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With videoconferencing software there is no meeting you cannot participate in. From trans-national to international, even just across your campus, videoconferencing has simplified how we communicate and share information. The big names in desktop videoconferencing are known throughout the office environment. Companies like Cisco and Polycom, to name two, have taken the concept of collaboration and held it to a new standard. Mobile videoconferencing apps take conventional videoconferencing strategies and re-imagine them for a world that is constantly on the go. Mobile videoconferencing apps do more than just connect people face to face. File sharing, real-time annotation and remote desktop connectivity mark these mobile apps as capable and robust utilities that are becoming a necessity for tech-savvy professionals with busy schedules. There are two categories for videoconferencing apps, standalone and integrated. Standalone applications let you communicate, share files and engage in webinars, dictating the app as the only requirement of communication. These apps can also require a subscription fee, but usually specify two different sets of features: one set for subscribed users and another for unregistered users. Integrated videoconferencing apps are meant to be used within an established enterprise-level videoconferencing system. These types of apps are great for work environments that encourage multiple devices per individual, making sure they have access to videoconferencing from their desk and abroad. Knowing whether or not an integrated or standalone videoconferencing app is right for you is completely up to your specific environment. If you are already using a company-wide videoconferencing platform, talk to your IT administrator about mobile options, or see if a third-party conferencing app can also communicate with your current set up. For everyone else, check out these great standalone products for guaranteed communication and content sharing 24/7/365. Click on "view this slideshow" in the blue bar to see each product.
This article was originally published by our content partner Commercial Integrator
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