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Group Video On Mobile Devices

By March 15, 2016March 6th, 2023Blog, Technology News

group_video_on_mobile_dev_125203_229567Wouldn’t it be great if you could find a free, high-quality group video conferencing solution, offered by a company with a proven track record for quality? Great news if you’ve been looking for something like that, because now, you can!

Microsoft has big plans for Skype, and is in the process of rolling out a new suite of group video conferencing features by the end of March, this year. The new offering will feature full 1080p video conferencing that will enable up to 25 simultaneous participants. Even better, while Skype is highly popular, not everyone uses it, but the new service allows you to send invitations even to non-Skype users, who can still participate by using the web version of the service.

That’s big news for small business. In the United States, 97.9 percent of all businesses in the country are companies with 20 or fewer employees, so the new service will allow the vast bulk of businesses in operation here to video conference with their entire staff using a high-quality, free service.

Of course, the free service isn’t as robust or full-featured as Skype for Business, so while the free service will work for many, there may be some instances where the more feature-rich Skype for Business is still the right answer. Even so, it’s very nice to have access to a completely free video conferencing service from such a big name in the business. This is one of a number of ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) slated to be rolled out this year, and collectively, these offerings will continue to transform the way we work.

If you’re not sure which would be a better fit for your company, the free offering, or the more robust Skype for Business, be sure to give us a call. We can assess your company’s specific needs, and steer you in the right direction.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.