During the outbreak of COVID-19, hundreds of millions of people globally reeled from its impact. One year after it first hit and the world has now been forced into a new normal, one where daily activities still have limitations, community quarantine is observed, and wifi and data subscriptions are at an all-time high. Students and employees alike are contending with the fact that school and work must go on despite the tumultuous circumstances. Throughout the past months, one company has risen through the ranks, taking center stage with an app that has become one of the most important platforms in the world — Zoom Video Communications.
With the current reality taking on a digital nature, Zoom Video Communications has made it possible to build connections and nurture relationships despite the distance. Although a plethora of other platforms have existed prior to the domination of this California-based company, the ease with which teachers, entrepreneurs, and other practitioners can virtually get together through Zoom is note-worthy.
This information technology and services industry leader was founded in 2011 by experienced authorities and engineers from Cisco and WebEx. “Every founding engineer has over ten years of real-time collaboration software experience,” shares the strategic mind behind this conferencing powerhouse. Armed with an in-depth understanding of the field and extensive experience wielding the power of digital technology, they were able to launch what would become today’s top video app.
From the get-go, Zoom Video Communications has helped businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment in order to get more done. Its easy, reliable cloud platform for video, phone, content sharing, and chat runs across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Together, all of these features have turned remote work and studies into a smooth experience.
Driven by the mission to develop a people-centric cloud service that transforms real-time collaboration into a seamless process and improves the quality and effectiveness of communications, it has consistently delivered top-notch service. When the outbreak hit last year, its efforts in building a premium platform paid off. In March of 2020, daily users spiked to 200 million, up from 10 million in December 2019.
As a leading video conferencing application, the heights that Zoom has reached are thanks to numerous factors. For one, it is free to use and can be accessed through different devices, including one’s laptop, tablets and iPad, desktops, and Android and iOs phones. With just one click of the invitation link, a meeting is immediately launched, and participants are directed to their next agenda of the day.
Zoom Video Communications, which is currently worth $35 billion, takes pride in the accomplishments that its signature platform has been able to snag under its belt in the previous year. As Zoom remains the go-to application during the new normal, the company behind this power player aims to cement the platform as a digital staple in the years to come.
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