For many workers, the travel mess can’t stop critical business from getting done. Web conferencing tools can serve to bridge the gap when an unexpected event of any kind prevents you from being there in person. Traval disruption due to volcanic ash is an event which doesn’t occur very often, but personal commitments, budget reductions, or health issues (ever try to fly cross country with a broken tailbone?) are much more common.
Don’t wait for the next volcanic eruption to learn to use web meetings. They can make you more productive right away, and you’ll be ready to deal with those unexpected travel disruptions.
Houston, we have a problem….