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Video Conferencing Takes Various Industries By Storm

June 06, 2017

Every few weeks, a new study is released stating that video conferencing is growing into a force to be reckoned with. Numbers don’t like, and the CAGR projected for the video conferencing market in the coming years is impressive, to say the least. We don’t really need numbers to see the impact video conferencing is having on the world, though. Just take a look at all the industries that are now using it, and the importance of this technology is plain to see.

One area that is taking a liking to video conferencing is the legal industry. Although critics were skeptical of its usefulness at first, the technology has been embraced by several different judges, courtrooms, jails and countries. In the past few months alone, video conferencing has been used to give inmates access to lawyers, implemented in Taloja Jail in India for telemedicine purposes, and inside courtrooms during crucial cases. Video conferencing use has also picked up in the UK, where courtrooms and legal offices use the technology to connect with witnesses or inmates that are unable to travel. Video conferencing makes testifying and questioning easier in these cases, and can even shorten long court cases because there’s no need to wait for witnesses to appear on a specific date.

As in the Taloja Jail example, video conferencing is also being used in healthcare. It’s perfect for helping doctors and nurses communicate with patients from afar. Oftentimes in the health field, doctors and nurses need to be able to communicate quickly. Video conferencing makes it much easier for them to communicate in a timely manner because they do not need to travel to be in the same place. On the same note, it can also be used for group training purposes. Thanks to whiteboarding and content sharing, trainees can gain medical insights from a variety of professionals in the field, no matter where they’re located.

These are only a couple of the sectors where video conferencing has truly revamped operations. The fashion industry, educational institutions and even banks are finding new and innovative ways to implement video conferencing into their every day operations. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle