The new style of meeting - via video

Who has not had at least one video call in the last 6- 8 weeks?

Video has been popular in “personal” products for some while. FaceTime, Skype, Viber…etc. There is a long list of video products which bring families together in ways which pure voice calls cannot do.

The recent “work from home” instructions led to a huge surge in the use of video in business, with business products and especially Zoom reporting huge increases in users in just a few days. There are reports that users went from 10 million to over 200 million!

Zoom seems to be the current buzzword in an increasingly competitive market. However, Google recently banned the use of Zoom on employee computers, due to concerns as it apparently did not meet the security standards for apps in use in the company.

Various other agencies and companies have also banned the use of Zoom. However, the company has taken steps to address these concerns and issues, and a new release was being rolled out in the last week of May.

Google in fact has its own video conferencing product – Google Meet, and this has been implemented by many tech companies as their product of choice.

Microsoft Teams is another product in this arena, and there are several more.

I have had online meetings using Teams, Google Meet and Zoom in the last couple of weeks.

So, what are the advantages and purpose of the video meetings? 

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