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Video Conferencing Business Witnesses High Rise In First Half Of 2010: ACT Conferencing

August 02, 2010

ACT Conferencing, a provider of audio conferencing, video conferencing, and web conferencing services, has announced that the video conferencing and ACT Proximity video conference room rentals of the company have seen a high rise during the first half of the year 2010, as a big number of companies have been looking alternatives to cut down high costs involved with extensive business travels. The company has also stated that its clients that have used the ACT Proximity video conferencing service have expressed they are satisfied with the application to a level that they are even expanding their use of the ACT conferencing technology.

A combination of various factors, including the persistent worldwide economic recession and a number of natural disasters such as the volcanic eruption in Iceland have compelled the businesses to seek alternative ways to communicate face-to-face with clients, partners, employees and investors. Video conferencing offers a convenient and clear way of establishing a virtual conference to the businesses.

The ACT Proximity video conferencing room rental service offers a low cost and convenient alternative to the enterprises, when compared to business travels involving high costs. The service involves a worldwide network of state-of-the-art video room rental suites, including over 4,500 public video conference room locations which are available on an hourly basis. It provides the clients with a rapid access to affordable virtual meetings, without having to own or operate equipment. Without requiring them to fill any complicated contracts or obligations, the service helps enterprises in searching for locations online, and further reserving the videoconference rooms that meet their requirements.

According to Marina Bogard, chief sales and marketing officer for ACT Conferencing, businesses trying to thrive in this economy can't afford to underestimate the importance of personal relationships and face-to-face conversations, however the rising cost of travel, environmental concerns, and increasing reluctance of employees to be proverbial 'road-warriors' have made high-definition video conferencing a reality. Bogard noted that the company is seeing double digit growth in reservations from small businesses to Fortune 1000s, and hopes to see the industry reaching critical mass with video conferencing. Apart from growing its business in audio conferencing and Web conferencing, the company has witnessed the largest jump during the year 2010 in video conferencing, Bogard added.

Raja Singh Chaudhary is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Raja's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Erin Monda

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