Returning back to the office after a year of videoconferencing

Returning back to the office after a year of videoconferencing

Video meetings have become a savior for many businesses during the worldwide pandemic in 2020. 

With managers and employees told to avoid travel, contact with others and work from home where possible, those who have been able to adopt or continue using video communication have been able to drastically reduce disruption. Video conferencing software products and services have kept people communicating, collaborating and moving forward. Moreover – ubiquitous remote working gave people an insight as to what is possible using video technology.

So what’s happening to video conferencing now? Are we free to go back to our offices? Will we even go? Will we still use video? The answer is yes and yes, but working life is going to look very different from now on. 

What does video conferencing after lockdown look like?

The result will be a hybrid of office and home working, depending on the tasks people are doing each day. Desktop and mobile video call will continue to be vital in life after lockdown. Making a quick video call is the most efficient way of chatting with colleagues if you’re not sure if they’re working from home or on the floor above you. You can still have a face to face chat and share screens wherever they are. Lots of businesses are utilizing cloud video conferencing services, whilst others are discovering on-premise software for on-line meetings and content sharing such as VideoMost Server with PC and mobile clients.

Self-hosted software video conferencing systems for conference rooms upgrade

Since on-line meetings are currently the norm, the meeting room will still be important for office meetings. But video meetings from a meeting room needs to be as seamless as it is from your desktop. A good audio and video experience is a must in the meeting room of the future if an enterprise wants to bring people back to the office successfully. That means that many enterprises will need to upgrade most if not all of their conference rooms with current-generation self-hosted software video systems. Beyond providing quality of experience, enterprises will have to figure out appropriate ways to use the new software video systems' capabilities for monitoring and data gathering to manage room utilization. 

Room videoconferencing in the post-COVID office will be about the complete user experience, from booking the space to the way they interact with participants in the room and at remote locations. 

VideoMost is ready for home, office and hybrid usage. HD video calls, messenger and collaboration tools are provided by on-premise video conferencing server. Scheduling and invitation sharing are done with one click.


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