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Videoconferencing gaining popularity in APAC: Polycom

Nurdianah Md Nur | Jan. 3, 2014
More video conferences in future are expected to take place on mobile devices than in conference rooms

Organisations in Asia Pacific are utilising videoconferencing more than organisations in other parts of the world, according to Polycom's recent survey.

The survey, titled "Global View: Business Video Conferencing Usage and Trends", was conducted by Redshift Research on behalf of Polycom. A total of 1,205 business decision makers from 12 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), South America and North America were surveyed from 25 August to 9 September 2013.

Based on the survey, two thirds of the respondents in Asia Pacific were using videoconferencing at least once a week, surpassing the EMEA (55 percent) and United States (49 percent). Most of them (65 percent) claimed that they mainly used videoconferencing to communicate with colleagues from offices in different countries.

Seventy percent of the respondents in Asia Pacific said that videoconferencing was one of their preferred methods of communication at work. While this trend is expected to continue, respondents believe that video conferences in future will increasingly take place on mobile devices (62 percent) than in conference rooms (59 percent).

"Employees and organisations in Asia Pacific are ahead of their global counterparts across several key areas in video collaboration's current and projected future use. This is a positive indicator that the region is on a very encouraging path of increased adoption and usage of the technology, particularly when we consider the progressive rise of mobility, BYOD, and flexible working policies," said Michael Alp, President of Polycom Asia Pacific.   



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