Provides National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with Means to Conduct More Face-to-Face Meetings

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Each month team members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) meet for team updates and collaboration. By using’s web-based video conferencing product, team members feel as if they are in the same room, despite the fact that they only meet in person once a year.

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As our resources are further constrained, helps us maintain that personal element which is so important to collaborative work.

When a business has multiple team members living in different areas of the nation, it is often difficult to maintain the same type of personal interaction a team would develop when working out of the same office. This is an extremely important part of doing business, especially when the work you provide is about building relationships and bringing people together. At the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a government agency dedicated to enriching life through science, maintaining a personal element in their business communication is a necessary part of the collaborative work they provide to the community.

Recently, NOAA began using, a web-based video conferencing solution, throughout many departments within the organization. Some of the areas of NOAA utilizing the video & web conferencing services include the administrative department and the management/coordination departments. “Our work is about building relationships. Bringing people together will always be an essential part of that.” Stated Nicole Bartlett, NOAA Regional Coordinator, “As our resources are further constrained, helps us maintain that personal element which is so important to collaborative work.”

Prior to adopting into their business practice, the staff at NOAA made do with conference calls because the video teleconferencing system offered by the government was very expensive, offered limited access and could only be used from specific locations. In addition, scheduling meetings for these locations and finding available times for their group to meet was extremely cumbersome. Now, by using they are no longer faced with those limitations. is 100% web-based, making it simple for remote employees to connect in an instant. The built-in video feeds, ability to share PowerPoint presentations and screen sharing are all tools now used by NOAA employees to conduct company meetings, training and team coordination.

Bartlett went on to say, “Each month we convene a team of 15 people located from Virginia through Maine using It allows us to "see" each other despite the fact that we only meet in person once a year. We use the screen sharing to share team and project updates, as well as train the team on new NOAA products.” Bartlett is also trying to encourage the use of beyond their team.

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