Getting the most from your AV budget - Part 2: Defining Your Requirements”