6 Ways Video Conferencing Will Change by 2020
Video conferencing has undoubtedly changed how businesses communicate and collaborate. This is largely becuase these powerful, affordable video solutions provide tools allow for face-to-face interaction, without having to be in the same location. The benefits of video conferencing are immense, from improved communication and decreased costs to innovative meetings and features.
Video conferencing, though, isn’t finished with its evolution, and by 2020, we’re anticipating some big changes that will change video conferencing and offer companies even more benefits and tools.
1. AI Technology Introduces New Capabilities and Deeper Insights
Video has become an integral business tool, and it’s poised to enter a new era of innovation as Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology comes to mainstream and is built into video solutions to improve communications, boost efficiency and productivity, and create growth opportunities through automation and advanced tools and data insights.
AI will introduce new capabilities such as:
- Background Noise Suppression and Echo Cancellation
- Voice and Facial Recognition
- Automated Meeting Transcripts
- Real-Time Data Analytics and Insights
2. 5G Networks Will Boost Speed and Quality
By 2020, 5G will be the mainstream network powering all new mobile technology. One of the most significant ways that 5G is going to bolster video conferencing is speed. 5G will boast network speeds upwards of twenty times faster than the current 4G technology.
Bandwidth will also see a huge boost (allowing for 1,000 devices per meter on a connection), and together these improvements mean that you can stream, download, and do video calls and conferences with much more ease and speed, at a higher quality level. The upped speed and bandwidth also mean fewer dropped connections, and the ability for more devices to work much more quickly at the same time.
3. Cloud-Based Video Connections Will Continue to Rise
Cloud-based video conferencing solutions have risen quickly in business adoption thanks to affordable pricing and constant availability and access via an internet connection. While many companies are opting for cloud-based video systems over on-site solutions set up in physical conference rooms, cloud system embracement has yet to reach a pinnacle.
As we move into 2020, adoption of the popular cloud video systems is only expected to continue climbing.
4. The Modern Office Space Will Evolve Further, Making Remote Work and Collaborative Shared Workspaces the New Norm
Cloud-based communication systems like VoIP and video conferencing have created a huge shift in the business landscape. More companies are hiring remote employees or allowing team members to work from home or on the road than ever before because these technologies allow for seamless, constant communication without the need (and expense) of a physical workspace or office building.
This trend has picked up popularity quickly in the past few years, and by 2020, it’s expected that remote work will begin to become the norm in many businesses, rather than the exception.
5. Simplicity of Content Sharing Will be a Priority
Video conferencing solution provide businesses with tools they need to stay connected in a highly personal and efficient manner, but many systems also provide streamlined tools for sharing content and media during the course of a video call to improve collaboration and understanding.
As 2020 approaches, more video conferencing vendors are placing focus on simplifies content sharing tools so that (while robust) the options are easy to use during the course of a video meeting. This will bring about more options for content sharing that are easy to use without distracting from a collaboration session.
6. Huddle Rooms Will Overtake the Boardroom in Video Meeting Popularity
Over the past year or so, a new meeting trend has cropped up that combines the best of both the cloud-based video conferencing and conference room meeting worlds: the intimacy and privacy of a dedicated conference room with the convenience and cost-effectiveness offered by cloud video conferencing solutions.
This new trend popping up in offices all over the country has been dubbed the “Huddle Room,” and it’s one you should be paying attention to and embracing in your business. In 2020 and the years that follow, it’s likely that smaller, exclusive huddle rooms will overtake the board room.
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