NATO Protests Need Not Disrupt Business Productivity
IOCOM Delivers Solutions to Ensure “Business as Usual”
Chicago, IL, May 10, 2012: Many downtown Chicago based businesses have begun preparing for the 25th North Atlantic Treaty Organization (“NATO”) summit by increasing precautionary security measures due to rumors of imminent protests. While nobody can predict the exact degree and severity of business disruption caused by traffic, marches, sit-ins, train delays and other interference, many businesses are not taking chances.
Some businesses have decided to shut down entirely for the duration of the summit while others are providing their employees with security tips to consider during the event. One of the more peculiar recommendations: dress down to avoid being hassled during their commutes including don’t wear a suit or dress and no corporate logos. Another option that was suggested that is less likely to be adopted includes dressing like the protesters, as if there is a subliminal validation within the protester movement.
With all the security measures being implemented, employees at Chicago-based IOCOM Communications are not worried about any lost productivity. CEO Tim Hackett relays that “at IOCOM, we’ve approved the option to work from home to our city-based employees during the NATO summit. Thankfully with Visimeet, our video conferencing solution, we’ll all be able to conduct business as usual. We already use Visimeet on a daily basis to collaborate with our employee base around the country so this is no big deal for us.”
Visimeet from IOCOM is a software-based collaboration solution that keeps people connected through video, audio, and data conferencing. It works with many internet-enabled products, including room systems, desktop PCs, laptops, notebooks, and mobile devices. Customers around the world leverage Visimeet to reduce costs, accelerate decision-making, improve productivity, and enhance employee morale.
“Visimeet is more than just a tool to use during NATO summit type events,” said Hackett. “Organizations across Chicago, the US, and the world, are using Visimeet every day for multimedia collaboration, project management, company briefings, trainings, and so much more. And, you don’t have to worry about any wardrobe changes!”
Founded in 1998, IOCOM develops, markets, and supports video conferencing and collaboration software and solutions that enable multi-point communication for business processes. IOCOM delivers innovative solutions that enable multiple groups or individuals to instantly collaborate anytime and anywhere over their chosen medium. IOCOM is the first collaboration software company to integrate high performance multiple data and video windows with high performance audio. To learn more, visit www.iocom.com.