With most decisions that we make in life we understand there are usually trade offs. The age-old debate of cost versus quality is one that you will probably enter into when considering Video Conferencing.
So, what exactly are the trade offs between higher quality business Video Conferencing solutions and the free consumer options out there? Are the higher quality solutions really worth the cost, or do savings from the free/lower cost options justify their lower quality?
Free and low-cost Video Conferencing services such as Skype have been widely adopted for personal use and are also used by many start-ups and smaller companies too. But there are limitations to the quality and reliability of these services.
The hidden costs of low cost Video Conferencing solutions:
- Poor user experience
- Dropped calls
- Inconsistent video quality
- Diminished credibility
- Security issues
- Proprietary standards
Video Conferencing systems for SMB’s are more affordable now, than ever before and they offer businesses consistent, quality Video Conferencing to enable faster decision making, improved productivity, more efficient collaboration and closer business relationships.