How Conference Calls Can Change The World

We are all becoming more aware of environmental concerns, and rightly so. Few who watched the natural wonders shown on David Attenborough’s recent nature documentaries, for instance, can fail to have been moved. Seeing the plight of marine wildlife really puts progress into perspective.

A new concern crops up with alarming regularity, as our knowledge increases. As an increasing burden falls upon us, we are more and more obliged to act. Few can disagree that it a topic worthy of prioritisation.

Reducing the ‘Carbon Footprint’ is a driving motivation behind many business processes and changes, and this can only be a good thing. After all, if we can drive change from all angles then we surely have a better chance of effecting the desired outcome.

One of the major contributors to carbon emissions is travel, and companies with large travel budgets must now be analysing how best they can change to keep up with the times.

If a better way to achieve the end goal is available, then it is surely worthy of consideration.

One way travel can be reduced is by more effectively using Conference Calling.

Conference Calling allows a meeting to take place without participants having to travel. No car. No bus, train or plane tickets. No fuel used. Not a minimising or reduction. Just none. No travelling required, so no waits at airports, no buying super saver train tickets, and no petrol or diesel used.

A Conference Call means several people can meet in conversation. All can have an input, the discussion can go back and forth. Just as if you were all in the same room. One of the main benefits is that people in multiple roles can have an input. You can throw a topic open for comments on a Conference Call, just as you would in a physical meeting round a table, and hear a valid or unexpected point from a surprising contributor.

It opens up a telephone call with more opportunities. You could say, it gives as many opportunities as there are participants.

Along with soft phone apps and cloud-based business functions, the world of running a business is becoming more responsive, less oppressive and more forward-thinking.

If we all change what we can, we might change what we have to.

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Oil & Gas ICT Leaders 2015, 2nd Annual Conference

SureVoIP are delighted to exhibiting at Scot-Tech’s 2nd Annual Oil & Gas ICT Leader, this being held 18th & 19th March 2015, Aberdeen AECC.

ICT is crucial to the ongoing transformation of the Oil and Gas industry; having long transcended the role of backroom support, IT leaders now have wide-ranging responsibilities and are increasingly central to the performance of their organisation. With oil prices reaching record lows and margins becoming squeezed, the need to utilise ICT resources as a driver of innovation and improvement has never been clearer.

The ICT Leaders conference will bring together IT Managers from across the industry to discuss how ICT can be used to help deliver cost reduction, efficiency savings and competitive advantage. The event will consider some of the transformative technologies which are revolutionising operational processes, from big data analytics to unified communications. The programme will also explore the role of IT within the wider organisational context, looking at business transformation, investment models and technology strategies.

The conference will offer a unique platform for knowledge exchange and discussion, providing an opportunity for delegates to share their views and discuss common challenges with their peers in an open forum. While each organisation has their own goals and priorities, many of the IT challenges will be the same. This event aims to harness the vast collective expertise from across the country and explore how we can create a more prosperous, secure and competitive UK oil region.

Speakers Include:

  • Anders From – Subsea 7
  • Dr Cedric Levy-Bencheton – ENISA
  • Steve Harrison – Scottish Enterprise
  • Prof. John McCall – Smart Data Technologies Centre
  • Dr Vidar Hepsoe – Statoil
  • Eilidh Clarkson – Baker Hughes
  • Martin Ogden – Expro
  • Tim Harwood – HS & T Consultants
  • Mark Stephen – BBC Scotland
  • Angus Murray – TAQA
  • John Mullin – Subsea 7
  • Matt Grist – Swire Oilfield Services
  • Richard Higgs – brightsolid
  • Chris Davis – Open Group IT4IT Forum

 

Registration

This conference is free to attend Oil & Gas Sector employees, to register visit: http://www.oilgasict.com. Please note that spaces are now limited so do sign up ASAP.