What is an e-meeting?

By Investopedia Staff AAA
A:

An e-meeting is any meeting that takes place over an electronic medium, as opposed to the traditional face-to-face form. The most common form of an e-meeting takes place over the internet using any form of web-based meeting software. These software packages allow busy businessmen and women to hold meetings with others from anywhere in the world, without having to travel to predetermined destination.

Almost all e-meeting software platforms allow meeting participants to speak to one another in real-time through the use of Voice Over Internet Protocol, or VOIP. VOIP eliminates the need for a telephone or conference phone and allows participants to visually see those which they are meeting with.

Many e-meeting packages include virtual whiteboards, which allow participants to write and draw models and charts in real-time. As well, many packages allow participants to record and save the e-meeting so that it can reviewed at a later date or viewed by those who were unable to attend the original meeting.

With the advent of web-based technology and the ever expanding global business landscape, e-meetings have become a popular method for companies to hold meetings at a fraction of the cost of the traditional face-to-face meeting. (See our article Tips For Boosting You Business to learn more ways to improve your business.)

This question was answered by Lovey Grewal

RELATED FAQS

  1. What is the difference between business intelligence and business analytics?

    Find out what differences, if any, exist between business intelligence and business analytics, and learn the role of each ...
  2. How can I calculate break-even analysis in Excel?

    Learn what break-even analysis is and how to find the break-even point using the Goal Seek tool in Microsoft Excel using ...
  3. What's the difference between outsourcing and subcontracting?

    Is outsourcing the best choice for your business? Understand the differences between outsourcing and subcontracting to make ...
  4. What does a company use CI (competitive intelligence) for?

    Take a brief overview of the art of competitive intelligence, or CI, and how companies compete with one another for information ...
RELATED TERMS
  1. Mobile First Strategy

    Mobile first strategy is trend in website development where designing ...
  2. Plant Patent

    An intellectual property right that protects a new and unique ...
  3. Patent Agent

    A professional licensed by the United States Patent and Trademark ...
  4. Employer's Liability Insurance

    A product for employers that protects them from major financial ...
  5. Patent Attorney

    A lawyer with expertise in intellectual property law as it pertains ...
  6. Patent Pending

    Wording inventors use to let the public know they've filed a ...

You May Also Like

Related Articles
  1. Investing

    What Lies Ahead for Apple's P/E ratio

  2. Trading Strategies

    The Basics Of Trading Chip Stocks

  3. Stock Analysis

    Is Intel's Newly Raised Dividend At ...

  4. Stock Analysis

    Frontier Communications: Have Shorts ...

  5. Stock Analysis

    5 Reasons Sirius XM Haters Are Gone

Trading Center