Video conferencing set to take off in 2014

Video conferencing set to take off in 2014

The concept of video conferencing is one that has gained a substantial amount of momentum in recent years, as more and more businesses begin to understand the advantages, as well as finding the correct way in which to implement such technology. 

And with the potential emergence of a number of trends within the industry set to take hold over the course of the next 12 months, some analysts are already making the claim that 2014 could well be the year in which video conferencing becomes bigger than ever before. 

According to a report by Quest Mark, one of the biggest trends within video conferencing is the fact that the use of necessary hardware is set to be less prominent than ever before. 

It seems that many of the tools that are set to emerge will instead focus on end-user experience, collaboration and interoperability, meaning that many providers will have meet the challenge of integrating new software-based solutions with traditional hardware.

One of the drivers in this area has been the rising use of cloud systems, which have managed to meet the needs of a number of businesses looking for ways of implementing video solutions that are more accessible to employees. 

The use of the cloud is set to appeal to firms looking for ways to reduce their expenses, as it eliminates the need for otherwise costly infrastructure, while maintaining the the potential of a reliable and secure video conferencing network.

Another emerging trend is Web RTC-based solutions, which could be about to build on the solid foundations laid over the course of 2013 to achieve further expansion. 

An increasing number of firms could look to video conferencing technology embedded within web browsers, which allows for the real-time, peer-to-peer voice and video.

Finally, one of the key drivers of video conferencing in recent years has been the availability of more solutions on mobile devices. 

Companies have decided to move towards video apps, software and services on a variety of devices, including desktops, laptops, smart phones and tablets.

If these approaches are successfully integrated within a the infrastructure of businesses, it could lead to an explosion of growth within in the market.