Even the President is getting into video conferencing.

President Obama offered to pass an out-of-work engineer’s resume to industry big wigs after the engineer’s wife confronted the President about unemployment.

The job assistance offer came Monday afternoon at a social media conference hosted by YouTube and Google+ — the search engine giant’s answer to Facebook.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-offers-circulate-resume-unemployeed-engineer-google-hangout-article-1.1014377?localLinksEnabled=false

 

The US government is the world’s largest cosumer of information technology. Now the government is taking steps to cut waste and become more effecient.

CIO of the United States Vivek Kundra said “An interesting case study is what the Social Security Administration is doing with videoconferencing. People don’t have to drive down to a Social Security office — they’re doing it through videoconferencing. The General Services Administration recently moved to Google Apps, and part of what they’re going to be doing is using the consumer tools to do video online instead of building these massive brick-and-mortar platforms.”

http://money.cnn.com/2011/07/13/news/companies/vivek_kundra_leadership.fortune/

 

Court rooms in New York have increased the number of hearings conducted over video conference, and it is predicted that the court room of the future will include use of this technology, according to a recent article in the NY Daily News. The benefits of using video conferencing for hearings include reduced exposure to risk and increased security. When more hearings are conducted over video a reduction in inmate transportation costs can also be expected.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2011/04/10/2011-04-10_hearings_by_video_surge_in_courts.html