Is it time to update the way your business interacts?

Today, the business world is driven by technology. It would be unthinkable for a modern-day company not to have an internet presence or their staff not using computers or email. Ever-evolving technology is driving and transforming the work-place and as the popularity of smart phones and consumer electronics immerse our everyday life’s, employees are becoming more fluent and confident in using technology in the workplace to improve their efficiency and workflow. Businesses that want to thrive should race to adopt and take advantage of the latest technology trends and their employees new found natural technological skills.

Video Conferencing

Technology trends come and go but some have endured and become inconceivable to many businesses not to have. Video conferencing is a good example of this. Video conferencing can bring your team together for travel-free face-to-face meetings. Businesses can interact with customers, clients and suppliers as if in the same room. Training sessions and webinars are possible with real-time interaction. File sharing, collaboration and on-screen document viewing is seamless and futuristic. Businesses have come to rely on this empowering technology as their daily driver to simply ‘get stuff done’.

Shockingly, a recent poll stated that only 1 in 4 companies are using video conferencing technology. Considering that the same poll showed that companies that use video conferencing on average experience a 26% increase in task performance, a 22% increase in employee participation and a 30% reduction in travel expenses, we find that many businesses would find massive advantages in incorporating this technology into their work flow.

Small and medium size businesses

A roadblock for many companies is the cost of incorporating this technology into their offices. Sure, they can see the advantages and the potential time and money a VC solution could save them in the long-term, but the set-up cost and employee training required in the short-term makes a VC solution not very economical. With modern-day VC solutions, this is no longer an issue.

The cost of a video conferencing solution has reduced significantly over recent years. There are now many different solutions to meet the many different usage scenarios and budget requirements that the modern-day office demands. From large boardroom turn-key solutions to huddle space personal solutions to mobile on-the-go solutions. Video conferencing can keep a team in instant communication with each other and allow them to engage with customers naturally and effortlessly.

Wondering how video conferencing could improve your company?

If you would like to add video conferencing capabilities to your office, please contact us and we can provide you with a visit and a quotation free-of-charge. Technology is here to empower us and improve our lives, why not let it?

We're growing our team!!

We're growing our team!!

CEAV are expanding their electrical and AV divisions! If you would like to become the newest member of our team please send your CV to enquiries@currentelectricalav.com. We're on the lookout for young, enthusiastic electricians or AV engineers of all experiences. Work ethic and the willingness to learn are our most important criteria. If this sounds like you we'd love to hear from you!

 

Why you need a smart board in your office

Why you need a smart board in your office

Most of us when thinking about smart boards will think of them in an educational setting, either at school, college or university. In that environment they work great, they allow the lecturer to share ideas with the class and interact with documents in a very seamless and natural way. In fact, whiteboards are so seamless and natural that we hardly ever give any attention to the underlying technology. Smartboard's are effective, reliable and just work, so why would we? With all that in mind, why aren't we using them more in the office environment? Well we think you should be, so below we've listed our top 3 reasons on why using an interactive whiteboard in your office will improve your workflow and allow you to share and be more productive.

 

1. Turn presentations into collaborative productions

Instead of spending an hour dictating to your colleagues, a smartboard turns meetings into a collaborative environment and allows participants to engage with the presentation. Ideas can be shared with ease and for all to see on large crystal-clear displays. An unknown ability of a smartboard is that brainstorming sessions can be saved to the device for viewing later, no more taking photos of the whiteboard with your smartphone! Files can be easily shared and edited on the smartboard and changes can be made in real-time for all to see. Whether it be a PowerPoint presentation, an Excel spreadsheet, a graphic or PDF, smartboards provide a great way to engage with your team.

 

2. Combine with video conferencing to share ideas anywhere in the world.

Sometimes the people you want to talk to and share your ideas with are not in the same office as you. Sure, there’s ways to share files over email and communicate with colleagues who aren’t present, but in recent years the convergence of two technologies in the office have revolutionized remote collaboration and the way that we work. On their own; video conferencing and smartboards are very powerful tools. VC systems allow you to communicate and join into the discussion wherever you are in the world and smartboards let you share and collaborate in a way which is natural and engaging. But imagine how powerful these two technologies would be together! By using video conferencing and smartboards together you get the best of both worlds; the ability to share and collaborate and crystal clear communication and to see your meeting participants. It’s the next best thing to actually being in the same room as each other!

 

3. Save time and money.

We’ve already mentioned that you can combine smartboards with video conferencing systems to have the ability to have a face-to-face meeting and collaborate in real-time. Imagine the time you will save by not travelling, the expense of flights, train tickets and other transport. The ability to share with multiple people in multiple destinations could save your company tens of thousands of pounds in time and expenses. There’s also the expense of booklets, meeting hand-outs and literature that wouldn’t be needed with the use of an interactive smartboard. Save time, money and even reduce your carbon foot print a little all by using the latest in office collaborative technologies.

 

To find out more about using smartboards for your business give us a call on 08000 430 730 and speak to one of our advisors, who will be able to discuss your requirements and offer advice on the best solution for your place of work. 

Integrated Systems Europe 2017

CEAV will be attending ISE2017 this year on all our customers behalf's to discover the latest and greatest AV tech that the industry has to offer!! Stay tuned for posts on our favourite things that will make your business more productive!!

Welcome to our brand new site!!

Welcome to CEAV's brand new website dedicated to commercial operations only. With the commercial part of our company growing and growing we decided we needed to break away from our residential site and have a more specific site catering to the needs of our commercial customers.

This site will cover office, hospitality, retail and public event space installations. If you have any projects you would like help or advice on please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Thank you and we hope you enjoy the new site.

Wesley Griffin, AV Manager at CEAV.