video conferencing

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Video Conference

A meeting in which one or more participants participate by projecting their images on an audio-visual device. This allows one to attend a meeting from a great distance. Proponents of video conferencing argue that it saves on the cost of travel, especially in a multinational corporation. Critics contend that video conferences restrict the camaraderie and informal exchanges that facilitate the conduct of business.

video conferencing

a form of interactive COMMUNICATION which involves the use of PERSONAL COMPUTERS. Desktop or personal video systems provide one-to-one video communications, usually by adding a video camera and a plug-in video card to a personal computer attached to a digital telephone line or office network.

Video conferencing can be a time-saving and cost-effective means of communication since it reduces or eliminates the need for business travel. See INFORMATION MANAGEMENT.

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