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Oct 16 2014   11:03AM GMT

Through the VDU, and what Alice found there

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton

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Unified Communications
Video conferencing

“I’m sure I’ll take you with pleasure!” the Queen said. “Two pence a week, and video conferencing every other day.”

Alice couldn’t help laughing, as she said, “I don’t want you to hire me – and I don’t care for video conferencing.”

“It’s very good video conferencing,” said the Queen.

“Well, I don’t want any today, at any rate.”

“You couldn’t have it if you did want it,” the Queen said. “The rule is, video conferencing tomorrow and video conferencing yesterday – but never video conferencing today.”

“It must come sometimes to ‘video conferencing today’,” Alice objected.

“No, it can’t,” said the Queen. “It’s video conferencing every other day: today isn’t any other day, you know.”

“I don’t understand you,” said Alice. “It’s dreadfully confusing!”

I got sent a report by Azzurri, (the communications service provider, not the Italian national football team) today. It was about mobile productivity.

It was mostly well-thought out and quite sensible in its conclusions. Mobile workers are more productive. Employees are increasingly using mobiles for consuming, creating and editing content, and more and more are exploiting access to corporate content, such as email and CRM systems.

No argument there whatsoever.

The survey went on to say that next year, the focus would move to enabling unified communications and collaboration tools on mobiles, and video calling and conferencing is one of the top priorities for enabling, the survey said.

So will 2015 really be the year of video?

As I recall, late in 2013, 2014 was going to be the year of video. Before that we were certain it was going to be 2013. And definitely 2012. 2011 was also the year of video … in 2010. And 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006 as well.

I can’t speculate on 2005 as I only got my first job in tech journalism in July that year.

But I have my suspicions.

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