This newly identified strain may be microscopic in appearance, but it's impact is global and is already significantly affecting all areas of business. With understandable concerns over the viability of face to face meetings in light of the potential to spread infection coupled with increasing limitations on travel, there is a rapidly growing need to embrace alternative communication methods.
Saville Group has long been a proactive advocate for video communications. Both of our dedicated technical brands, Sparq and Visavvi, have video solutions that are firmly focussed on providing businesses with the tools they need to minimise the impact of this current crisis.
Live video meeting technology continues to evolve and is now a part of everyday life through the use of social apps such as Skype and Facetime. However for businesses, there are major concerns over security and a need for solutions that can work across any device and any platform from anywhere.
The Visavvi Convene service is a robust, flexible and secure video conferencing platform in its own right - but with the added advantage that it can act as the perfect interface between other software and hardware solutions. This is proving to be an extremely important function as many businesses try to quickly adopt video-based meetings to help them continue to operate under the limitations the outbreak has enforced. "Convene can enable businesses to hold meetings using high definition video, audio and content within minutes. Users can benefit from safe and secure videoconferencing without any specialist equipment or high financial outlay", commented David Willie, Visavvi Head of Marketing and Product Management.
The prospect of being contained in a confined space with relative strangers is proving to be an unappealing option for many event audiences, with the result that an increasing number of events are being cancelled. Whilst these reservations are understandable, many forward-thinking organisers are looking to run their events differently by using streaming video technology. Sparq Digital offer a wide range of streaming and webcast solutions aimed at taking events online.
"Managing risk in the event industry is a notoriously tricky exercise, however we have created a number of effective online solutions for clients wanting to host their events online and harness the power of webcasting platforms to share key messages. In times such as these where pressure on travel and large gatherings is increasing, the demand for these services is increasing", explained Jim Young, Sparq Innovation Director.
Access to technology has never been easier - and adopting the right technologies at this critical time can be the crucial key to survival for many businesses. Saville Group are always at hand to offer expert help and advice in integrating the right solutions so we can tackle crisis situations, together.