InterCall® conferencing services are part of any cloud computing strategy for small, midsize and large businesses.
While InterCall Web Conferencing and InterCall Audio conferencing services have been around for 10 years or more, they have been based in the cloud from their inception. Historically, companies would attempt to host their own audio and web conferencing solutions on in-house equipment. Unfortunately, this equipment was not scalable, expensive to maintain, and became out of date almost as soon as it was installed.
InterCall and Cloud based solutions are ‘pay as you go’ services. As such, if you don’t use web and audio conferencing, you don’t pay for them. Conversely, if you require audio or web conferencing for hundreds of users, you have what you need within the cloud strategy InterCall uses. All you need is your computer, and a phone to utilize the InterCall provided options.
In addition to being scalable, Cloud based solutions from InterCall also provide superior support. Whereas in-house solutions require expensive support staff working 24 hours a day, InterCall and Cloud solutions support the product on a global basis 365 days a year 24 hours a day, with no additional cost. Gone are the days of having to staff an expensive in-house help desk untrained and less than helpful personnel.
Another advantage to InterCall and Cloud Based computing is the ability to manage conferencing (audio and web) online. This means if you need to add additional conferencing users you simply access the cloud via a web portal, and you are able to add them. You may also delete users, change security, or make just about any change required in the cloud on your browser. Within the InterCall world you may even start a web or audio meeting right from any browser regardless of it is a PC, Mac or Tablet.
InterCall is also developing enhanced video conferencing, improving integration with Adobe®, Cisco WebEx™ and Microsoft® based Cloud products. If you need it, it is in the cloud so to speak.
In independent research, it has been proven these cloud based InterCall strategies can lower the cost of web and audio conference services by a minimum of 30%. Most companies save far more than that by outsourcing conferencing to the cloud.
Finally, InterCall and Cloud based solutions are not just limited to web and audio conferencing. It is possible to do mass broadcasts to a wide audience (think getting out a message to a wide variety of people through an Automated message) or other shared polling solutions. With Cloud computing and InterCall the sky is the limit!
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