In 2014 video collaboration continued its trajectory as an essential business tool, delivering long-term strategic benefits such as increased employee engagement and cost optimisation. According to research, video conferencing is expected to be the world’s most preferred method of collaboration by 2016. The progression of video technology and overall user experience today, reflect this: High Definition audio and video, advanced content-sharing and recording capabilities, interoperability with existing ecosystems, and security protocols, are just some of the features which should define the standard of any video collaboration deployment.
People no longer want to be confined to a desk and video has broken free from the conference room. The continued growth of mobile workforces, cloud-based services, and collaborative workspaces have changed the face of video conferencing, paving its way from being something which was considered prohibitively expensive and cumbersome to an easy adoption, intuitive solution that brings people and processes together. Looking ahead, these are what I consider to be the next wave of developments for the future of video collaboration: