How to Sell Business Technology During a Crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted business operations across a broad swath of the economy and left both buyers and sellers reeling. IDC’s modeling of this crisis, The Five Stages to Enterprise Recovery, breaks down how companies respond into five phases.
Content Infrastructure: The Backbone of Online Streaming
The use of streaming services, online gaming, social media, videoconferencing for personal, corporate, and education purposes is on the rise and is expected to grow in the coming years. The changes will significantly alter our daily lives in many ways.
Cloud-Based Conferencing Revenue will Reach $4.1 Billion
Short audio or video conference meet-ups have replaced the typical 1-hour long mind-numbing in-person meetings that were common at many enterprises prior to the pandemic. Legacy business leaders that were not previously Agile converts have now embraced these online collaboration tools. It’s amazing.
Why Video Data Analytics is Moving into the Mainstream
By 2024, IDC expects this ratio to be 1:10. While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the creation of new unique data, the increased consumption of replicated data has fueled the continued growth of what IDC calls the ‘Global DataSphere’.
CEO Productivity: How to Improve Your Virtual Meetings
“When you adopt a stewardship mindset, you become deliberate in your meeting decisions from start to finish. Being intentional and making smart meeting choices do not take much time at all — with practice, they can take only a minute.”
via MIT Sloan
How Leadership and Culture Impact Meeting Outcomes
A good rule of thumb is that if the in-person meeting is terrible, the remote version of the same will be exponentially more so. This means that, in a remote working environment, the way you run meetings becomes crucial to the productivity and cohesion of the team.
How Cloud Services Disrupt the Videoconferencing Market
In the first quarter of 2016 (Q1 2016), video conferencing revenue declined 22 percent quarter-over-quarter to $701 million due to lower seasonal demand, according the the latest worldwide market study by IHS Technology.
Source: Digital Lifescapes
Global Videoconference Market Update for 2016
Enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence systems market showed mixed results in the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16), with overall videoconferencing equipment revenue decreasing 21.1 percent quarter over quarter, but increasing 2.3 percent year over year, according to IDC.
Source: Digital Lifescapes
Upside for Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing Market
Total worldwide enterprise video equipment market revenue in 3Q14 was $529 million, that’s up from $483 million in 2Q14. The total number of videoconferencing units sold in 3Q14 increased 16.6% quarter -over-quarter and 16.9% year over year.
Why Personal Videoconferencing Demand Drives Collaboration
Following a flat 2012, the global enterprise telepresence and video conferencing market returned to growth in 2013 — up 5% year-over-year to $3.2 billion. Videophones are the fastest growing segment of the hardware endpoint market — shipments doubled again in 2013, passing the 1-million-unit mark.
“Demand for video capabilities is at an all-time high, but businesses are shifting from high-end telepresence suites and multipurpose room systems to lower-cost software and videophones for personal videoconferencing,” says Matthias Machowinski.
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