Overcoming Tube Strike Disruption with Lifesize
The benefits of being able to work remotely have been illustrated once again by the strikes on the London Underground.
With thousands of workers stuck on trains, in queues or unable to get to work, those who are able to perform their professional duties from home or an alternative location are at a great advantage. In order to do this, many companies rely on new communication tools, such as the videoconferencing technology provided by Lifesize, a division of Logitech.
Lifesize enables users to conduct high definition video calls with colleagues or clients – either one-to-one or in groups – via any device, in any location. As such, companies that use Lifesize can remain fully operational wherever they are as long as they have an internet connection; something that has proved valuable once again in the light of the transport disruption in England’s capital.
The 48-hour Tube strike began on Monday night, with workers walking out over plans to shut ticket offices in favour of automated machines, resulting in the loss of hundreds of jobs. A longer 72-hour strike has also been announced for next Monday if a compromise cannot be found between Transport for London officials and the workers.
Beyond being able to avoid the chaos of rush hour on days like this, enabling employees to work from home through technologies like Lifesize offers many other advantages, including helping a company to cut down on its own electricity and infrastructure costs by having a more dispersed and mobile workforce.
Lifesize is the HD video solutions arm of IT firm Logitech.
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