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|Daily Digest: November 23, 2009|| |
|Email, Messaging & Collaboration|
Today, PC-based conferencing vendors such as Cisco, IBM/Lotus, and Microsoft tend to focus on PC-centric innovation. Eg., support for multi-person video cameras, integration with PBXs, integration with desktop applications.
However, I think the biggest innovations, starting perhaps in 2012, will be found among mobile phones. These will have sufficient bandwidth and computing power to compete with desktops. However:
Thus the exciting conferencing developments will, several years hence, turn around mobile phones.
The phones will remain small so that they can easily fit in a pocket. Obviously they'll continue to get thinner. Innovation--in ways we don't imagine--will help us get by with small screens. Presumably, videocameras will often be built in. ... David Ferris
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