[POLYV Insight] Video conference or Live streaming?

Video conference has been one of the most common ways to connect and interact with each other. It helps people to communicate face to face even they’re thousand miles apart, eliminating what we know as “deserted islands of information”.

In the past, video conference is a common choice for getting coworkers together from different places.

However, with the rise of mobile internet, video conference gets old-schooled – especially when businesses and enterprises require online collaboration, cloud office workflows and many things else.

Besides, video conference has several critical flaws:

  • High expense – the whole set of video conference system costs at least tens of thousands of dollars; what’s more, installing it and training sessions afterwards costs another thousands of dollars as well as the time consumed;
  • Poor quality – the transmission of video conference system really depends on the quality of internet, and even with gigabit broadband and super-low latency, the graphic quality doesn’t go very well as expected; and if disconnected, it needs more time to reconnect;
  • Lack of collaboration – you can only hear what other colleagues talking and not able to anything else, or vice versa.

All in all, video conference is not an efficient choice.

Live streaming provides a different choice for work collaboration.

Now, we have another choice – holding conferences with the help of live streaming.

It’s not a fully perfect plan — the latency of live streaming is within a few seconds, but still acceptable for group discussions or brainstorming.

And its advantages are obvious – you can attend the live streaming conference and continue your work at the same time without interrupting each other; or you can record the ideas together with other colleagues in cloud office applications, Evernote or mind mapping tools; with the help of big data and cloud analysis, you can draw accurate conclusions to the analysis and make improvements to your workflow.

What’s more, this new workflow can be applied to various situations and industries – from long-distance office collaborations to massive live events or exhibitions, from e-learning to financial analysis, you can find its way to the situation or field you are working in.

Still troubling with the old school video conference systems? Now it’s time to embrace the new technologies and switch your workflow to video live streaming!

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