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According to study results released by Cisco, users of video conferencing receive both quantitative and qualitative benefits from the technology. It also sets out to explain why there may be hesitation to use this collaborative tool. TMCnet reports:
The biggest barriers to adoption of video collaboration, the study found, are not technology limitations but rather lack of experience and/or lack of understanding about how benefits outweigh costs. People who regularly use this technology are generally eager to extol its benefits, and overwhelmingly say it is worth the cost. Yet those who do not use it have a hard time understanding why it would benefit them. It truly is a case of seeing-is-believing.
“Ninety percent of those who use video conferencing technologies once or more per week say video collaboration technologies save them at least 2 hours of valuable work time a week—yet only 33 percent of nonusers believe they could save any time using the technology,” Cisco said in a report about the study.
By now you have probably heard that in an effort to streamline its core business and be more efficient, Cisco is engaging in a restructuring that includes discontinuing its consumer oriented Flip video-camera division. Cisco ‘s focus has been on network, routers, and switches – the backbone of the Internet – where it continues to be the market leader. In recent years Cisco entered the video conferencing market with its line of TelePresence products and the subsequent acquisition of video conferencing manufacturer TANDBERG. We believe Cisco’s narrowed focus on B-to-B video conferencing will benefit the unified communication industry and customers alike because Cisco is a powerhouse with a proven track record of success with its products. Cisco’s management team clearly understands the necessity of video conferencing for the business world – and its focus on this and other lines of unified communication (UC) products will allow resellers to continue to deliver only top-tier business solutions to their customers.
Multi-platinum singer and songwriter Jewel gave an acoustic performance via Cisco TelePresence on April 13th and wowed the crowd!
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