Not Your Grandfather’s Video Conferencing Industry Anymore

Not Your Grandfather's Video Conferencing Industry Anymore

“Recon Research’s Andrew Davis tells it like it is in the video conferencing world …”

Multiple factors have converged to drive adoption while also shifting the revenue opportunity.

Video collaboration is booming in the enterprise — at long last. Fully appreciating what that means takes understanding where we’ve come from and what the market looks like presently.

What was the industry like from 1985-2008?
Because of the complexity behind real-time audio and video compression, in its early days video conferencing required expensive, hard-to-program, hard-to-maintain “heavy iron.” Customers could only cost-justify deployments for shared conference rooms. The technology was also complex, leaving ample room for systems integrators and channel partners to provide added value via a variety of professional and support services.