Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, video conferencing has become an essential part of everyday working life. Reports about their climate-damaging effects are increasingly circulating in the media – they are, however, misleading.
At a panel discussion on “Mobile Working” organised by the German Informatics Society via the alfaview® video conferencing system, chances and challenges of the digitalisation of the working world were discussed by business and science experts.
Millions of employees have been working from home since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and would like to continue working remotely at least from time to time as it reduces work related and commuting stress.
Studies have shown that video conferences and home offices can contribute to avoid millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions. alfaview® provides the technical prerequisites to enable a sustainable rethinking of the world of work.
Health management is a major priority at the video conferencing company alfaview® and the educational company alfatraining. The whole team regularly regularly participates in health-related seminars. The latest course of the series put a focus on a “Healthy back at work” in order to create a more dynamic day at work or in the home office.
In her recent re-evaluation of various video conferencing providers, the Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of the State of Berlin warns about using video conferencing providers with data protection concerns, which was criticised by politicians. This criticism, however, is counter-productive.
The working world demands creative solutions for efficient collaboration. It is by now common knowledge that the protection of personal data does not always come first. Nevertheless, tools from US providers are often used due to a supposed lack of alternatives. But is this even allowed from a data protection point of view?
As a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of video conferences has increased over the past few months. Besides the undeniable advantages of online meetings, however, many users of virtual communication platforms notice a certain exhaustion and fatigue that is currently circulating in the media with the label "zoom fatigue".