What would make you try a video conferencing solution? Posted on July 31, 2012 by Tim Burke As more and more workers function remotely and as travel budgets continue to shrink, the need for quality video conferencing from any device located anywhere has increased dramatically. And yet the high price of hardware combined with the complexities involved with operation and maintenance have rendered traditional video conferencing solutions impractical for many, if not all, organizations. It’s all been too costly to scale, too dependent on expensive QoS networks — and the need to reserve resources in order to conduct successful meetings has created far too much hassle. What’s needed? Well, to begin with, a video conferencing solution has to be high-definition. It should be able to span mobile, desktop, room systems, and immersive telepresence environments. It should be easy to dynamically scale to changing business requirements and adapt to growth. And, of course, it should be simple to use. I’m happy to report that video conferencing systems like this are not a pipedream. They exist today. They’re even available as a Cloud service, so you can enjoy their benefits without forking over a chunk of your capital expense budget in an upfront investment. Next time, I’ll tell you about some of the key features of this kind of new, Cloud-based HD video conferencing — and you’ll see why so many businesses, small as well as large, have begun to use these kinds of capabilities.