Over the past year and a half, companies have quickly adopted Zoom as their go-to way to keep their teams connected, conduct business with clients and hold online versions of conferences that were previously in-person events.  As COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted throughout the country, companies are figuring out what the return to the workplace will look like since some employees will return to the office while others will opt to continue to work from home (or adopt a hybrid approach).  Zoom is able to help companies keep their team members connected and conduct business from anywhere with more than just video meetings.  Here’s a quick summary of Zoom’s key products that businesses can take advantage of in the days to come:

Zoom Phone

Zoom Phone is a cloud-based phone system for your team.  Features include: high-definition voice, intelligent call routing, out of the box integrations that will help your team be more productive, voicemail, call recording & more

Zoom Video Webinars

Zoom Video Webinars include: high definition video, virtual backgrounds, in-session chat functionality and can scale to reach large audiences

Zoom Meetings

Zoom Meetings includes: HD video and audio, ability to record meeting to the cloud or to your computer, engagement tools (i.e. reactions, hand raising, polls) and more

Zoom Marketplace

Zoom Marketplace includes a variety of integrations that you can use with your Zoom account

Fun Facts About Zoom

  • Zoom was founded in 2011 by Eric Yuan (i.e. former Cisco engineer and executive).
  • Eric Yuan created the idea of Zoom based on personal experience.  As a college student, Yuan used to travel 10 hours one-way to see his girlfriend and dreamed about a way to visit his girlfriend without traveling
  • A beta version of Zoom was released in August 2012 and allowed a person to host a video conference of up to 15 people.  Zoom officially launched in January 2013 and could support a video conference of up to 25 people.
  • The first Zoom customer was Stanford University
  • Zoom became a public company in April 2019 and joined the NASDAQ-100 stock index.

As a Zoom Service Provider, Perpetual West can help your company get the most out of the Zoom platform.  Visit our website to learn more about Zoom products and our services.