It’s every business’s nightmare: spending time, money, and resources deploying a technology that employees just don’t use. And though the past is riddled with such examples—internal wikis and social networks, for example—video conferencing tools don’t need to be another member in the application graveyard.
It’s common knowledge that email is a pretty poor medium for group discussions, especially when one is looking for a rapid decision that is going to help guide a team forward on a project. Historically, you really didn’t have much of a choice.
Now however, there’s hope.
The evolution of the CIO role can be traced to the consumerization of IT, the proliferation of cloud computing and most recently the popularity of design thinking. A perfect storm that created a new landscape in which CIOs, who had historically excelled in controlled environments, were thrust into a fast paced, agile and innovation focused positions.
The video-first culture is fast encroaching on traditional methods of communication. FaceTime and Skype changed the way families catch up, BlueJeans and incumbents in video conferencing are taking over corporate communications, but what else can we expect to change in the near future and how will it impact consumers?
We’re excited to be gearing up to see you at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas. It’s a huge conference for commercial AV solutions happening June 4-10th, and we’ll be there to fill you in on everything BlueJeans is up to.
We’ve got some exciting things planned for the conference, so make sure you drop by our booth - N2233 - it’s in the north hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center (check out the map)!
For most of human history, communicating with someone on the other side of the world was unfathomable. Then postal services arose, as did the phone companies. But only recently have we begun to enter each other's lives through the type of media that makes it seem like we're in the same room as the person we're talking to.
The technology of video communications has long thought to be the stuff of science fiction. In the last decade, it has stepped out of that realm of the impossible and quickly become a tangible feature of our everyday life. From anywhere in the world, you can use video communications to collaborate with anyone on earth as clearly as if you were standing right in front of them – granted they have a Wi-Fi signal or mobile service.
Way back in 1876, a man named Alexander Graham Bell invented the first device for long distance collaboration: the telephone. He would be shocked to find that 140 years later, communication has stepped out of the world of science fiction and into the real world. We now have the ability to communicate face to face with anyone across great distances via video conference cameras and other various telecom services. Not only is it a possibility – it is a common and everyday piece of how companies conduct business.
You’ve heard the argument before: what separates an impactful IT department from one which simply handles ‘the plumbing?’ The truth is, nowadays there’s rarely a place for purely transactional IT in mid to large sized companies.
IT leaders now face two challenges. One, how do they continue to drive even more value from IT? Two, how do they effectively communicate that value to their peers, executives and stakeholders?