Giving credit where credit is due, Pam Gordon and Tech Forecasters are truly pushing the curve when it comes to saving time, money and carbon.
A few weeks back, the TFI founder led a four-hour workshop for some two dozen executives using videoconferencing, and the savings on airfare alone could have paid for a (used) mid-range videoconference system more than two times over. (Gordon today blogs about the experience.)
As a proponent of Skype (although I admit to not using the video feature as much as I could, thanks to the fact that I work primarily at home and my dress code is, well, let’s just say I forgo the traditional suit and tie), I could give Gordon a virtual “high five.”
At Circuits Assembly, we’ve chosen several paths for cutting costs for readers and advertisers (and for keeping me and my wardrobe away from commercial airlines). We offer digital versions of all our magazines (which include certain enhancements and links not possible in print). And Virtual PCB, our trade show for assembly, design and fab, was so successful on its launch last Spring (2,400 registrants, 1,600 attendees and an average 1 hour 45 minutes spent per visit), we’re doing it again in November, this time teaming with SMTA and others to fill out the technical conference.
We strongly support environmentally friendly policies and behavior, and urge our readers to do the same.