Jeffrey Miller, video services associate for OIT Communications Services, says he has the best job on campus. He says that through videoconferencing, “I connect to the far reaches of the world. I’ve been all over the world and never left my office. How many jobs are there where, when you do your job, everybody smiles?”
He’s connected the University to locations all over the U.S., as well as the Vatican; Burkina Faso; Uppsala, Sweden; Chile; Haiti; and Antarctica. “I can say hello in 27 languages,” he adds. View a map of all locations visited.
Miller does about 230 videoconferences a year, saving the University at least $630,000 annually in travel costs. “Why travel when you can videoconference?” he asks.