EFFECTIVENESS OF VIDEOCONFERENCING, PHASE 2: POST-PILOT TEST REPORT

This phase of the project entailed research into the usage of videoconferencing technology (VCT) within the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) during the ten month test period spanning August 1999 through May 2000. In the 10-month testing period, 305 people within the ADOT organization attended 29 VCT meetings in three different sites. Evaluation based on the direct responses from all the participants shows that the incremental savings (savings excluding fixed costs of ownership) from VCT was nearly $85,000 for the 10 month period. Assuming a five-year life to the videoconferencing equipment, it is estimated that even at the low levels of utilization experienced in the pilot test, videoconferencing would produce a net benefit (after all costs and savings are considered) of around $600 per site per month. From the findings of this phase, it can be concluded that VCT not only helps other companies and organizations to save time and money, it also helps ADOT to enhance effective and efficient use of time and money. In addition, VCT not only offers contributions to communications between geographically remote parties, it also offers its contributions to the communications within local companies and organizations like ADOT.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 65 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00800236
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-AZ-00-465(2),, Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: SPR-PL-1-(53)465
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 2000 12:00AM