A couple of more markers this week underscoring the growing interest in video as a collaboration technology:
- Polycom beat Wall Street earnings estimates, with video products sales leading it's growth
- Glowpoint, a provider of managed services for video conferencing, announced record earnings
Taken together these two data points highlight the relative strength of video conferencing in light of a rough market for communications application and system vendors. We're seeing a number of key trends pushing demand for video, most notably falling travel budgets, but also the falling cost and rapidly improving quality of video conferencing. Even among the twitter/facebook generation, video conferencing through public services such as Skype continues to grow. Don't ignore video as you develop your collaboration architectures.