While video conferencing may be the unified communications (UC) Holy Grail it has proved every bit as elusive. Or so it has seemed for at least a decade anyway.
“Every year they say video has come into its own. We have heard that for the last 10 years. But all of a sudden now it is really picking up,” said Bill Rasmussen, a solutions architect with Project Leadership Associates, a Chicago based IT consulting firm.
But maybe this time it’s truly different. The facts are on his side:
“This is the year of video conference in enterprise,” proclaimed David Danto, a longtime video conferencing expert who is a consultant with global IT services firm Dimension Data. Every metric, said Danto, points to a sharp uptick in video conference usage.