17 Sep 2014

The freedom of web conferencing services

At some point or another we’ve all had to take part in a meeting or conference of some kind – they are of course a very important part of running a business as they allow members of staff and/or customers/suppliers to be on the same page and discuss new ideas and business strategies. There are, however, times when having a face to face meeting simply isn’t possible and a conference call isn’t suitable. This is where a web based, audio and video conference service can help. But what is web based conferencing and what can it do for your business?

What is web conferencing?

Web conferencing services use the internet to host the conference via VoIP – conferences transmit audio and video signals between callers over the internet in much the same way as conventional conference calls are transmitted over the phone. You can steam text, video or audio Live and interact with the world from wherever you are without all the associated time and transport costs.

What can conferencing services do for your business?


You can be a part of a conference from anywhere using either a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device. To join a conference you simply call the number and enter the secure PIN (set by the host) to join the conversation, what this means for your business is that there is no limit to where or who you can call.

Great for training and marketing

Web conferencing is a great marketing tool and can also be used for educational and training purposes. It can allow you to run meetings, training events, webinars, online workshops, interactive conferences, education events, give lecture’s or presentations and much more with full interaction.

Lowering costs

No need to pay any line rentals, all calls are hosted online via the same internet connection you use for your normal everyday internet access. The service incurs no extra cost other that what you already pay for your existing internet connection. It is important to note that users accessing services via mobile devices are best to use a WiFi connecting in order to avoid incurring network costs over/above their data allowance.

More importantly there is no need to drive or fly anywhere, you can host or attend a meeting from your desk.

You can record everything

Never need to repeat yourself again – with web conferencing software you can record your meetings and distribute them to staff who were unable to attend.

To find out more about our Web Conferencing services, please visit our web page on it, or you can contact our sales team at sales@soconnect.co.uk or you can phone us on 0333 240 1824