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  • Video Conferencing:
  • What is Video Conferencing?
    • Interactive telecommunication technology
    • Conference between two or more participants at different sites by transmitting audio and video data
    • Tools: Video camera, microphone, speakers on device
  • Video Conferencing Cell Phones: A Bust!
    • Buy a specific phone
    • Cost of the cell phone is expensive
    • Poor image and sound quality
    • Position of the camera is in the back of the phone
      • Awkward
      • Pointless
  • Video Chat Software
  • Skype
    • Software application that allows users to make voice and video calls over the Internet
    • Initial names: “Sky peer-to-peer” and was abbreviated to “Skyper”
      • Since the domain name was taken, the creators dropped the “r” and left the current title “Skype”
    • Special features:
      • Conference Calls with multiple people
      • Send Files instantly
      • Connect to your land line
      • Get your calls forwarded when you’re offline
      • Send Text from skype
      • Incoming calls from anyone
    • Great for individuals and businesses
    • Affordable
      • Free: Both users having Skype accounts
      • Pay as you go or Monthly payment
        • Calls to landlines and call phones
  • Top 3 Video Conferencing sites
    • iChat
      • Must have Mac computer
      • expensive
      • 2009: est. 12%
      • Most businesses use PC
    • Google Talk
      • Both parties have to have gmail account
    • Skype
  • Skype in a Business Aspect
    • Great way to communicate in real time
    • A way to communicate without physically being there
    • Can work anywhere at anytime
    • Better communication
      • Less errors: everyone can look at the document at the same time and communicate
      • Changes are visible
    • Deal with off shore clients
    • Establish and maintain business relationships
    • Improves Customer service
      • http://www.skype.com/business/case-studies/
  • Rip Curl
    • 3,000 people world wide
      • Their challenge: How do you collaborate when you’re in different countries and time zones?
    • Skype Standard
      • Direct communication
      • Affordable
      • No misunderstandings
        • Using video conferencing and file sharing there are less errors on products
  • Skype and Education
    • Video conferencing with authors
    • Tutor session
      • Language tutor around the world
    • Study sessions
    • Great way to Q & A with teachers and T.As
  • Sources
    • http://www.skype.com/business/case-studies/
    • http://ezinearticles.com/?Corporate-Video-Conferencing&id=2718127
    • http://www.nefsis.com/Best-Video-Conferencing-Software/video-conferencing-history.html
    • http://ezinearticles.com/?The-History-of-Video-Conferencing---Moving-Ahead-at-the-Speed-of-Video&id=5369
    • www.brighthub.com/office/collaboration/articles/6109.aspx
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skype
    • www.ripcurl.com
    • www.zoco.com
    • http://communication.howstuffworks.com/video-conferencing-cell-phone.htm/printable
    • http://theappleblog.com/2009/10/07/study-finds-that-85-percent-of-mac-owners-also-have-a-pc/