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.
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.