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Video Conferencing Predicted as Primary Communication Method by 2016

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Infographics make it easier for individuals to digest complex information.  Rather than spending loads of time going through data sheets, white papers and academic studies, infographics offer the same empirical information but translated in a visual format.  What does this all have to do with video conferencing being predicted as the primary communication method by 2016, you ask?

There are two answers for that savvy question.  First, we learned of the information in today’s post through an infographic created by our business partners from Polycom.  Second, the visual component of video conferencing makes it understandable that workers will look towards that as the primary method of communication by 2016.

Below is the infographic from Polycom.  They focus on the dos and don’ts of video conferencing broken down by situation and also by culture.  A lot of global businesses are turning to video conferencing as a way to curb travel costs.  So the cross-cultural information could be key for those individuals.

Polycom goes in-depth on the power of collaboration through their technology on their website.

One unified experience, ready to change the future of collaboration.

Collaboration. It’s perhaps the greatest power we have as human beings. With it, we solve the world’s most difficult problems. We imagine and innovate amazing new ideas, discover things never before imaginable. We have breakthroughs that advance everyone and everything our culture depends on. Which is why, at Polycom, collaboration is our business. It’s what drives us to innovate, refine and perfect experiences that bring collaborative minds together in the simplest, yet most powerful, ways imaginable.

There’s never been a better time to be in the collaboration business. Thanks to advances in networks, mobility, video and virtualization, the potential of ubiquitous video collaboration has begun to take hold in our daily routines—both as consumers and in our business lives.

But with all of this innovation, there is also frustration. Too many devices run too many different video applications and can’t communicate with each other. Too few enterprise-class solutions exist, and those that do can’t truly scale across the company nor provide the appropriate level of security required by the IT team; collaboration becomes limited to the elite few, not the entire company. What currently exists in the market falls far short of what we as individuals demand for quality, reliability and ease of use.

The truth is, the company that figures out these challenges of simplicity, interoperability, affordability, usability, quality and security will be the company that changes the way people work forever.

That is the level of transformation we believe the new Polycom experience will deliver, and it starts with one simple point of focus: the people who use our products

PolyCom Infographic