by: Suriati Afifi
Some of the reliable vendors and providers of video conferencing systems and services include Aethra, which come up with modern effective video conferencing service as well as equipment, the Alcatel-Lucent which is an established provider of voice conferencing services such as data, voice, and other video communications to thousands of applications, programs, and devices, that requires a network, and so many others. You can find a list of reputable and reliable vendors and providers of video conferencing services on line.
By surfing the Internet and by browsing some of the websites that offer video conferencing services, you can get details first before you finally avail of any services out there.
How to choose video conferencing services
Just like in buying video conferencing equipment, choosing video conferencing services requires a lot of planning, research, and preparation. If you are planning to avail any video conferencing services, make sure that you have conducted a simple research about the vendors that offer them because by doing this, you will have an idea what to expect. Aside from conducting a research on video conferencing services, consider the following tips in choosing which one will suit your video conferencing needs:
1. Ask the opinion of the people involved. If you are in an office setting, it is best to ask for suggestions from your staff. By doing this, you can get various ideas which will determine what are the best services for you communication needs. If you are doing business at home, ask your spouse what he or she thinks about it and get some suggestions. Asking for the opinions of people involved also means that you are getting their approval. If they are okay with the video conferencing services you have chosen, this will ensure harmony and cooperation from all parties.
2. Have a budget planning. Availing video conferencing services can cost thousands of dollars. To avoid spending too much that what you should spend, it is best to have your budget planned. Once a budget is set, your options will be limited and you can choose which is the best for you and for your budget as well.
3. Ask meetings from several vendors and providers of video conferencing services. You can list down five to 10 vendors/suppliers/providers of video conferencing services and set for a short meeting. Here, you can gauge the willingness of the provider and you will have an idea what to expect from each and every one of them. Before going to the scheduled meeting, make sure that you have listed all the questions that you have in mind. The answers to these questions can help you make wise decisions later on. You can also get quotations and estimates from the video conferencing services they offer.
4. Inform the provider about the set up of your office or organization. By doing this, the provider of the video conferencing services will be fully aware what are the needs of your office and business set up. You can even ask the provider right away if they can provide the video conferencing services that you need.
5. Have an idea what is/are the limitations of the video conferencing services offered to you. This is very important to know from the very beginning because these will determine the success or failure of your future business transactions.