So, you’re considering buying an in-house video conference system. Congratulations --it will save you a lot in travel expenses, not to mention the stress of going to airports these days. In 2011, Inc. magazine, predicted that “75% Of Enterprises To Use Videoconferencing By 2013.” The article noted that in a survey conducted by CDW, which included 631 IT and telecommunications managers,
"Sixty-nine percent of respondents who installed video conferencing in their organizations said it was crucial to complete a thorough network assessment before installation and 66% of those said they had to upgrade or change their IT networks to accommodate video conferencing packets."
Based on this survey, your first step in this process is to review your existing network to make sure that it can handle the volume and the bandwidth of video conferencing services. Other buying tips are:
Deciding on buying a videoconferencing system can be a big step for any business. On one hand you want to save time and money on unnecessary travel, but on the other hand, you don’t want to spend money on a system that may not work for your firm. Be careful and patient, and you’ll select the best option for your business.
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