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Conferencing Zone Week in Review: IDC, Futuresource, Revolabs, More

May 21, 2016

The Conferencing topic made news again this past week, and we have some of the stories worth a second look.

To start, it’s no secret that the video conferencing industry is expanding, but do you know the numbers? According to a recent report from IDC, experts see it growing to a value of about $6.2 billion over the next four years. That’s big money by any calculation. If your company hasn’t yet gotten on board, you might want to give it some serious consideration. A recent post on Smart Data Collective spelled out some strong reasons why it makes sense to get in now. Click HERE to see all the worthwhile ideas worth sharing.

Elsewhere, a new report shows the use of local meeting rooms as increasing in frequency, not decreasing like one might expect. The global consulting group found in its latest audio-visual (AV) end user report that 20 percent of companies interviewed in France, Germany, the U.K., and the U.S. said they intend to add new meeting spaces in the next few years. These AV purchasers and end users even noted that their average weekly use of meeting rooms has increased by 50 percent since 2014. Why is this so? According to Ben Davis, a market consultant at Futuresource, the increase in demand for meeting rooms could stem from the fact that an increase in interactive devices inside those rooms makes it possible for local users to better interface with remote users. To see more of his findings, click HERE.

In other news, the rise of video conferencing has brought with it a number of new challenges for the enterprise, but Revolabs – a premier provider of audio solutions for unified communications, enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications across a wide range of markets – is rising to that challenge. The company has just announced it will be out in full force at the coming InfoComm 2016 show. Go HERE to see all the details.