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Our speed of communication has improved dramatically and I can ensure important messages are displayed across both buildings on the site almost instantaneously. It means that we can have our briefings by data conferencing, which adds to the flow of inteligence.
James Henrey, CEO

Why cloud video conferencing is so cost-effective

You might imagine that the best possible video conferencing service is a ‘free’ one, in the vein of Skype, Google Hangouts, Webex, FaceTime or Lync. These offerings may come from reputable companies and appear to serve you perfectly well, but as we have covered previously, there are practical issues with these solutions – and they may not even be the best choice in terms of long-term cost-effectiveness.

After all, if you have an ambition of sustained business growth, the least that you will desire is to project a professional image, as well as to have the slickest means of communication – both internally and externally, between colleagues and branches as well as between your own firm and prospective clients and customers.

Said clients and customers want to know that they are placing their trust in industry leaders, and will also want to have the most productive meetings. Both objectives will be compromised by a video conferencing service that depends on every participant having an account with that service, in addition to using that service’s software on a compatible device.

Beware the false economy of ‘free’ services

Truly, then, the various ‘free’ solutions can prove a false economy if you wish to truly make the right impression on prospective customers and clients.

Any kind of video conferencing can help you to save money, of course, eradicating the need for expensive and time-consuming travel and freeing up more time to focus squarely on business growth.

Choose a cloud video conferencing service, however, and there will be no need to invest in any hardware besides the Internet-connected device, camera and microphone that would be compatible with any of our services.

The financial packages available with our services

The specific pricing plans on offer also make sense, with UCi2i, for example, pricing its services at market beating rates to maximise a client company’s measurable return on investment. A two week free trial is also available, enabling your company to try out the various features of a renowned managed video conferencing service with associated guidance.

A free two week trial is also available for the Lifesize video conferencing as a service package, providing access to the complete range of Lifesize Cloud features. These include the ability to add up to 50 user accounts, access for up to 25 connections per meeting, the option to share one’s desktop while on a call and one master shared directory, as well as top quality HD video.

The third of our currently available cloud video conferencing services, VaaS-t, offers exceptional value of its own, with those signing up for 12 months being given their first month completely free.

With features of this particular package including calls of up to HD quality, unlimited free guest invitations, call standard CV systems, free telephone add-in and full 128-bit AES encryption, it takes little time to realise that such a service offers ultimately superior long-term value to your ambitious business than even the glut of ‘free’ alternatives.


To find out more, call the Smarter Interactive team today on 0118 336 0010 and speak to one of our advisors or use the form below to request a call back.

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