Here are a few definitions to help navigate your way through the world we call video conferencing.
Pervasive - what every marketing director thinks their product is
Disruptive – what every CEO thinks their product is
Video conferencing – what every product actually is
Cloud – pretty term for a server farm or group of server farms
Virtual – it’s still real to me, dammit
Interoperability – if you work with my product, you are interoperable, with my product
Revolutionary – We copied someone else’s product
Software – something that requires hardware to run on
Hardware – Dead
Free – only if you purchase hardware
BYOD – I want the company to subsidize my personal iPhone data plan
Telepresence – my company is the only one that sells it, says just about every company, um if we DON’T sell it, well then it’s dead
Immersive Telepresence – now available on your phone in VGA resolution at 10FPS!
Really Immersive Telepresence – something something Cisco something something I guess
Well, one of us thought that was funny.