Virtualized communication is not new to many of us, but the challenges of the past two years have drastically heightened our appreciation for this kind of connection. Seeing the value of being able to stay in touch regardless of where one might be, both individuals and industries embraced the software and apps that enable this. Usage skyrocketed, and companies began to make bigger bets on workplace technologies designed to maximize employee productivity and set them up for success.
The Philippine Computer Society (PCS), the longest-standing trade association of computing and information technology professionals in the country, recognized this need right away. Partnering with Globe Business in 2020, PCS has since benefited from utilizing the video conference software program, Zoom, as a means to communicate with its members anytime anywhere online.
Shifting From Physical to Online Events With Zoom
“Globe Business and Zoom came to PCS at a challenging time,” said Mr. Titus Manuel, Board of Trustee In-Charge of PCS. “Our traditional bread and butter of live events for members and partners came to a sudden halt. COVID-19 and lockdowns disrupted our business operations, with no public meetings and people working from home. Globe Business and Zoom gave us an opportunity.”
Empowered by Globe Business, PCS utilizes Zoom Cloud Meetings, which offers free and professional plans to any company. With the free plan, 100 concurrent participants are allowed 40-minute video conferences. The pro account (an add-on feature), which PCS has been sponsored with, can hold up to 500 participants with unlimited time duration.
Digitization Paving The Way to New Normal Conferences
“With the sponsorship and technical assistance, PCS-V was born. V for Virtual, our new platform,” added Mr. Manuel. “It worked like magic. Not only did it put us back in business, but it also made our long-time dream of nationwide meetings possible, even reaching outside the country with attendees from the Middle East, Australia, and USA.”
Aside from global meetings, town hall forums, and team huddles, PCS has indeed maximized their partnership with Globe Business. Over the past year, they have also been able to invite their members to take part in online learning sessions, such as in Tech Advancement and Data Privacy, and programs such as Virtual Tech Talks, where Mr. Bradley Pineda, Finance Industry Manager of Globe Business MSME Group, co-presented an Executive Briefing on Information Security.
Globe Business is Your Partner – Not Just a Solutions Provider
“At the time we needed someone, Globe Business was there. They provided us not only with Zoom accounts but also with technical speakers that added value to our programs,” Mr. Manuel said. “Today we are venturing into Professional Certification for Information Security, Non-Technical Skills for IT Professional (EQinIT), all with some form of technical and marketing assistance from Globe Business.”
Online communication across organizations and locations has never been this easy. With Globe Business, companies and businesses no longer need to look far for dependable ways to do such. With the features of Zoom Pro, they can enjoy seamless virtual meetings, events, and programs, surpassing geographical boundaries in this pandemic. Strengthening organizations by connecting people is not only made more possible but also more fruitful.
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