Posts about Video Conferencing

As the ink still sets on Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype, industry analysts are continuing to debate the wide-reaching implications of the deal. With a price tag of $8.5 billion, Microsoft is taking a huge gamble on Skype’s potential to turn a profit, something it hasn’t done in many years. Yet this gamble is more than just on Skype. Microsoft has used over a sixth of its cash reserve in the expectation that voice and video calls over IP will become the key communication tool for both business and personal users.
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There can be few in the tech sector who missed the recent launch of the Cisco Cius or the subsequent media debate as to how it would impact upon Apple’s latest golden egg, or should that be golden tablet. While I have my own personal views on this discussion, I was far more interested in a throwaway comment that John Chambers made regarding the Cius, stating that ‘video is the new voice.’
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