Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Hard Drive Recovery Group Shares Videoconferencing Tips

Hard Drive Recovery Group, an Irvine, California based data recovery service is reaching out to the wider community to share video conferencing tips that can help everyone adapt to the new era of video conferencing. The company is dedicated to providing high quality data recovery services to the residents of California and the surrounding areas.

Maureen Davies, a representative for Hard Drive Recovery Group, says, “The sudden onset of the COVID-19 crisis has meant that most, if not all of us, have been forced into staying home. However, life can’t just completely stop in its tracks, which means that we still have to get work done even as we fight this unseen enemy. Thankfully, advances in video conferencing technologies and online workspaces has meant that we are now able to work from home. Since most of us have not had the need for this technology in the past, we could all do with some tips on how to successfully pull off video conferencing meetings, especially since meetings are a large part of the modern working life.”

In a blog post shared on the company website, Hard Drive Recovery Group says the first part of succeeding in video conferences is to look the part. Looking the part in a video meeting will not just present the right image for the attendees of the meeting, but also affect the way one conducts themselves. Getting ready for a virtual meeting just as one would for a real-life meeting will go a long way to ensuring that the professional atmosphere is maintained and that the meeting is successful.

Something else that is very important is to make sure that the background of one’s video does not distract the participants of the meeting. Not everyone has a dedicated home office, which means that video conferences might be held from any place in the house. This could lead to something unflattering or distracting being in the background of the video, unless one takes care to avoid this scenario. One way to avoid this is to just clean everything from the background of where one will conduct the meeting from, but there is also the option to find a place in the house which is reasonably plain. Modern video conferencing software also allow an additional workaround to solve this problem, as they allow users to change the background to something else entirely.

Hard Drive Recovery Group also suggests that running a tech check is very important. In the blog post, the company recommends that everyone double check and make sure that their camera is functioning properly by attempting to record before the meeting even begins. Further, headsets should be in good condition and preferably have a functioning mute button that can be used when not talking. While most of today’s video conferencing software has a mute function, having a mute button on one’s headset can be more convenient.

While on the topic of sound, Hard Drive Recovery Group also touches on background noise. Headsets are purpose-built to make the user’s voice sound clear and eliminate outside noise. However, even with a top-of-the-line headset, there can still be factors outside of one’s control that can disturb meetings. From the neighbor’s lawn mowing to a baby suddenly crying, there are unavoidable things that can happen. However, Hard Drive Recovery Group has a solution: Krisp. This is an AI-powered noise-cancellation technology that can virtually eliminate those kinds of noises. While Krisp is normally a paid program the developers of Krisp have introduced a free tier of service in response to the coronavirus.

Hard Drive Recovery Group are experts in what they do, as evidenced by the company’s reviews. On the Google platform, the company has a perfect rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. In a recent review, Alica MacGeorge says, “My MacBook drive crashed, and these guys were the closest data recovery services company to my house. Real quick drive to their lab (off I-5), and Mike helped me with my case. Good price, excellent service!”

Those who want to learn more about Hard Drive Recovery Group and their services are welcome to visit the company's website to get started. They encourage interested parties to get in touch with Maureen Davies directly via email or phone, and the company can also be reached through the contact form on their website. Hard Drive Recovery Group maintains a presence on Facebook where they frequently post updates, share media and communicate with their customers.



from Hard Drive Recovery Group

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