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Conferencing Week in Review: Latin America Bound

September 27, 2014

With the dispersion of employees, clients and prospective clients around the globe the use of conferencing technology is more important than ever—and the news this week certainly reflects its expanded use.  Yes, it’s that time again; it’s the week in review!

As the title of this week in review indicates, the news had a Latin twist to it.  TMC’s Michael Guta reported earlier in the week that the use video conferencing in Latin America is ready to take flight. A recent study by Frost & Sullivan projects Latin America’s adaptation of video conferencing to expand by 21.9 percent by 2020.

Piggybacking Guta’s report, Matt Paulson reported that Latin America is ‘The Next Big Market for Hosted Conferencing Services.  Although traditionally the Latin American market has fallen victim to poor economic conditions, this trend is being reversed with an influx of foreign investment—increasing the use of hosted services.

Blue Jeans announced this week its Command Center offering to provide enterprises with greater insight into adaptation and usage. Blue Jeans already has around 100 customers that have been evaluating the new solution since August.  

Stu Aaron, COO at Blue Jeans, stated, “With Blue Jeans Command Center, our goal is to provide service intelligence to the IT administrator to help them embrace the power of cloud-based collaboration without sacrificing the visibility, measurement, and controls they crave.”

Russoft is a lobby in Russia promoting reforms for education in science and technology as well as better taxation. The end goal is to create an IT friendly environment for innovations and growth in said market.  TMC’s Madhubanti Rudra reported this week that Russoft gained a new member—TrueConf.  The homegrown conferencing service provider will add another voice to the struggle for IT and conferencing growth in Russia.

That is the week that was in conferencing.  Stay up to date with the happenings in the Conferencing Zone! See you next week!