Driving Productivity with a Video-Enabled Workforce

Few businesses have remained untouched by the evolution of the networked society, distributed
work teams, and a growing trend for work shifting that allows people to intersperse work
and personal lives seamlessly. Leading organizations are developing approaches—from social
networks to video conferencing—to break down communication silos among dispersed teams
and promote productivity through better collaboration and knowledge-sharing.
Video conferencing offers business leaders significant opportunities to increase their
competitive edge by driving higher productivity and growth, while reducing costs. There is
no doubt that video conferencing has become a well-established productivity-enhancing tool
for thousands of organizations today. However, for several years now, it has remained
synonymous with meetings confined to conference rooms and board rooms for group
collaboration. This has largely kept the reach of video conferencing restricted to a chosen
few in the enterprise. Technology and network limitations have prevented the spread of video
to where the people and processes truly are—at desktops and mobile devices.