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Conferencing Week in Review: Zoom, Frost & Sullivan, CloudTweaks, TechTarget


March 07, 2015

The conferencing industry keeps growing apace, and we have some of the latest news from the past week.

Up top, TMC’s Steve Anderson reports on the possible phenomenon that “snow days” for schools may soon be a thing of the past, as conferencing takes on a greater role. He writes that the recent blast of snowstorms that crippled large portions of the East Coast, and even beyond, have made some consider the value of technology to keep class schedules on schedule, even when inclement weather would otherwise shut down operations. That's put videoconferencing systems front and center, as The Boston Globe described part of a larger technology package that may stop the snow day. Full details are HERE.

In other news, a new report offers up some insight on how businesses can put videoconferencing systems to work to build customer engagement, and get still more value from these systems. The market for cloud-based videoconferencing systems, according to a study from Frost & Sullivan is poised to hit $6.3 billion by 2016, which means there will be quite a few companies out there putting such tools to work. And with good reason: cloud-based videoconferencing systems have lower barriers to entry and generally don't require a lot in the way of specialized hardware on hand. See what else is happening by clicking HERE.

Like any rising technology, there are bound to be concerns along with benefits. Web conferencing is becoming more popular with businesses, but with any network-based technology, there’s always the possibility of security problems, according to TechTarget. One potential problem is “phishing,” where an attacker pretends to be a legitimate business, such as a bank, and steals personal information. While this is an attack that normally affects consumers rather than businesses, it’s perfectly plausible for a hacker to do the same thing to a company: posing as a business in order to get money in a phony business deal. Details are HERE.

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