Our working lives exist online. Everything can happen at the touch of a button now, including video meetings. Gone are the days when you would need to book a room weeks in advance to ensure there are enough seats and space for everyone. With one click of collaborative technology, you can have a video meeting without leaving your desk. But, nothing stands still in technology and 2018 could mean big changes for unified communications, including video meetings. Here are our predictions of what is to come.
Video meetings will change from ‘nice to have’ to a necessity
A survey by Redshift Research, and sponsored by our partners Cisco, found that 87% of young people want to work for ‘video-enabled’ organisations. This will leave behind companies which have limited their investment in facilitating video meetings. In addition, 84% of people surveyed said that they thought they would use video meetings for at least one out of every four interactions with colleagues. So, to recruit fresh talent, your company needs to establish video meetings as the norm.
Quality will need to be on a par with quantity
No one wants to rely on technology which then won’t connect, buffers or drops sound right when you need it. That same survey by Cisco and Redshift Research found that 75% of young professionals will not settle for low-quality technology for video meetings. Our standards are shooting up when it comes to digital communications outside of work, so it’s no different at the office. Your company needs a top quality product delivered by a reliable and knowledgeable vendor.
Virtual reality will become an everyday experience
Interactive, collaborative meetings rely on an ability to share information, brainstorm amongst your groups and bounce ideas off your colleagues. This can happen in your video meeting with Cisco Spark. This gives you a virtual whiteboard where everyone in the meeting can sketch, share documents and collaborate through one device on the cloud.
Take this one step further with the Cisco Spark Hybrid Media Service, which was launched last year. This groundbreaking stuff brings together the benefits of premises-based and cloud-based products including:
- High-quality audio, video and data sharing with a reduced Internet bandwidth consumption.
- Reduced operational overhead costs with a single management system across the suite of Cisco Spark products.
- Automated delivery of software updates directly to your premises, just like if it was in the cloud.
- The tightest possible data and security measures to keep your intellectual property safe.
Unified communications can open up the world of video meetings for you and your business. Take a step into the future the eaziUC way. Find out more here.