This Startup-Made Application is Popular In the Midst of Coronavirus
President Jokowi has established the status of Large-Scale Social Restrictions to prevent coronavirus transmission. Thus, more and more companies and agencies will apply the work from home policy for their employees.
He asked his people to stay at home, working from home, and study from home. This policy is made to limit the transmission of coronavirus. He also asked everyone to help each other, unite and work together to fight the coronavirus.
This situation is likely to continue in the next few months, until the end of the coronavirus pandemic. “The extension of the status of certain conditions referred to in the first dictum is valid for 91 days from February 29, 2020, to May 29, 2020,” the Decree of the Head of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) No. 13A 2020 claimed.
By working from home, office workers must communicate remotely, including when holding meetings. The following are two applications that can be used to conduct long-distance meetings when people are required to maintain physical distance.
Zoom, the Most Popular Application In the Midst of the Corona Pandemic
This application is most commonly used for video calls that involve many people, although it can also be used for interpersonal calls. Reporting from blog.zoom.us, the Zoom application can produce high-definition visuals even though you only have an internet connection with low bandwidth.
With Zoom, you can share computer screen views with other meeting participants (screen sharing). This feature is very useful for seminars or distance lectures that require presentations, videos, books, texts, in the delivery of material.
With a meeting capacity of up to 1000 participants, the Zoom application can be obtained free of charge for all devices. However, in the free version of Zoom, meetings are limited to a maximum of 40 minutes. The meeting must start all over again when the time is up.
If you want to hold a meeting with an unlimited duration, you can pay US$ 14.49 per month to buy a Pro package. The package also provides user management features that allow admins to control meetings, such as adding or removing participants.
Reported from the official page, the package also allows each meeting to be recorded in the form of regular reports. The report will provide information such as: how many meetings have been held in a month, how long is the duration per day, and so on.
Skype for Business Is Also Often Used for Online Meetings
This application is most popular for making long-distance video and audio calls between two or more users. One version of Skype, Skype Business is designed to carry out visual communication in the company’s business activities.
Reporting from support.skype.com, Skype is used for small forums with participants under 25 people or less. Whereas Skype for Business is designed for larger corporate meetings with a capacity of up to 250 people.
Both Skype and Skype Business, both have similar basic features, such as short messages, screen sharing, private conversations, and automatic subtitles that read utterances. Other features are also available, such as sharing location and sending multimedia files or documents.
However, within Skype for Business, there are additional features not found on regular Skype. For example, the results of a conference can be recorded, saved and shared, suitable for those of you who have difficulty adjusting the schedule of meetings with other team members.
Also, admin users can set the course of the conference such as removing participants, inviting new participants, or limiting the number. One of the most advanced features of Skype Business is the Skype Room System, which allows remote conferencing to be carried out using a screen and camera that are separate from the computer.