As a mainstream industry, video communications has been around for well over two decades now, and it seems that every year we hear that “this is the year that video becomes pervasive.” And then it doesn’t happen.
However, I’m here to say it again, this time with confidence – 2014 is a year of significant change and one where we finally see video become a mainstream collaboration tool.
Towards the end of last year, I ran a video deployment strategies survey and asked respondents what the usage of video would be over the next 12 months, and 90% reported there would be an increase. Of that, 27% reported an increase of over 25%, putting us well on the way to pervasive video. I also believe there are a number of technology trends that finally make it possible to make video communications a ubiquitous business resource. These shifts are: