Modern Meetings: Fast, Online and Happening at Any Time

 
 
By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2013-06-28 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Meetings have always been a cornerstone of business. These include meetings between work colleagues, between one business and another, or between a business and its partners or customers. Most recently, with the rapid rise in the number of connected ultramobile devices like smartphones and tablets, and with a workforce that increasingly is more mobile, meetings have become more challenging, though no less important. That, combined with the desire to save money, has helped fuel the growth of the unified communications and video conferencing markets. Blue Jeans Networks offers a cloud-based conferencing service designed to make it easy for business users to collaborate with others any time, from anywhere and on almost any device. The company on June 26 came out with its first "State of the Modern Meeting" report, based on more than 1 million participants who used its technology for meetings from 177 countries across every continent. Blue Jeans officials found that people are using a range of devices to collaborate from all over the world, and that women are leading the charge. They also found that in one year, 1 billion miles of travel and $600 million in travel-related costs were saved using their technology. Here are some highlights from Blue Jeans' report.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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