What is Web Conferencing?
Web conferencing enables the real-time sharing of computer screens, individual applications or web-based content among two or more computers or mobile devices.
It can be hosted via an on premise solution within a datacenter or can be delivered through the cloud utilizing software as a service (SaaS).
Web conferencing is often interchanged with video conferencing, but web conferencing is so much more. Web conferencing allows for the sharing of content in addition to audio and video.
Some web conferencing platforms support additional features like screen annotation, polling, speaker management, chat, and whiteboarding to name a few.
Common types of web conferencing may include but are not limited to the following:
- Interactive Team Meetings
- Online Education
- Live Online Events
Why Use Web Conferencing?
As the trend towards flexible work models continues and hybrid working becomes commonplace, teams are becoming more and more disparate, such that having a Web Conferencing solution has become paramount.
Some major benefits of having an on premise or cloud based web conferencing solution are:
As stated above, hybrid work is becoming commonplace and having the ability to collaborate regardless of location is absolutely vital. Web conferencing allows employees to meet face-to-face regardless of whether they are in the same building, working from home, or halfway around the globe.
Virtual Conference Room
Utilizing the ability to screen share, whiteboard, and work together on content creation, web conferencing allows your team to jump into a virtual conference room any time they need to collaborate on a project or meet a deadline.
Web conferencing allows companies to grow quickly by extending their reach even when they may not be a large corporation yet. Being able to reach customers regardless of their location provides a unique opportunity to scale without a significant increase in operational costs.
Web conferencing allows a company to operate in an ever increasing mobile work environment. Employees and customers can join in on web conferences utilizing a phone or tablet just as easy as they can with a computer