Collaboration Use Case - Enable Meetings with Remote Attendees

Enable Meetings with Remote Attendees

Collaboration Use Case - Facilitate Meetings with Remote Attendees

With web conferencing, employees, customers, and partners can attend meetings anytime, from anywhere, with data sharing and high-definition audio and video.

Cisco WebEx is the market-leading web-conferencing service. It provides a productive, highly secure experience across devices, locations, and organizations with minimal disruption to your existing IT operations.


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  • Accelerate decision making by reducing communications delay.
  • Reduce employee travel, real-estate costs, and greenhouse gas emissions by meeting virtually and supporting flexible work locations.
  • Encourage participation, information sharing, and knowledge building.
  • Improve talent by removing geographical restrictions in hiring.

Proof Points

  • Telepresence could replace up to 70 percent of internal travel over the next 10 to 15 years, cutting corporate travel costs by 21 percent. (Source: Bernstein)
  • Companies can get a five-year ROI of about 140 percent and payback from travel and operational cost savings within 24 to 41 months. (Source: Salire)
  • Collaboration business cases that include a video component improve ROI by up to five times. (Source: Salire)
  • According to 77 percent of respondents in a McKinsey survey, collaboration technologies improve speed of access to knowledge
  • Aberdeen Group reports that best-in-class users of video saved more than 17 percent in travel costs in 2010.

More than 4000 Virgin Media employees are active meeting hosts, and each month more than double that number join WebEx sessions, whether between offices, from home, or while travelling.

"We found that leveraging TelePresence in the supply chain would help us to take weeks, even months, off time to market, which could result in millions of pounds of additional revenue." Richard Oates, Kingfisher

Vistaprint's employees use Cisco WebEx for meetings as well as impromptu web collaboration. For example, a Lexington-based graphics designer might share the desktop with a colleague in Barcelona to discuss how to adjust a color hue.

  • Increase the Return on Your Telepresence Investment
    Telepresence elevates video communication to a personal level, providing an efficient solution for meetings, training, and simple collaboration across geographical boundaries.

  • Aberdeen: The ROI of Video Collaboration (PDF - 307 KB)
    Aberdeen Group studied video collaboration usage patterns of more than 380 organizations to understand how companies gain business value from video deployments in sales, marketing, service, product development, and project management.

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