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Advances in Video Conferencing

Create richer, real-time experiences and connections with video, application sharing, and notifications.

Table of Contents

  1. Summary
  2. Introduction
  3. Technology Evolution and Landscape
  4. Key Players
  5. What About Phones?
  6. Near Term Outlook
  7. About Ed Simnett

Analysis

There is an emerging division between real-time communications that are simple notifications and in-depth conversations. Technology has moved to a point where video-assumed, application-integrated sessions are the norm. A critical capability is to deliver that rich experience and connection across a continuum of devices and infrastructure, with everyone on a call having the most engaged experience they can, rather than falling back to the lowest common denominator.

Key Takeaways:

  • Communications are splitting into rich engaged sessions and notifications.
  • Video capabilities have become mainstream.
  • Winning communications strategies will provide continuums across both,
    • Hybrid network and infrastructure from dedicated room to wifi enabled PC to cell phone.
    • Hybrid capabilities across video, application sharing, voice, text.
  • Applications themselves will become more and more part of the communications experience.

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