Audio Conferencing Finally Catches the Digital Transformation Wave

Wireless audio conferencing promises to erase the often-negative stereotypes about conference calls

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Digital transformation initiatives are helping to make organizations more efficient, collaborative, and innovative. But the presence of some legacy technologies—as well as legacy mindsets—continues to inhibit transformation efforts at many enterprises.

A good example is the simple conference call. While cloud-based services have made it easier for companies to schedule and execute conference calls, employees are often restricted by dedicated hardware that limits their flexibility and the effectiveness of team meetings that span multiple offices.

This presents a major challenge for companies, because so much of business innovation today requires or is driven by collaboration on the part of team members who are scattered around the world. It’s certainly an issue for large, global enterprises. But even many smaller companies have far-flung operations that tap the expertise of people working in a variety of remote locations.

In this kind of virtual operating environment, online meetings have become a vital component of business. Technology and business decision makers need to provide the resources that enable employees to communicate with each other regardless of their location, without wasting lots of time on the setup process.

A simple yet vital enabler is easily accessible audio conferencing. Wireless audio conferencing promises to erase the negative stereotypes about conference calls, eliminating the logistical distractions and making it easier for geographically dispersed teams to conduct ad hoc meetings from wherever they work.

Portable wireless conferencing solutions such as TeamConnect Wireless from Sennheiser make it possible for organizations to deliver on the true value of group collaboration across multiple locations without the hassles of traditional conferencing systems.

To be effective as well as efficient, an audio conferencing system should be easy to set up, usable in any type of room, and provide excellent sound quality. It should also support the variety of connectivity options and mobile devices that employees have come to expect in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environment, including Bluetooth, cable, USB, tablets, smartphones, or laptops.

Another key capability to look for in a wireless conferencing system is the ability to support multiple simultaneous audio channels, so additional callers can join an ongoing conference at any point by connecting another device.

Online conferencing has become a key to business success for many companies. With the growing trend toward a more mobile and distributed workforce, the need for effective remote communications becomes ever more critical for organizations. And as markets demand that companies be extremely agile, project teams must be able to quickly come together in ad hoc meetings to discuss progress, exchange ideas, or resolve problems.

By deploying an effective wireless audio conferencing solution, organizations can foster greater collaboration, which in turn can lead to more innovation and business success. Audio conferencing, rather than being a hindrance, can help support companies as they transform into digital businesses. 

For more information about wireless audio conferencing solutions, visit Sennheiser.

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