Ask the expert: Why should I have an integrated, cloud-based presentation system?

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 07 Nov 2018 11:00:00 AM

Integrating your presentation system in your boardroom and taking it to the cloud is the future of the mobile boardroom. We chatted to our expert Andrew Fouche to explain why.

In a country like South Africa where the petrol price keeps rising, it’s becoming more difficult for businesses to justify the expense of having a meeting with everyone in the same room. Luckily, with the advancement in cloud-based communications, it’s becoming easier for teams to collaborate from across the country.

Here at Nashua Communications, we always strive to be a leader in the industry and we practise what we preach. That’s why our own presentation system is a cloud-based system that offers our team (and by extension our clients) a seamless collaboration experience that saves both time and money. With over 150 branches across the country, we need to be able to be able to have large scale meetings with teams without delay, and we need to be able to share any relevant documentation at the same time.

What the expert has to say:

Our Product Manager and collaboration expert, Andrew Fouche, spoke to us about the importance of having a cloud-based presentation system and took us through how these systems work. Here’s what he had to say:

Why are these collaboration systems optimal?

It’s simple. Having a cloud-based system brings workplaces together! These systems make collaboration and video conferencing work seamlessly together to ensure your team can collaborate not only one-on-one but also with multiple team members anywhere in the world. It’s a different way of thinking of video conferencing. Before you could just dial in and maybe share one screen and some direct messages. Now you have a canvas where multiple parties can work from, sharing not only their ideas, but their content too.

What can these systems do differently?

These systems let teams visualise and problem solve collectively without needing to be in the same room. The systems consolidate all the moving pieces of a meeting session onto a large shared presentation system, making content accessible and visible to anyone anywhere.

What kind of content can be shared with these systems?

Everything! If it has a digital footprint you can share it. All types of content can be shared and viewed, including images, videos, PDFs, Powerpoint presentations, and more. And the systems can display multiple pieces of content on one screen all at the same time allowing multiple people to work individually or collectively in the same session.

Where does the mobility aspect come in?

The systems are 100% mobile. You don’t have to be in a boardroom to access them, you don’t even have to be on the local network. You can even login from your cellphone and still participate.  The systems connect in different ways via the cloud or on local networks and are therefore preconfigured for mobility, so you don’t need internal processes to open ports. It’s a plug-and-play system.

Who are these presentation systems perfect for?

Any business would benefit from these systems. Though we find that companies who need to facilitate training of staff, especially over different sites benefit greatly from it as it lessens travel costs. Companies with operational staff and multiple remotes sites also benefit the most. Ultimately, it’s a huge money saving asset for any company needing to do correspondence and real-time content sharing.

Ready to embrace the presentation system of the future? Contact us today and we’ll help you reduce costs and save time on every meeting in the future.

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