A survey of 809 senior IT leaders in the U.S. conducted by the IT services firm Dimension Data finds that while communications and collaboration technologies continue to proliferate in the enterprise, companies are wrestling with how to get the most value out of their investments.
In particular, video seems to be a major challenge. At the same time, it’s not clear what impact these technologies are having on productivity, nor does it look like business travel is declining.
Certainly, there are more communications mediums for business than ever and, to one degree or another, they are all being used.
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Access does not equate to usage.
The majority also have access to multi-point systems.
Less than half typically use video conferencing.
Most video conferencing systems are still on premise.
Theory and reality don’t always match up.
Network bandwidth and costs are still the two biggest challenges.
Doesn’t seem like video conferencing has put a dent in business travel.
Video trails audio conferencing by a wide margin.
Most employees are still local.
The majority are playing it by ear.
Video, and productivity in general, is fairly far down the list.
Probably not as much as they should.
IP phones dominate.
Many are skeptical of mobile phones for business use.
Instant messaging has become a standard tool for collaboration.
Audio conferencing as a service gains momentum.
Web conferencing is also pretty widespread.
Workflow processes have yet to adapt.