Authors: Jim Lundy, Mike Anderson Date: November 14, 2012
Topics: Collaboration Research Note Number: 2012-33
Issue: What are the technologies and architectures that enterprises should leverage?
Summary: Driven by emerging technology, cloud delivery and devices such as tablets, video collaboration and communication is becoming more pervasive. Video in the enterprise will soon explode for a variety of uses.
Just a few short years ago, video-enabled meetings required dedicated systems. Now the increased computing power of laptops and tablets gives users more options for collaborating with others. This research note looks at the key enablers that will make real-time video pervasive in business.
Even without dedicated devices and networks, nearly any type of interpersonal connection can now include video. Users expect it in IM and chat systems; it’s becoming an integral part of the Android and Apple mobile ecosystems; and even public social networks like Facebook offer it. In business, the movement to integrate collaboration and social connectivity – including video – into business applications is driving additional demand.
The growth of video web conferencing is driven by these and other trends, as well as by maturing technology: especially the codecs, which help solve performance and bandwidth issues, and the powerful chips now being used in phones, tablets and laptops.
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