As company meetings become more virtual — and as businesses continue to explore new ways to cut costs — the challenge becomes finding the right technology partner to make it all happen.

That’s why CranstonIT is pleased to announce its new partnership with Zoom, the leader in modern business video communications.  Zoom delivers remote conferencing services using cloud computing and communications software that create opportunities for video conferencing, online meetings, chat and VoIP phones.

Zoom offers a web-based HD video conference tool with a local, desktop client and mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video.  It enables seamless conferencing, collaboration, chat and webinars across desktops and mobile devices.

Plus, with its innovative Zoom Rooms, companies can create a software-based room system that provides an integrated meeting experience for room-only attendees or remote attendees from another room, from their desktops or from their mobile devices.  Zoom Rooms are used around the world in board, conference, huddle and training rooms, as well as in executive offices and classrooms.  It’s the perfect way to bring teams together quickly and effectively.

Zoom Phone completes the communications solution.  Using a single platform for video, voice, chat and collaboration, it is designed for users who want to launch a quick VoIP call or conference.  Cloud driven, Zoom Phone provides secure HD audio, exceptional clarity and quality, and enables seamless calls over WiFi, cellular data and cellular voice connections.

As Zoom’s vision is to empower its customers to work how, where and when they choose, Zoom Phone supports local number portability (LNP) to allow users to easily migrate over their existing phone numbers.

“It’s Zoom’s versatility to handle online meetings, chat and VoIP phone service that attracted us,” explained CranstonIT CEO Patrick Cranston.  “Our clients have a need for all three solutions.  Previously, this would require different solutions from multiple providers.  With Zoom, we can provide all three solutions from a single vendor, and that saves money and improves efficiency.”

That versatility can be found everywhere.  Aside from Zoom’s compatibility with Mac®, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android, the solution offers group and private chat capabilities with screen sharing from all desktop and mobile devices.  Zoom also enables users to annotate and co-annotate shared documents as well as gain control of the keyboard, mouse or whiteboard.  And all meetings can be recorded locally or to the cloud with searchable transcripts.

Zoom claims that customers who leverage its solutions report an increase in performance, trust and engagement.  To illustrate, the company points to businesses relying on its mobile professionals — as Zoom helps provide the same integrated meeting experience expected from an onsite attendee or remote desktop client.

As our clients know, CranstonIT takes security seriously.  With Zoom, aside from each user having a private login user name and password, all data communications are protected using 256-bit TLS encryption and all shared content is protected using AES-256 encryption.  Plus, Zoom offers role-based access controls and administrative feature controls for added layers of privacy.

“It’s end-to-end encryption for all meetings,” said Cranston.  “It was important for us to see that Zoom offers security capabilities such as audio signatures, attendee lockout and recording disability.  And no meeting can begin without the presence of the host."

With unparalleled usability, Zoom creates simplified, high-quality team collaboration across any device.  For more information on establishing a Zoom meeting plan for your business and your budget, contact CranstonIT today at 412-200-5656 or support@cranstonit.com.