Grudi Associates Uses New Teleconferencing, Web Conferencing and Video Conferencing Capabilities to Save Cost and Build Relationships for Businesses

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In a business environment where overwhelming demands, competing priorities and increasing mobilization are driving people apart, Grudi Associates is utilizing new telecom conferencing capabilities to bring companies, customers and others together, while enhancing efficiency and reducing costs.

Walt Grudi

Walt Grudi, President, Grudi Associates

Businesses that haven’t looked into conferencing for a while will find that the landscape has dramatically changed. The opportunities are very exciting.

Grudi Associates is utilizing an array of new teleconferencing capabilities to help its customers connect their people through reliable, economical conferencing services. The extensive benefits range from stronger relationships and better service to increased efficiency, faster response times and bigger bottom lines. There is also an increasingly important environmental benefit.

"Businesses that haven’t looked into conferencing for a while will find that the landscape has dramatically changed,” says Walt Grudi, President of Grudi Associates, a leading provider of telecom and IT services in Central PA and beyond. “Extensive new opportunities exist in the full range of services, from traditional audio conferencing and Web conferencing to surprisingly affordable video conferencing and high-powered unified communications. It offers incredible potential for added capabilities, efficiency, productivity and cost savings.”

The original conferencing was limited to conference calling. Grudi Associates can now provide feature-rich, multidimensional business tools, with extensive business benefits:

  • Build Sales & Bottom Line – the advantages of conferencing add revenue and save expenses that go right into the profit column.
  • Expand Capabilities – conferencing enables a business to do things it would otherwise be unable to do if travel or face-to-face meetings were required.
  • Act Immediately – an audio, Web or video conference can be instantly initiated and issues can be resolved without waiting for people to get together.
  • Work Efficiently – conferencing saves the time of coordinating, scheduling, getting to and from meetings and follow up.
  • Reduce Travel – eliminate the time, expense and hassle of unnecessary trips, whether they are across the facility or around the world.
  • Save Money – on reduced travel, staff time, entertainment expense and more.
  • Build Relationships – conferencing enables a business to connect more often and more closely with customers, prospects, suppliers, offsite employees, etc.
  • Focus on Key Priorities – less travel and more efficient contacts allow staff to spend their time on other critically important activities.
  • Sustainability – conferencing is a far more environmentally efficient and responsible way to communicate. This is becoming increasingly important to some customers and companies.

"These services can be broken down by their delivery methods, Premise-Based or Hosted (cloud-based), and by the type of conferencing," says Sarah Deatherage, Grudi Associates' conferencing and collaboration specialist. "Selecting the right combination of services depends on a business's individual needs and budget. There is now a good solution at virtually any level."

Audio - basic phone service with multiple connections, or bridges, that enable two to many people to join in a conversation.

Web – a combination of audio conferencing and content sharing for two to many people utilizing computers, tablets or smartphones to log onto a cloud-based service that manages the call.

Video – conferencing services that enable each participant to see and be seen by all others in real time. This was previously very expensive, but new technology has made it affordable for most businesses. It ranges from very high quality to basic, economy levels.

Unified Communications – the integration of several forms of communication into one system, such as voice, Web, video, instant messaging, email, fax and more. It enables businesses to communicate more efficiently and economically by putting all its capabilities at every user’s fingertips all at the same time.

“Telecom conferencing reduces the need for time-wasting travel and in-person meetings, but it also makes it far easier, more efficient and less costly to have significantly more “touches” with clients, staff, vendors and more," says Grudi. “It is one of the hottest trends in telecom.”

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About Grudi Associates: Grudi Associates provides a broad range of telecom and IT services that help businesses and organizations connect and communicate more effectively. Through strategic partnerships with national and regional providers, Grudi Associates delivers innovative and cost-saving wireless, data, Internet, local and long distance, telecom management and hosted solutions. By providing its customers with a single point of contact for virtually any need, Grudi Associates delivers innovative solutions and simplified telecommunications.

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