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March 18, 2009

Conference Calls Save Money and the Planet

By Stefania Viscusi, Assignment Desk Editor


Conferencing sessions that happen via audio or video chat have increased in popularity lately not just because they offer the kind of cost savings business thirst for in today’s worsening economy, but because they provide a major step toward a companies green efforts.
 
By reducing the need to travel, companies save on costs and reduce CO2 emissions instead of having employees travel to locations to conduct sales meetings, new business meetings, training sessions, and more.
 
The Travel Industry Association (TIA (News - Alert)) has said it's seeing a declining number of air travelers. This news further strengthens the validity of conference call services in the businesses world.
 
In addition to the cost savings of conferencing, using the services reduces pollution and has become central to efforts to reduce carbon footprints. Frost & Sullivan has found that the audio conferencing and bridging market is increasing and earned revenues of $116.3 million in 2007. They are also predicting that the market will reach $200 million in 2014.

A number of advancements to conferencing technology are making meetings over an audio or Web conference a key choice for businesses that no longer have to worry over poor quality or weak connections. These offerings allow people to connect with one another no matter where they are located and work together. This is not just one of its strong points, but in the current economy, a key reason why conference call sessions are here to stay.
 
Eagle Teleconferencing a provider of conference call solutions, offers businesses the ability to get the most out of their meetings thanks to their worldwide connection infrastructure with a capacity of over 10 billion minutes.
 
The company’s offerings have won Product of the Year Awards from Technology Marketing Corporation’s Communications Solutions magazine and are recognized for “quality and excellence” and the ROI and benefits they provide to the companies that use them.
 
 
For more, be sure to check out the Conference Call channel on TMCnet.

Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for TMCnet, covering VoIP, CRM, call center and wireless technologies. To read more of Stefania’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi



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