Anyone who doubted the continued growth in video conferencing at the start of 2013 surely will look back on that prediction with serious regret. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) decision in September to invest in Polycom’s video conferencing hardware made it clear that even governmental organizations recognize the significant cost-savings, increased productivity and convenience that video conferencing offers.
However, video conferencing for all businesses and institutions, big and small, presents a host of challenges associated with the management of this new technology. To confront these challenges, NATO and Polycom partnered with myVRM, a leader in software scheduling solutions that was up to the task of integrating the needs of 28 member nations.
myVRM could provide the security and reliability that the organization responsible for the defense of half of the northern hemisphere demands. Video conferencing is supposed to be a business tool, but without the right assistance, even the best tool becomes a hindrance. Mark Escobar, a senior vice president at NATO, stated, “Combined with the (myVRM) scheduling system, the Polycom collaboration environment allows NATO to focus on the work at hand and not on the technology needed to do it.” myVRM is currently helping NATO and is positioned to help other businesses in a number of ways.
Ease of Use
If video conferencing is going to play an ever larger part in our business environment it will be essential that the scheduling process be easy and accessible. myVRM’s scheduling platform is accessible by the myVRM Web portal, but also integrates with Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook and Google. Multiple platforms must also include the ability to schedule and participate in conferences from multiple types of devices. Laptops and desktops are a given, but iPads and tablets are also easily integrated into the myVRM scheduling solution.
The best scheduling software in the future will not just be reliable and easy to use from a laptop, desktop or tablet. myVRM believes that to be the best scheduling option, their software will have to be 100% portable and accessible at a moment’s notice. At myVRM, the future is here now. The myVRM multi-platform access to their scheduling software now includes all Android and iPhone smart devices. Opening up a laptop in an airport or connecting to a hotel network can take more time than scheduling the actual meeting. The business professional with five free minutes before a flight or at the close of the meeting can open the myVRM application from any Android or iPhone device and in a matter of minutes plan a meeting.
myVRM is leading a “meeting scheduling revolution” for managing all of your organizations in-person or audio/video/virtual meetings. Deployable, scalable and easily integrated into existing legacy systems of any size or industry, myVRM is an innovative, end-to-end solution to schedule, launch, monitor, manage and report on all of your business meetings.
About the Author:
Videoconferencing has always held an important place in the world of Larry Roher, CEO of myVRM. He sees the potential that people do not have to travel to be face to face. In his past, Larry has always tied technology and futures with existing technology. He has built several businesses, and each of them has been the building blocks for his work in the scheduling environment.
Larry launched myVRM, the Versatile Resource Manager, a Web-based, multi-level access solution at InfoComm 2006. myVRM schedules multipoint communications, tracks meetings and launches calls to the endpoints, while providing complete resource management, catering and housekeeping. Larry has been awarded a patent for his work on Multi Point Communications and has two additional patents pending in the technology industry.
Larry leads a team that features experience and talent in the world of collaborative conferencing. In this area of Web-enabled applications, they have devised customized solutions that not only work for the basic purposes for which they were designed, but have been flexible enough to meet the needs of organizations as they expand and contract. At the same they establish a certification method to document its client’s green initiatives of reduced carbon footprints. The latter has brought global attention of a now energy-minded society.
Larry served in various duties at Stony Brook University. In 1979, Larry was appointed Adjunct Professor by Dr. John Marburger III, president, Stony Brook University. After graduating from Stony Brook University, Larry became the youngest director of operations in the history of the SUNY Auxiliary Service industry. As the director of operations, Larry was responsible for running various businesses, including food and beverage service, recreation, and other ancillary campus services, reaching annual revenues of more than $10 million. Larry was the original sponsor of the Annual Stony Brook Golf Outing, which presently sponsors Academic and Alumni Association scholarships.
Brenda Roher, Director of Marketing
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