Teleconferencing Reducing Business Travel for Companies
Newspapers, McClatchy, Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO)
CHICAGO - London's terrorist scare rattled thousands of business travelers yesterday, but unlike after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, conferencing technology is so common that it has emerged as a viable alternative for many road warriors.
A host of factors have spurred conferencing's growth in the past five years. Prices for audio and video gear have dropped in half, access to a conference is as close as a mobile phone and the escalating use of high-speed Internet connections combine to provide a ready option.
"Flexibility is very important," said Jim Taylor, chief executive officer for the Thomas Group, a Dallas-based consulting firm where nearly all of its 200 …
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Publication information: Article title: Teleconferencing Reducing Business Travel for Companies. Contributors: Newspapers, McClatchy - Author. Newspaper title: Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO). Publication date: August 11, 2006. Page number: Not available. © 2007 Columbia Daily Tribune. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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