LifeSize Looks Ahead At Videoconferencing in 2013
2012 introduced change enough for many in the video conferencing industry. Better buckle up for 2013 – as it’s shaping up to be just as busy. Cloud, virtualisation and mobility certainly impacted on the market last year and market leader LifeSize sees them as just the prelude to wider business, technology and market disruptors.
The firm sees security as continuing to be a core focus for businesses in 2013, which may impact on users of ‘free’ (but insecure) video clients. That will also mean enterprise-ready, much more secure video conferencing solutions will be of increasing interest to buyers, especially as their average costs will become more attractive thanks to the way HD is dropping in price.
The firm also predicts 2013 will be the year telecommuting (and more flexible work schedules allowing employees more time to work from their homes) becomes more accepted, driven by on-going sensitivities to overhead reduction.
Add in a decline in corporate addiction to emailing, which has stopped being a productivity aid, as well as a rise in more collaborative ways of working – and 2013 could be a year for dramatic increase in video as a business tool, says the company.
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