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Videocall's Mypresence Helping Executives Stay in Touch during Crisis


April 21, 2010

Shrinking opportunities have made today's business world extremely competitive and competition has turned today's business executives into modern nomads. In this situation, video conferencing has come to rescue of the globally dispersed executives, who need to work as a team but are geographically far apart from each other, especially at times when there are no possibilities of getting to your colleagues due to some unforeseen hindrances, such as the one just happened due to Icelandic volcano eruption.

Videocall, the company which has earned reputation as telepresence and video collaboration managed services provider, came to great help for the top executives during the crisis. The company recently announced that its high definition desktop telepresence service, MyPresence has helped organizations beat the blues of closed airspaces across Europe, by letting key personnel stay in touch wherever they are.

Videocall's MyPresence service delivers high definition, personal telepresence video communication from the computer. MyPresence is a subscription-based service and can be accessed from anywhere in the world via a simple and intuitive Internet portal. Based on the new scalable video coding standard, MyPresence was designed for the dynamic requirements of today's public IP and converged corporate networks.

MyPresence's ability to connect tele-workers to their office-based colleagues, guest participants and legacy video conferencing equipment eliminates the needs for further capital expenditure and thus helps organizations significantly save on operational costs and enhance efficiency.

With scalability built in organizations are able to instantly switch on and scale up their MyPresence usage by extending licenses to anyone who requires them.

Licensing costs are not also too high which means that the payback period is days or weeks rather than months.

"With European airspace closed organisations of all sizes are finding it tough to stay in touch with stranded employees. MyPresence ensures that even in situations such as these organisations can stay in touch with their people and stay productive," said Rob Portwood, chief executive of Videocall.

Videocall's MyPresence can help any business overcome the challenges associated with business continuity planning. It also helps enhance employees' productivity and efficiency by letting them connect in high definition video to their colleagues, customers, suppliers and partners.


Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire




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