According to Worldwide Networking Trackers Research Manager, Petr Jirovsky,
Video as a key component of collaboration continues to place high on the list of priorities for many organizations. IDC believes that among the challenges customers are currently trying to work through are exactly when and how to provision their video deployments.
This observation is made in the recent article titled “Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Market Sees Mixed Third Quarter Equipment Revenue Results, According to IDC.”
The IDC (International Data Corporation) assists businesses and IT professionals in making fact-based decisions on business strategy and technology purchases by providing market intelligence for the telecommunications, information, and consumer technology markets.
For the videoconferencing equipment market, revenue in the third quarter of 2013 was approximately $576 million. There was an increase of 8.2% every quarter, but, interestingly, the yearly numbers show a decline of -9.7%. Room-based video systems decreased 5% year over year while increasing 6% quarter over quarter. With the quarterly revenue growth being positive and yearly revenue being the opposite, it can be confusing. As the numbers are gathered, distilled, and dissected it is clear that only those immersed in the industry can figure out how to apply them to a specific situation.
Still, the use of video conferencing and all that it entails has proven to be an asset to an enterprise. One way to stay current with the market by prioritizing video is by utilizing the advantage of WhyGo’s video conferencing network. This gives you the flexibility of the telepresence or video conference without having to put the major expense of equivalent video conferencing facilities into your budget.
Take a look at all the places the WhyGo network covers. We can help you keep video on your business priority list with ease.
Polycom recently announced the results of a survey showing that 76% of today’s business leaders currently use video solutions with over half of respondents using video conferencing at least once a week. The majority say that using this technology improves productivity by overcoming distance and cultural barriers — IF everyone can hear clearly.
According to the “Global View: Business Video Conferencing Usage and Trends” survey, video conferences are essential tools which are only outranked by email and conference calls in preference. The use of video is expected to grow in the next three years because of these advantages:
- better collaboration between globally dispersed colleagues (54%)
- greater clarity of topics being discussed (45%)
- more efficient meetings (44%)
The numbers increase in countries like Brazil, Singapore, and India (two thirds of respondents use video conferencing weekly) and within generations. Almost ninety percent of 20-30 year olds use consumer video conferencing technology at home, and half of them use it weekly. This familiarity with video collaboration has a direct affect on the workplace and the technology used there.
Jim Kruger, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer atPolycom, says: “Some key factors to making video as popular in the office as it is at home is ensuring it’s easy to use, providing a high quality connection, delivering enterprise-grade security, and participants’ willingness to accept and adapt to cultural differences as they communicate across borders.”
The study predicts that conference room usage will increase to 51%, up from the current 48% of video conferences being held today. That means that almost half of the videoconferencing today is held in a private or public video conference room and a lot of them have been with public videoconferencing services like WhyGo.
Contact WhyGo today to see how easily you can put the power of this technology to use in your enterprise.
Court proceedings can be long, drawn out processes involving expensive transportation of prisoners and piles of paper to be filed for records. In a recent article from The Times Of India, “Jharkhand inches towards paperless court projects“, Indian Supreme Court Justice M B Lokur inaugurated the e-court room in the Ranchi civil court with the first video recording of proceedings acceptable as court documentation.
There are 26 jails able to connect to the court room via videoconferencing technology. According to Manoranjan Kavi, the central project coordinator of the e-committee of Jharkhand High Court, “video recording of the proceedings is a step toward achieving the objective of paperless court work, but at present we are going to continue with maintaining both the records.”
Jharkhand high court inaugurated an e-court room in May, 2012, with the goal of videoconferencing the apex court, high courts in other states, and eventually connect to every court room in all 24 state districts. The hope is to modernize the judicial processes and shorten the time a pending trial comes to court. Once the connectivity issues are resolved, the chief justice will be able to monitor proceedings in district courts as needed.
The technology of the video conference is changing lives around the world for the better. This application will have a ripple effect as trial times are shortened and prisoner transportation becomes less necessary and burdensome. Courtroom times will be more efficient and technological storage of proceedings will allow for easy retrieval of data. Utilizing videoconferencing as an enhancement of court proceedings and records is another step toward the goal of a modern, effective judicial system in Jharkhand.
The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) will be the site of the Real-Time Communications Conference and Expo this October 15-17. If you are at all interested in the future of communications, this is an event to consider because it will host the spectrum of the data and telecommunications industry. Technical and business executives, policy, standards, and regulatory bodies, educators, researchers, and entrepreneurs will meet to discuss real-time communications or attend seminars offered. Included are:
- web and emerging technologies
- next generation 911 public safety answering points
- cloud communications
- entrepreneurship and innovation
“Everyone living at the intersection of voice, video, messaging, mobility, the cloud and the Web – technical developers, innovators, engineers, academic researchers, product managers, marketers, and entrepreneurs – has things to learn and things to teach at this year’s conference.” –Carol Davids, Director of Real-Time Communications Research Labs
This event highlights the reason WhyGo exists. We know that people want real-time communications in their global dealings. Every industry is affected by the need to communicate face to face without time lag. But for most of the world, getting to a conference like this is not practical.
What is within their scope? Getting to a local public videoconferencing room that is scheduled to hold a videoconference with their colleagues. We are the only public room broker open 24 hours with centers around the globe–you can always talk to someone about what you need and where you need it for your videoconference. That is truly real-time communications!
With the largest live inventory network of public video conferencing facilities in the world, there’s a good chance we have a spot that works all parties. This inventory is a result of our Reseller Solutions
as we support all vertical markets in the field. So whether you need to find a public videoconferencing room to rent or you have a product and service to offer, you will want to talk to us.