• Videoconferencing: cost savings and CO2 reduction

    In tough economic times it is good to make a virtue of necessity, back then useful to try to turn a problem into an opportunity.
    Sure, it looks like one of the classic phrase “easy to say and hard to do,” but it is not, it is really very easy.

    And how?
    Videoconferencing is a low-cost system to hold meetings online. Participants in the videoconference can discuss, see, show graphics, exactly like it was a normal meeting live.
    A few years ago video conferencing were only available to large companies and they were very expensive, but now all you need is a computer (or mobile device), a webcam (also integrated) and an internet connection.
    You can talk to their customers, employees and suppliers far between thousands of kilometers.

    The use of videoconferencing reduces the costs of the physical displacement of people (travel by plane or car or train, hotel, travel costs employees, etc …), thus also CO2 emissions are cut down greenhouse gas emissions.
    So this is a sustainable technology.

    Companies that adopt video conferencing systems have higher flexibility on costs and are able to better withstand periods of economic crisis.
    In most video conferencing tends to shorten decision times, it reduces the need to print on paper files and increase the efficiency and productivity of workers.

    Participants in a videoconference is not moving from your office and do not lose the work day, as any meeting.

    So we analyze what are the advantages offered by a company YOConference:

    Demolition costs for travel (plane, train, car) and lodging in tourist accommodation;
    Eliminating hours of work lost by the participants at the meeting;
    Videoconferencing technology at low cost (starting at less than one coffee a day);
    Faster decision-making;
    Lower costs of organizing meetings.
    Also videoconferencing brings benefits for society and the environment:

    Cutting greenhouse gas emissions (minor shifts allow you to produce a smaller amount of CO2 emissions from transport);
    Dematerialisation: videoconferencing reduces the physical nature of the information (files and prints on paper) and people.
    Videoconferencing is the perfect alternative to business travel.

  • YOConference: choose a green technology

    YOConference is the cloud-based video conferencing solution that allows you to manage meetings and meetings with customers, colleagues and partners around the world, thus speeding up the decision-making processes and increasing productivity, while reducing CO2 emissions resulting from ‘ Use of means of transport.

    Collaboration for a more sustainable development involving companies and institutions, which are investing in socially responsible initiatives to protect the environment. Furthermore the approach of ecological type allows at the same time to increase the levels of productivity.
    YOConference from one hand to the companies to reduce climate change, proposing solutions of virtual communication that not only help our customers to cut their CO2 emissions, but at the same time help to reduce the level of costs and increase the efficiency of its business .

    Reduce business trips of its employees and replace them with videoconference meetings helps significantly reduce the greenhouse gas emissions produced by aviation business, one of the main causes of global warming.

    Videoconferencing is done to allow people to meet anywhere, eliminating radically physical movements.
    This allows the company to save time, money and increase its impact green.

  • YOConference sponsoring the Conference on Sustainability in the integrated budget

    YOConference is a Green solution, the environmental sustainability, which is why he decided to sponsor the Conference on Sustainability in the Annual Financial Report to be held in Milan, at the Hall of Columns of Palazzo Corio Casati, Thursday 5 February at 14: 30.

    Many companies, large and small, have started over the years an accounting of their social and environmental performance. For ten years now they publish sustainability reports that illustrate in a clear and transparent efforts of organizations in these areas. Even the world of banking, insurance and service companies has moved over the years to this kind of reporting, increasing more and more its sensitivity on the subject. The new goal of reporting, which is being discussed at the international level, is the Integrated Report, which aims precisely to ‘integrate’ the Consolidated Financial Statements with the Sustainability. This approach requires it to document the financial, environmental, social and governance through a common instrument, with the aim of increasing transparency to the community, the financial community and all stakeholders.

    Aims

    The meeting aims to present the state of sustainability reporting, with a focus on the banking, insurance and business services, identifying the advantages and the growth of value that can be obtained with a systemic approach to issues socio-environmental organization. This also in order to prepare for a possible transition in the coming years to the Integrated Report.

    Content and recipients

    During the event will present state of the Integrated Report and the real attractions of not reporting for financial service companies presenting best practices and examples. It will be followed by a panel discussion in which important representatives of the main stakeholders will discuss with representatives of banks, insurance companies and discussing case studies and business experiences.

    The conference is designed and built to CEOs, General Managers, CFO, responsible for CSR, Investor Relations, Internal Communications and External, Social Report, Public Affairs of banks, insurance and service companies.

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  • Why YOConference is better free solutions?

    We often wonder what are the main differences between a video conferencing service for a fee and a free one such as Skype or Google Hangout.
    We explain in 5 points which are the main differences and advantages that a service like YOConference.

    1. Integration
    The targets are companies that need a whole series of features that now lacks the free solutions, first of all the possibility of having an integrated database that allows using your username and password to have access to email, corporate resources and video communications. Integration with Active Directory allows us in this way to synchronize the users in the company database with those recorded in the interface or in the database YOConference.

    2. Opening other instruments VoIP
    The integration is not limited only to the active directory but should also be extended to various instruments of Voice Over IP used in the company, the call manager platforms of web conferencing. In this respect YOConference boasts integration with Microsoft Linc, Adobe Connect and IBM Sametime, three of the platforms distributed worldwide in companies. From which you can make video calls point to point or multi point without changing interface.

    3. Security
    It is also necessary that this integration is protected, namely that communication takes place in complete security to all internal and external clients. Unlike many free systems, a platform for professional as YOConference has these solid foundations of security, ensuring if required encrypting communications.

    4. User administration
    In the enterprise must therefore distinguish between the various users, profiling them, manage credentials, in a word administer. For this reason YOConference was accompanied by an administration tool that allows – from a single interface – to manage each user, by adding or removing accounts, by building clusters with different qualifications, capabilities and levels of visibility.

    5. Supports communication (and prices)
    YOConference is a solution that allows for multipoint video conferencing with high-definition video from any device. It means that users can meet from desktop PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablets and smartphones, and of course through systems for meeting room. The cost? For a video to open 10 business PCs and many systems by hall, he concludes the manager, it is about 12 thousand euro. An offer that we believe are particularly aggressive, considering that the traditional systems based on MCE require the same number of ports investments in the order of 100 thousand euro.