Videoconferencing is cresting on the wave of the future

Tuesday, May 14 2013

The future of meeting management and transparent professional solutions is just around the corner, and leading the charge toward sustainability is secure video conferencing software. This technology enables protected communication from remote areas of the world or your office meeting room, and many pundits are convinced that the tech holds the answers to many industry problems.

ITProPortal and several other news outlets reported on the video conferencing trend in 2013, and here are some of the positive things they had to say.

Applicable hardware and software for different devices
The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend has expanded across all public sectors, and nowadays it is not uncommon to see an employee using a smartphone, tablet and laptop to manage a workload all at once. The best webinar software takes advantage of this trend and translates applicability to mobile devices.

For example, most mobile products have cameras built in to the chassis, and with the right video conferencing software, you can broadcast directly from a mobile unit of laptop. What's more, remote attendees will still be able to log in through a secure connection, and presenters will still be able to get nuanced body language and gestures across to these patrons. Smartphones and tablets are here to stay, and only a thoughtless leader would deny the benefits of video conferencing tools.

Voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) has enabled the interoperability of video conferencing software, for in the past, telecom providers used to charge exorbitant fees for limited service and bandwidth. However, VoIP video conferencing gained a lot of footing in the late 2000s, and now it is poised to make a splash in the video conferencing market.

"Interoperability is the glue that holds the promise of video together," wrote expert Desire Athow on ITProPortal. "The video conferencing industry has always been particularly 'closed' with businesses forced to commit to one vendor's products over the long term. Yet in 2012, interoperability came forward as a key business driver."

Finally, the buzz around video conferencing is what makes it an exciting part of the business world today. Corporate meetings are no longer limited to stuffy rooms with uncomfortable chairs and low visibility - instead, team members from around the world can come together in a virtual interface to interact with one another. In addition, departments like human resources and sales can interact with job candidates and current clients through video conferencing software, which can save a lot of time and money in the long term.