Business travel is more than just time consuming, it can eat up a large portion of your company’s budget and it takes a toll on the environment.
Your business’s carbon footprint is a reflection of the effect that your company has on the worldwide climate in terms of the quantity of greenhouse gases it produces. To put it into perspective, a single person flying from Los Angeles, California to Atlanta, Georgia produces over 750 lbs. of carbon dioxide – which equates to roughly 5% of an average U.S. home’s electricity for a whole year! Add that to the hassle of sitting in traffic to get to the airport, waiting again to go through security – not to mention purchasing expensive airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, taxi rides, meals, etc. – and it’s easy to see why the majority of today’s businesses are looking to reevaluate their travel routines.
According to the Telework Research Network, nearly 20 million U.S. business professionals consider themselves “road warriors.” Just imagine the amount of carbon emissions that could be eliminated had those professionals used a web or audio conferencing service – even if only sporadically. When you combine that with the time and money you could save by meeting virtually as opposed to in-person, the results speak for themselves.
Today’s audio, web and video conferencing technology makes it easy to meet with your geographically dispersed colleagues, customers and employees on virtually any device. For example, PGI’s GlobalMeet conferencing solution is available for your desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone; meaning you can host or attend a meeting whenever you want, from wherever you are. Moreover, GlobalMeet’s comprehensive list of features – including a simple, intuitive interface, webcam integration, user polling, 24/7 support, international dial-in/out and the ability to record your meetings – makes collaborating with up to 125 of your team members an effortless and enjoyable experience.
PGi’s innovation has helped shape how the world connects and collaborates today. With the largest breadth of collaboration services available, PGI currently serves more than 30,000 customers across the globe and 75% of the Fortune 100. In the past 5 years alone, PGI has connected 600 million people in more than 140 million meetings.
In celebration of this year’s Earth Day, consider trading in your airline tickets for a trial-run of GlobalMeet or one of the many other conferencing solutions on the market today. Not sure which solution is right for your business? Give us a call today! Our professional account managers follow a process of assessment, analysis and recommendations in order to provide you with the ideal solution for the best available price.