Video Killed the Radio Star
Uncategorized / June 20, 2012

I’ve just finished my fourth hour of telepresence calls for the day. It’s odd, because a couple of months ago I would have laughed if you said that I was going to spend that much time in video calling. It got me to thinking, does doing this stuff through video really make a difference? Does it make me more efficient, more productive, more fill in your adjective here? Cisco has been espousing the benefits of video for a number of years. A large number of years. I remember at least 10 years ago, I attended a Cisco IP Telephony Users Group conference in Dallas. Cisco got up and presented and started talking about all the video that they were going to be putting into the product. At the time, my company was running a 3.3 version of CallManager if I remember correctly and everyone in the room was a little upset that Cisco was focusing on adding video to the product instead of adding functionality that was already in every old TDM PBX. If there had been weapons available, I feel certain there would have been a bloodbath. In the years that followed, Cisco has been like Puxatony Phil, coming…