Podcast: The Struggles of Desktop Videoconferencing

Desktop videoconferencing and unified communications seem to be a perfect match. That's why a Forrester survey revealing that almost three-quarters of respondents have no interest in the application is a bit disconcerting. Contributor Carl Weinschenk spoke to Forrester Analyst T.J. Keitt, who did the research.

 By Carl Weinschenk
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Video is an increasingly popular element of the general telecommunications landscape. For that reason, desktop videoconferencing would figure to be a popular application among workers.

That isn't the case, at least according to recent research from Forrester. The firm released a report last month that suggested that 72 percent of folks just aren't interested, according to T.J. Keitt, an analyst for Forrester. That's a surprising result and one that potentially has ramifications for unified communications' development path.

T.J. Keitt on unified communications and desktop videoconferencing: [swf file="http://vid.itbe.com/ctoedge/tjkeitt0209.mp3"]

This article was originally published on Feb 9, 2011
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