The video conferencing technology circulating throughout the public and private sectors today have had a profound impact on the ways in which businesses communicate both internally and externally.
One of the most commonly discussed benefits of unified communications technologies is the ability of the services to reduce expenditures while simultaneously bolstering the collaborative power of a given organization.
In the past several years, economies, businesses and individuals have become more interconnected than ever before, with communications channels expanding more rapidly than many experts or researchers could have ever suspected.
Linda Moore highlighted a few of the most important factors to take into consideration when selecting a video conferencing system.
The North American UC and hosted IP telephony market is projected to approach $10 billion by 2020.
There is no denying that unified communications is a more legitimate area of investment for organizations in virtually every industry, with small businesses becoming specifically more engaged in Voice over Internet Protocol and video conferencing strategies.
Voice over Internet Protocol phone systems have been among the most common initial investments in the unified communications realm, and this has remained consistent since the early 2000s.
Voice over Internet Protocol could be considered as one of the first steps the world took toward unified communications, as it offered companies opportunities to connect their traditional phone functionality to Web-based services.
When a new technology makes waves right out of the gate, some experts and analysts will begin to question just how long growth can be sustained, and this has certainly been a theme among unified communications tools.
Although the private sector has certainly been at the cutting edge of unified communications deployments in the past few years, notably with the mass shift away from traditional phones and toward Voice over Internet Protocol systems, the public sector has been just as aggressive in its investments.