Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Working from Anywhere -- Part 2 -- 2007 Is Shaping Up to be The Year of IP Collaboration

Yesterday's "Working Anywhere" interview with world traveler Andy Abramson generated much interest -- not surprisingly.

While 2006 was the year of YouTube and recorded online video in digital media/technology, 2007 is shaping up to be the year for IP video communications and collaboration -- empowering the concept of working from anywhere.

Case in point -- yet another major announcement yesterday (this time by Intel) about placing the PC front and center to be a reliable, easy-to-use and cost-effective phone for voice and video conferencing and overall IP communications. Just last week, as another example, Bill Gates' keynote at his annual CEO Forum focused on the PC becoming the phone. These types of major announcements -- IP communications and collaboration as a central theme both for business users and consumers -- are becoming an almost daily occurrence.

And, for good reason -- the benefits of IP communications and collaboration are very real indeed.