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Why Are Companies Hesitant to Adopt HD Video Conferencing?
By Jacqueline Lee, Contributing Writer
Many companies want to adopt HD video conferencing, but they’re afraid their infrastructure can’t handle the bandwidth. They also suspect old equipment cannot manage the requirements of HD interaction.
However, old equipment like PCs and laptops present a major obstacle to HD video conferencing.
“The real issue is that older hardware simply can't handle HD quality content,” Grace told Computer Business Review. “It presents a tricky dilemma for business owners and CIOs. They recognize the need to use HD services, but don't want to make wholesale, and expensive, upgrades to their hardware.”
One potential solution money-saving solution is BYOD. If employees can bring their own tablets and smartphones to participate in HD video conferencing, employers won’t have to worry about purchasing new PCs or notebook computers for staff.
“These allow employees who really need HD equipment to get the hardware first, as each person is given their own budget to buy the hardware they need,” explained Grace, discussing BYOD. “It means businesses don't need to shell out huge sums in one go across the company.”
But many businesses haven’t developed secure solutions for mobile device management, and managers are wary of data breaches from employee devices that are lost or compromised.
Another potential solution is an out-of-the-box HD video conferencing solution like the Panasonic HD Visual Communications System. Employees can be gathered into central locations for video conferencing instead of having to view conferences from their PCs and laptops.
Less travel, more collaboration and a better connection between management and employees are just some of the benefits of using the Panasonic system.
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Edited by Braden Becker