Spike in Teleconferencing Blamed on Iceland Volcanic Eruption

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Teleconferencing helps businesses cope with flight cancellations.

Since the volcano eruption the increase in teleconferencing is only matched by the no fly experience after 9/11. Businesses wanting to protect them selves against travel restrictions should invest in teleconferencing ”

The recent Iceland volcanic eruption which has canceled thousands of flights appears to be the cause of the sudden spike in teleconferencing. Ricardo Trinidad, President and founder of Telcom & Data, has reported a large spike in both audio and video conferencing requests for conferencing equipment and hosted conference call services. According to Mr Trinidad, “this increase in teleconferencing is only matched by the no fly experience after 9/11.”

The Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption has caused a reported 1.7 billion dollar loss in airline revenue. The last time this volcano erupted was in 1918. When it did erupt it also triggered an eruption by the nearby and much larger Katla volcano. If the Katla volcano would erupt, according to scientists, it would be about 10 times stronger and could ground flights for an even longer period. What are the chances of a larger eruption from the Katla? In fact, the last three times that Eyjafjallajokull erupted, Katla did as well.

Teleconferencing can help a business protect its self against interruptions in airline service by implanting a teleconferencing strategy. Teleconferencing continues to grow as a green technology with millions of more minutes being used annually. Growth projection for teleconferencing which includes both audio conferencing, web conferencing and video conferencing equipment as well as hosted services. A recent Wainhouse Research report reveals that Teleconferencing is growing at a 15-20% rate annually.

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Ricardo Trinidad
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