Video conferencing has had many false dawns, but perhaps something is changing. Some of the technology perceptions that have affected its adoption for a long time still persist. There are concerns about interoperability between different vendors’ products, the quality of the sound and video, the communications costs and impact on network bandwidth. Most of these concerns are no longer valid, yet something stills seems to be holding adoption back.
Video conferencing - now is the time?
The technology for having long distance conversations augmented by live video of the participants is not new, and networks have had sufficient and relatively low cost capacity to carry these sorts of conversations for a long time, yet somehow adoption has not met expectations.