With upgrades in technology happening so quickly (the new features, the new products and the new capabilities) one thing has held true when it comes to business: People prefer face-to-face meetings. In 2012, face-to-face meetings are here to stay… even if you’re not able to smell the other person.
The Future of Video Conferencing
“This year certainly could be the year of video conferencing. It has come on leaps and bounds since it was first touted over 30 years ago and it is something businesses are beginning to seek out, rather than suppliers having to make the hard sell. But as with many parts of business IT, today’s trend is mobile and without robust public networks equipped to handle video’s data-heavy needs, performance will not reach the standard for corporate conversation.”
ComputerWeekly recently published the article, Will Video Conferencing Find its Business Market in 2012?.
The article’s layout is perfect for anyone trying to understand the market for video conferencing. Particularly for those of you who are considering utilizing video conferencing technology for your business or organization.
It’s a five-part article that goes through the history of video conferencing, consumer worries, quality of the video and the recent trend towards mobility and how it influences the video conferencing mix.
Common perception leads you to believe that equipment for video conferencing is similar in size and cost of a movie set like Star Wars or for one of the biggest of the big companies out there in the market. However, the opposite is true.
Video conferencing technology has taken its PR lumps over the years and author Jennifer Scott of ComputerWeekly does a fine job highlighting those lumps in her article. But those lumps serve as learning points for the firms and manufacturers. Video conferencing’s biggest lump over the years would have to be the application’s complexity for the everyday employee.
Complexity as the preeminent PR lump, has migrated to the intuitive concept of mobility as the savior. That’s not to say mobility isn’t complex for the consumer. It’s that the end-user (i.e. YOU) is fundamentally more familiar with mobility’s functionality, therefore the complexity of video conferencing technology is now more understandable because of the rise of mobility. The kind of work hand in hand.
What makes a company like DES the perfect technology provider for your video conferencing technology is that not only do we have the expertise within that discipline, we also have the expertise to properly align your video conferencing technology with your existing network and with your existing technology.
We’re a technology super-integrator. We do it all; from video conferencing to telephony; from IP Networks to security surveillance over the IP Networks; from cloud computing to fiber optic cabling.