May 21, 2013 in Technology (F)
[prMac.com] Brooklyn, New York - Working remotely using video conferencing solutions is becoming more popular: 80 percent of interviewed customers prefer the flexibility and efficiency of working off-site, while 15 percent of employees still prefer working at the office. The situation has changed compared with the research results of the previous spring.
"Though the majority of clients prefer on-premises solutions, demand for hosted services is slowly increasing," says Michael Gotalsky, TrueConf CEO. "Mostly it is presupposed by the fact that our business people are not ready to delegate their rights and responsibilities to an off-site provider, especially in terms of security. On the other hand, small and medium-sized companies use our hosted service more often, choosing not to spend money on maintaining their video conferencing infrastructure".
Fifty-eight percent of those interviewed chose on-premises video conferencing systems - MCUs and endpoints; 32 percent prefer hosted video conferencing services, while 7 percent purchase managed services, but not endpoints. As before, the majority of interviewed professionals prefer on-premises solutions to hosted ones. Still, there is a growing interest in hosted products: last year only 22 percent of seminar guests were interested in this video conferencing technology.
TrueConf has observed that video conferencing systems are implemented basically in 4 spheres: 32 percent of those interviewed use video conferencing for internal communications within a company, 21 percent organize distance learning through video communications, 20 percent need video conferencing to demonstrate and broadcast, and 19.5 percent use video conferencing for external communication.
According to the survey, compatibility with mobile devices was the most long-awaited video conferencing option (24.5 percent). 22.4 percent of the interviewees require connection with Skype users; 21.4 percent are interested in the possibilities for software integration with hardware video conferencing endpoints, and 20.4 percent look forward to connecting their PBX (Private Branch Exchange) with their video conferencing solution.
Located in Brooklyn, New York, Russian video conferencing software developer TrueConf was founded in 2003 in Moscow. TrueConf has a long history of implementation of video conferencing solutions which includes over 1,000 successful projects in various industries in Russia and CIS countries. Copyright (C) 2013 TrueConf. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.