Cisco and Telstra have enabled members of the Australian government to meet face-to-face without having to travel by deploying the largest national TelePresence networks in the country for the government, Cisco announced today.
The company said the service has hosted more than 1031 official meetings totaling more than 1660 hours, enabling staff to stay at their interstate offices instead of traveling to Canberra.
The government has estimated that this has saved $100,600 in costs relating to travel.
“The Australian Government is at the global forefront by using immersive video technology to bring key decision makers together to solve critical national issues,”said Ken Boal, director of Cisco Australia’s public sector.
“The government’s national TelePresence system is enabling more effective and frequent collaboration with reduced travel, expense and carbon emissions and moves us to a more sustainable lifestyle.”
The government established the national TelePresence system to reduce travel, carbon emissions, fiscal costs and productivity losses from intergovernmental-related interactions.