The future is now at Procter & Gamble. The company was just named one of International Data Group’s InfoWorld’s Green 15 award winners for 2009 for successfully reducing travel through the adoption and implementation of its Video Collaboration Studios (VCS) using Cisco’s Telepresence technology, according to the company.
To better enable employee connection and communication and to deliver on its renewed commitment to sustainability, P&G identified, and ultimately implemented, a green strategy supported by a high-end communications system. It began deploying Video Collaboration Studios across its global network in October 2007 with the goal of implementing 43 studios in just nine months.
Today, there are more than 50 studios up and running, saving the company millions in travel costs. P&G expects these saving will continue to grow as more studios are added and video enabled collaboration tools become embedded in business practices.
A significant benefit of the technology is the ability to reduce the environmental impact of traveling.