'Globe Business' Offers Futuristic Conferencing Solutions

CRUCIAL BUSINESS DECISIONS depend on quick communication and coordination—but in this world where business is conducted globally, with business partners in many separate locations, is there a way to make meetings and conferences more efficient, more timely, more affordable and less stressful?

The traditional way is for business associates to travel to a set location for their meetings. This is not always the best option, however. Traffic, airport delays, the high cost of travel, and even natural disasters are factors that make traveling for business impractical in many cases.

Nowadays, traveling to a meeting could mean added cost in terms of time, stress, and money. The best solution, of course, is to allow business partners to communicate while staying in their own locations.

Teleconferencing: A new level

Globe Business uses the latest in telecoms technology to make teleconferencing faster, with greater clarity, reliability and depth, and at a more affordable cost.

“Globe Business has a set of services we call ‘Collaboration Solutions’. These are various types of audio and video conferencing options that businesses can avail of to get their meetings done quickly and conveniently—so they can make faster, better decisions, get desired results quicker, and meet their goals,” explained Manny Escosa, Globe Business Marketing Head for Small and Medium Business Segments.

According to Escosa, advanced technology provided by Globe Business makes teleconferencing between business partners, even those in different locations and time zones, almost as good as being physically present together in one room.

“The high level of telecoms technology we have today makes teleconferencing an even more viable option, compared to actual physical travel for business, than it was ten or even five years ago. Business travel may not become totally unnecessary but with Globe Business Collaborative Solutions, companies can significantly cut down on the business trips they need to make. This saves time, effort, and money,” Escosa said.

Audio conferencing

All offices already have handy communication devices: the landline and the mobile phone. With Globe Business Audio Conferencing, these existing devices can be networked to create a conference call network between business colleagues and/or their customers and suppliers.

Globe Business Audio Conferencing is the fastest, most convenient way to allow business partners to meet and collaborate. Anyone with access to a landline or has a mobile phone can be connected to the conference group.

Up to 40 people can be networked into the conference call using the landline and mobile phone they already have: no more need for additional equipment or upgrades.

With Globe Audio Conferencing, business communication is enhanced so that ideas are exchanged quickly and easily. It also eliminates the need to travel and meet with business associates in different locations.

Web conferencing

The next level of collaboration facilitated by Globe Business is the Globe Business Web Conferencing service. This solution combines desktop sharing through web browser, video streaming, and phone (mobile and landline) conferencing to allow communication between business partners, customers and suppliers. Participants in the conference have the advantage of seeing and hearing one another.

Availing of the Globe Business Web Conferencing service also comes with a free subscription to Globe Business Audio Conferencing.

Globe Business Web Conferencing is powered by Cisco Webex, the world leader in web conferencing solutions, connecting more than 3 million people around the globe.

Globe Business Web Conferencing provides the chief advantage of instant communication in real time with business associates around the world using the Internet. Global Web Conferencing also builds business relationships because participants see each other as well as hear one another.

Another advantage is that conference participants can do more than see, speak to and hear one another: using the desktop sharing feature, then can send and receive information to each other’s computer.

This makes sharing information and collaboration faster and easier between participants. In this way, everyone is on the same page when they meet and can make suggestions and decisions based on the information they share.

Globe Business Web Conferencing also eliminates the need to travel overseas to meet business partners or clients. Instead of having to meet in person to deliver, share, and analyze information, they can already share and use information through their desktops. This saves a company considerable expense for business trips.

With Globe Business Web Conferencing companies can make more timely and more spot-on decisions.

Globe Business Telepresence

The most advanced level of Globe Business Collaboration Solutions is Globe Business Telepresence. This uses advanced collaboration technology—including high-definition video and spatial discrete audio--to create “virtual presences” or life-sized images of the conference participants.

It’s the closest thing to an in-person experience. Conference participants feel that they are interacting with each other, in-person, inside one room. They can make eye-contact with each other. The life-size images display smooth and realistic motion, so that gestures and facial expressions look clear and natural. The advanced audio makes sounds very natural and in-sync with the video images.

The experience of using Globe Business Telepresence is very life-like and simple, so participants can engage each other for several hours in close interaction without feeling fatigued. This solution is best used during critical negotiations, when meeting participants from different cultures, and for information sharing between experts.

Business disruptions are minimized because if natural disasters occur and travel becomes difficult or impossible, Globe Business Telepresence is a very good alternative to an actual, in person meeting.

Globe Business Telepresence reduces the need to travel and allows participants to accomplish more, faster, and in less time. It also has an environment-friendly component: by cutting down on business trips, it reduces a company’s “carbon footprint”, that is, it lessens the fuel they consume and the consequent emissions released in the process.

Discover futuristic, reliable, efficient, and effective teleconferencing options with these Globe Business Collaboration solutions. Consult a Globe Business Account Manager, visit Globe stores, call the Globe Business Hotline at +632 730-1010 or log on to http://www.globe.com.ph/business today to find out more.

Globe Business is the corporate arm of Globe Telecom, the leading mobile telecommunications company in the Philippines. Globe Business provides wireless and wireline solutions for a diverse set of industries, businesses, and commercial enterprises. It assures SMEs of affordable, reliable, and dependable services for all communication needs, both wireless and wireline solutions, to generate the highest possible profit at the lowest possible cost.