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The New Skype for Business Pricing Plan May Mean Big Changes for The Industry

The New Skype for Business Pricing Plan May Mean Big Changes for The Industry

​The new pricing plan launched by Skype for Business has caught the attention of its competitors and its costumers.

Attention AV & IT professionals!

Skype recently released an improved pricing package for Skype for Business! This news may have you wondering how this change in the online video conferencing industry will affect your own business? Skype for Business is a widely used online video conferencing service for professionals invested in video communication. We will evaluate the newest features and weigh them against competing third party meeting providers such as GoToMeeting, Cisco WebExand Zoom.


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ProAV's Role in the Web Conferencing World

ProAV's Role in the Web Conferencing World

Hello USBPro Followers!

Today we wanted to tackle a important topic on the minds of so many audio visual integrators, distributors and even long time clients of traditional AV partners. What is the role of Professional AV in the web video conferencing world? There no doubt that professional audio visual integration played a key role in the evolution of video conferencing in it's infancy. But where do audio visual integrators fit into the market when Skype for Business costs only $2 per month (basic subscription)? Where do audio visual integrators fit into the conversation when a enterprise chooses to standardize on the Google ChromeBox for Meetings at only $999? Heck even video conferencing robots are allowing CEO's to virtually tour office spaces, manufacturing areas even attend remote meetings from around the world for an entry cost of only $2,999! (See DoubleRobotics)

Pro AV as Specialized Consultants?

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Video Conferencing & Carbon Emissions

Video Conferencing & Carbon Emissions

Today we wanted to acknowledge a really cool web app that helps organizations determine their carbon footprint and the amount of carbon they can offset with video conferencing. CRS teamed up with USB Pros to show off just exactly how easy it is to calculate an organizations carbon footprint. This website,www.PledgeVideo.Org,provides great information on calculating the carbon emissions reduction you can expect from video conferencing. Without going to far into this blog post the below quotation is from PledgeVideo.Org

"We make calculating your CO2 reduction from video conferencing super easy! Join the club and hold your companies commitment to the environment in the light!"

CalculateCarbon
Step 1: Calculate Carbon Footprint
Calculate your Cabon Usage
 

Let's first calculate your organizations estimated Carbon Footprint.

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Step 2: Measure Your Offset
How much can we reduce?
 

Then we calculate your carbon offset through reduced business travel and productivity. Feel free to add other source of reductions in (Tons of CO2)

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Step 3: Calculate Carbon Neutrality
Take a step toward Carbon Neutrality
 

Carbon Neutrality is the amount % of carbon you offset versus what you consume. This shows the overall health of an organization and their environmental impact.

 

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