Call Conferencing : Tele or Audio conferencing solutions in India and what must be improved?
What is that is most evolving in this fast paced world of the internet? Mobile teams, and people who can work from home or from multiple offices across the country, and still be able to co-relate and work together on the same projects. Leaving aside the possible very-very expensive CISCO, Polycom solutions for audio/video conferencing, what is available towards an Indian SME or a small team in India? The questions asked on forums is “What is the alternative to Sabsebolo”?
Well, before we get into the alternatives, let us see the 3 major problems for Indians who want to use a simple call conferencing solution:
1. Stop fixing yourself to a room, be Mobile: The slightly high end one’s require a fancy phone system and are too costly, and require someone to dial-in from the physical device. What age are we living in? Binding people to a technology device? Should you not be mobile and virtual? All the call conferencing solutions provided by some of the telecom companies such as Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL, MTNL, Reliance, TATA are still very fixed, though good.
2. Record Conference calls, it helps take minutes and refresh and focus on the call/meeting: Then, you think oh! Sabsebolo gives the option to setup a conference call bridge, which we can join from any device, without having to physically be stuck to a room or device. Great, but what about minutes of the meeting? If all of you are moving, and all of you join from the cell phone, who is going to take notes? Why don’t you get a smarter call conferencing solution which gives you the minutes via a simple call recording to your emails. Everyone who participated can go back and refresh their memory. Will that not be perfect?
Read: Are you a stock broker? Then you must be aware of the recent SEBI compliant call recording. Have a look at this article.
3. Stability and Reliability: A nice question I read somewhere, and which is true, “What is the least awful audio conferencing solution out there?” 🙂 , and you think, that a simple business team in India, working remotely does not have a simple call conferencing solution for themselves?