Increasing demand for visual collaboration managed services

01 January 2011 |


Research from Frost & Sullivan suggests that what is referred to as a “perfect storm effect” has eradicated previous concerns about the viability of video conferencing as a business tool.

In 2008, the emerging global market for visual collaboration managed services was worth $82.7 million. According to Frost & Sullivan, it will reach $938.3 million by 2014.

The group suggests that visual collaboration is on its way towards becoming established as a practical communications technology for businesses of all sizes, and that many companies investing in this area want a service provider to manage the infrastructure equipment for them. Consequently, the research suggests, the concept of “public immersive visual collaboration rooms” is gaining in popularity as a cost-effective substitute for in-house deployments.