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The benefits claimed by Cisco for its in-person experience using telepresence have been availed through conference meetings and remote surgery. In the conference meetings, members of a unified agenda are able to attend the proceedings despite the geographical locations and different time zones. LaMartina (1) states that the telepresence machine enables a three dimensional platform amplified with the visual and audio capabilities over a fast broadband in relaying real time exchanges between the members. Its fast connectivity has saved on time, traveling cost over the different distances while enabling promotion of green energy. In the remote surgery, a specialist doctor is able to perform medical procedures of a surgery to a patient fro a remote location, as if he was there. The controlled functionalities by the telepresence perform the exact involvements as directed by the doctor on the patient despite the location.
In the past, face-to-face
interactions facilitated the organization of work under central locations in a
centralized system. However, telepresence has the opportunity to transform the
same. With the availability of holding meetings and communication in real time,
organization of work can be decentralized and made divergent (Liu, Wen-Pei, and
Wenli 22). Various segments under the central system can be availed with
relative ease while updates are contained in the central system. Additionally,
it can enable globalization without the need of traveling and expatriate directing.
The tools can be used in a global scale by building the physical facilities
even in the remotest of locations by using fast broadband connectivity and
telepresence technology. Once the tools are enabled in, any desired location globalization
of the work organization can be made in a prompt basis. Communication will be vital
in the delivery of all aspects of the telepresence.
LaMartina, David. When Does Telepresence make sense? Campus Technology, 6 June 2013. Web. February 26, 2015. http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2013/06/06/When-Does-Telepresence-Make-Sense.aspx
Liu, Hsiang-Chuan, Wen-Pei Sung, and Wenli Yao. Computer, Intelligent Computing, and Education Technology. Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, 2014. Print.