What is a virtual meeting room? An easyConference? The Cloud?
Two years ago if you, or I would have used the term "cloud" in a business meeting, everyone in the room would have undoubtedly looked to the sky to see what a cumulonimbus cloud could possibly have to do with the topic at hand. Today, it is nearly impossible to make it through a business meeting, an article in a business journal, or a business day without hearing about the cloud, and cloud computing, and cloud technology, and cloud management, and cloud, cloud, cloud.
For some of us, this transition was natural, we didn't even notice that it was happening, everything just went to the cloud, worked better, more efficiently, and we were happy with it. However, we left behind a group of people wondering why everytime we should be discussing business, our conversation turned to the weather. Like my mother (Hi mom! Happy Mother's Day), who looked at my brother and I recently as we discussed our equally cloud dependent jobs, and asked "What the heck is the CLOUD!?".
Ahhh, yes... the forgotten folk that we left on earth.
With that being said, we at Easymeeting.net prefer life in the cloud too. We are always excited and talking about our "easyConference" virtual meeting rooms, which obviously; live in the cloud with the rest of the magic technology we use today! You've never been to the cloud? You've never been on a business class, HD, flawless, videoconference? Okay... let's back up.
Our easyConference, as previously mentioned, is awesome. With the easyConference service you can have a multi-participant video meeting with your customers, partners, co workers, and potential clients all over the world. Joe from the NY office can call in on his computer, Sally in Cali can call in from the airport on her iPad, while the CEO pitches the new company idea from his conference room in London and the investors tune in from Beijing. You're all together, in the cloud, in a virtual meeting room, in an easyConference! It's easy, meeting with your team, while staying in your home bases where you work most effectively. Besides the postive effect that less travel has on the environment, it has a positive effect on your productivity, your work/life balance, and your overall well being.
So give it a try next time, cancel the red eye flight, enjoy dinner with the family, and jump into an easyConference to meet with your collegues in the cloud. You might just enjoy having your meetings in the clouds instead of flying through them while eating peanuts and listening to the guy next to you snore.