Video conferencing is changing remote work forever

Nothing in the history of digital landscape has impacted tech communications more than shifting to sheltering-in-place.

The Coronavirus Lockdown left businesses across the world reaching for Zoom’s video conferencing platform. Consequently, virtual meetings are quickly becoming the norm.

For businesses that need to stay connected with their employees, there’s nothing on the market that can compete. When it comes to cost efficiency and overall effectiveness, they are the best.

Early beginnings:

Zoom’s founder, Eric Yuan, was a freshman attending college in the 1990’s. He would regularly travel 10-hours by train to meet his girlfriend. On the trip, Eric daydreamed about the possibility of visiting her without commuting. Those thoughts planted seeds for what would sprout the Zoom App.

Fast forward, to 2011. Yuan left his position as Cisco’s Corporate Vice President of Engineering and tried his hand at entrepreneurship. With an estimated 40 Cisco engineers in tow, he launched Zoom. The rest as they say is history. By 2018, the company had grown by leaps and bounds. It now staffs over 1,700 employees with revenues of more than $330 million dollars.

Security wise…

For risk-averse small businesses, Zoom meetings are a viable option for collaboration and brainstorming. Here are three good reasons to utilize it…

• Set-up is seamless
• Easy navigation & use
• Allows access up to 100 people

To help get users started, Zoom offers an extensive list of resources. From best practices to tutorials, the video conferencing platform has readily available resources in their help center. 

Zoom Help Center Resources
If you are a first-time user we recommend these three security tips:

1. Always join Zoom meetings through your web browser because they receive faster security enhancements.

2. You can circumvent the Zoom desktop software when joining a meeting. Instead, click the link (in the fine print) that offers the option to join from the browser.

3. Ask all meeting participants to sign in with a password to prevent outside tampering.

With an estimated 200 million users, Zoom will soon be the most secure conferencing tool in the world.