January 14, 2015
Video Conferencing Becoming More Popular Tool In 2015
By Oliver VanDervoort
Most big time IT professionals will agree that if there is a tool in the business world that simply doesn’t get enough use it is video conferencing. Now there is actual research, according to the Computer Business Review that shows video conferencing can really make the difference between success or failure. The new report, which surfaced late last week says that more than 90 percent of those who regularly use video conferencing are able to see higher productivity and improved teamwork inside their business.
The study, which was a joint effort between Polycom (News - Alert) and Quocirca said that using this kind of tool can also mean savings in the long run. The cost savings might be one of the biggest keys to more companies adopting more advanced and better video conferencing solutions in the very near future. There are a number of people who simply assume that high tech video conferencing solutions are going to be more expensive than the company can afford.
It turns out that the benefits of what might be originally a pretty big cost outlay means keeping money in a company’s pocket in the long run. According to the report, the savings are mostly linked to the ability to make faster decisions. The numbers come when video conferencing is still not a tool that has gotten widespread acceptance in the business world. Still, the temperature of the business world seems to be moving towards the tool eventually. In the same report, respondents indicated that 45 percent of users regularly use their smartphones and other mobile devices such as iPads in order to join a video conference. It appears that as the younger workforce stays in the business, video conferencing will get more popular. The report indicates that 35 percent of workers under the age of 25 are using video conferencing tech on a regular basis.
Edited by Maurice Nagle