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Conference Calling – An Evolution

Being able to get together and communicate in groups is pretty much a human requirement. We do it more than we even realise. We hold group meetings at work and send group messages on smart phones. Sometimes we even sit around dinner tables in the evenings to communicate collectively with loved ones! But if we're in different locations can we still communicate as a group? Well, we've technically been doing this for millennia. We used to use smoke beacons and drum signals, although recently we've developed more efficient methods. Conference calls are an excellent solution for group communication. They aren't dependent on location, and can be set up instantly. Many professionals use conference calls regularly for work. They might use them for job interviews, meetings with clients, or even customer support. When a meeting can't be held in person, conferencing is a great option. Telephone Conference Calls Traditionally, conference calls have taken place over...

Screen Sharing – Taking Advantage of a New Tool

In some ways screen sharing is similar to a video call, but instead of showing your camera you show all or part of your computer screen. This gives the effect of your participants being 'virtually' over your shoulder, watching as you use an app or website. They can see you click on different windows, fill in forms, or cycle through images. There are lots of uses...

5 Ways to Reduce Your Business’s Carbon Footprint

MOVE AROUND LESS Do you really need to travel as much as you do? The carbon footprint produced by our often daily use of motor vehicles is significant, and the impact of aviation is even more concerning. Did you know that a return flight from London to New York has been estimated to contribute to a quarter of the average person's carbon footprint for a whole year? And that's accounting for the number of individuals on the plane (around 2.2 tonnes of CO2 each).  When you look into the numbers, travelling for business (which for many involves frequent flying) can be VERY damaging to the environment. Modern remote working practices and connectivity tools like online meeting software allow members of staff to do their usual work, carrying out meetings and staying connected, without having to travel and meet in the same locations. We are now more connected than ever, and many businesses are realising the...

Web Conferencing – An Introduction

'Web-based conferencing' or 'web conferencing' is a new and popular communication tool. Web conferencing uses your web browser to make conference calls via the internet. It has many advantages over traditional telephone conferencing. In fact, in many situations it's the more appropriate option. Web conferencing is similar to a phone call. It involves an exchange of audio between two or more people. However, it comes with lots of added features and tools, which create a more realistic communication experience. You can do a lot more with web conferencing than you can with a phone call...

Headsets – Why You Need One and What To Look For

As communication technology improves, it's becoming easier to simulate face-to-face meetings right from our computers. With modern conferencing solutions, we can now see each other, talk to each other, share and present files and documents, and even share what's on our screens - all from the comfort of our desks. These new solutions for collaborating are great, and generally don't require any extra equipment. But one piece of kit that lends itself well is a headset. Headsets have been around for a while - they're basically a pair of headphones with a built in microphone. But a subtle features make them great for web conferencing. If you make conference calls (or even just phone calls) regularly, it can be worth investing...

Web Conferencing – A Better Way To Collaborate?

Collaborative Communication is Changing People all over the world are realising that today's communication technology can offer them more. New options for collaboration and efficiency are changing the way we work. Many traditional tools like teleconferencing are slowly being replaced by a more integrated alternatives. That's not to say though, that we're completely changing our ways. Sometimes we still find ourselves defaulting to more established methods - take email as an example...

Call Collective Press Release: Kieron James Appointed Managing Director

At Nexbridge we are always looking at new technology and ways to improve our services. We know it’s important to businesses to offer clients and customers a personal and professional experience and to stand out from the crowd. I am proud to be leading Call Collective at such an important time in its development and to be able to offer this feature-rich alternative with minimal cost to businesses....

Remote Working – The Hard Stats

We still see city commuters struggling frantically through busy journeys and transport strikes, finding any way they can to reach their desks. So of course, there must be reasons why some employees choose not to work remotely - or indeed why some businesses aren't allowing it - even if it's theoretically possible. So how many of us a really able to, and are choosing to work remotely? Well the claims about remote working's ubiquity are certainly there as we've seen, but finding hard stats to describe the global remote worker population is a lot more difficult...

Employee remote working in a cafe

Remote Working – An Introduction

Let's face it, in the grand scheme of things the roles we play at work vary so much that there can't be a 'one size fits all' approach to the idea of working remotely–Imagine asking an emergency trauma surgeon if they'd like the option to work from home for half the week. But for large sections of multiple industries, there really is a revolution occurring, and it involves a move away from the traditional office culture....