Collaboration tools, particularly multimedia conferencing, have been riding the crest of a wave created by the global migration of businesses to a remote working model. With an expected sustained increase in remote and hybrid work, the collaborative organization of the future will need to equip meeting rooms with advanced AV devices that complement the widespread adoption of modern cloud conferencing services for their professionals to be successful, no matter where work is conducted. The audio must be high quality, seamless, natural, reliable, and easy to use to deliver a truly superior and more productive user experience.
Frost & Sullivan’s latest thought leadership paper, 7 Steps to Improve Virtual Meetings in the New Era of Work, examines the role of innovative audio solutions in ensuring the ease of doing business in the current distributed work environment. It assesses the various technology benefits of high-quality audio and how it increases the overall value and return on investment (RoI) of collaboration solutions.
Related: The Technology Manager's Guide to Audio in the New Era of UC (opens in new tab)
"Once offices reopen, health and well-being regulations will require employees to have minimal contact with shared surfaces. Therefore, there will be a great demand for touch-less conferencing," said Robert Arnold, principal analyst, Connected Work, Frost & Sullivan. "As enterprises build a robust conferencing ecosystem, the adoption of AV technologies that aid simple deployment, intuitive operation, and seamless compatibility with leading collaboration platforms will experience significant growth."
Technology buyers and investment influencers need to perform due diligence to identify the best solution for their specific needs. The most important benefits include:
- Enhanced ownership through a single-source provider that simplifies purchasing and deployment and serves as a single point of contact for support.
- Standardization that delivers a common set of monitoring and management functions to streamline routine IT tasks performed from anywhere and at any time, reduce help desk tickets, and assure uniform security and consistent user experiences for any meeting across the organization.
- Certified interoperability with popular third-party conferencing services, which expands usage and use cases to accelerate RoI.
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