Pragmatic Conferencing Blog

The Pragmatic Conferencing blog is where business owners, organization leaders, and software users can find practical advice on video collaboration, web conferencing, and virtual meetings. Our goal is to help you collaborate easier and more effectively.


WebRTC: The New Standard in Video?

June 25, 2019

WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an open-source project that provides web browsers and mobile apps with real-time communication via simple APIs. It allows audio and video communication to work inside a webpage by allowing direct peer-to-peer communication, eliminating the need to install plugins or download native apps. Using WebRTC, Cloud video providers have an opportunity to provide flawless video meetings without slowing them down. This… Read More


Toronto is having a moment.

June 14, 2019

Our Toronto Raptors have won the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. All of Canada is beyond excited. But beyond our own exuberance, winning on this stage is once again bringing both Toronto and Canada into the public consciousness of our giant neighbour down south. We’re more than America’s hat… Read More

SCWW Call Manager

Call Manager helping seniors connect

June 13, 2019

Seniors’ Centre Without Walls Seniors’ Centre Without Walls (SCWW), created by The Good Companions in Ottawa, is a free interactive telephone-based program that connects seniors and adults with physical disabilities who find it difficult to leave home for extended periods of time.  Unable to make it into Seniors’ Centres, they… Read More

Total Cost of Ownership

Cloud vs On-Prem: Video Conferencing and Total Cost of Ownership

December 13, 2017

The new consumption model introduced by cloud video licensing (as opposed to the traditional hosting of conferencing infrastructure on-site) has created some interesting purchasing options. It’s worth digging into to see if there is a clear winner in terms of bottom-line cost and value. Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a… Read More


Web Conferencing: There’s Probably More to it Than You Think

October 21, 2016

With cloud-based video conferencing solutions such as BlueJeans and RP1Cloud on the rise, you’ve probably heard a question like this at some point around your workplace: “What’s the difference between a video and a web conference?” While video conferencing can be incorporated into web conferencing and they do have certain similar features, the… Read More


What’s the Deal With Webcasting?

September 9, 2016

If you’re in business you’re invariably surrounded by conferencing and conference calls in all of their different forms. The bread and butter remains audio – simple voice-to-ear communication that connects people and allows basic and essential communication and sharing of information. You may have even used web conferencing like Adobe Connect… Read More