Why infrastructure shouldn't stop you from video conferencing

Friday, August 9 2013

Some companies haven't adopted video conferencing technology because of logistical concerns. According to CRN, there are enterprises that believe that they don't have the necessary infrastructure to support the software and don't want to increase overhead expenses by integrating the platform with their current systems. 

However, the news source explains that their alternatives to the traditional video conferencing system that requires new hardware, including monitors, microphones and webcams. Specifically, CRN points out that cloud-based conferencing solutions likely represent the wave of the future. 

Indeed, there are many video conferencing channels that don't require any additional hardware. For instance, a browser-based program allows users to log in from any internet-ready device, including PCs, smartphones and tablets. This option ensures that a company can conduct digital meetings without having to purchase new hardware or install cutting-edge technology. 

The misconception that video conferencing requires new equipment is preventing many businesses from running efficiently. As executives realize that they can find cost-effective solutions and don't need to add new technology to their infrastructure in order to capitalize on video conferencing, the platform will likely become more popular.