It seems that every day we hear more and more about extending video to desktops and mobile devices, BYOD, and cloud based service options. It’s truly amazing how far (and how easily) video extends beyond the boardroom compared to just 3 or 4 short years ago. People are so excited about the mobile / hosted video explosion, we’ve even heard whispers that infrastructure-based deployments are becoming “legacy” video systems; suggesting they are going the way of the dinosaur… Which begs the question, is this really a case of “out with the old, in with the new”?
It’s clear that mobility is driving enormous growth in the video industry, but it’s important to note that video integrated boardrooms are still at the center of most business applications, and are by no means “legacy systems”. The boardroom is where executives meet, and where a company’s most important decisions are made. For corporations of all sizes, this is often the most important room in the building. The boardroom is also the centerpiece of an organization’s video deployment; even for organizations with mobile, video-enabled workforces.
While BYOD and mobility are becoming instrumental components to a successful video strategy, it is still clear that room systems are not going anywhere. On the contrary, as the workforce becomes increasingly mobile, this has strengthened the position of the boardroom as the “central command center” that ties an organization together.
We talk to customers every day who tell us how they use their video integrated boardrooms – It’s where sales leadership meets with reps in the field, where executives meet when discussing strategy or when meeting with the board of directors – all over video.
We’d like to hear from you – does your company have a video enabled boardroom? If so, does your executive team use it as much as they did prior to the BYOD video explosion? Do you feel that mobility is helping or hurting room systems?
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