Strive for efficiency driving VC growth

The use of videoconferencing is growing rapidly and is being driven by a desire for increased efficiency and productivity, according to a recent survey.

Wainhouse Research and Polycom surveyed almost 5,000 people who cited quicker decision making and reduced travel costs as the other most important reasons for using the technology, which they overwhelmingly used with desktop PCs and laptops.

Multivendor environments seem to be the norm, so interoperability is critical, with 60 percent saying they "primarily use" more than one vendor’s equipment or software to videoconference while 32 percent use three or more.

"In or out of the office, employees do their best work when they are empowered to meet and collaborate, face-to-face, over virtually any device," said Andy Miller, President and CEO, Polycom.
"In addition to helping foster a more productive and engaged workforce, video collaboration helps enterprises and organizations thrive by enabling more effective sales and engineering teams, better customer service, and stronger partner relationships."

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