Turning Customers Back On to Telepresence

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    Jessica Davis

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Got Telepresence?For business looking to reduce travel costs, increase collaboration or even conduct distance training, telepresence offers a compelling solution of high definition, immersive video conferencing. But at a time when so many companies have delayed big capital expenses, telepresence investments may also have fallen by the wayside. Cisco partner and systems integration giant Dimension Data is at the front lines of this disconnect. Solutions manager for converged communications, Mitchell Hershkowitz, talked to Channel Insider about the top seven objections to implementing telepresence and how to answer them.
The recession may have cut travel bills enough to pique interest in telepresence technologies, but at the same time it placed holds on big capital items on many IT budgets. Here's how to un-delay those projects.
This article was originally published on 2010-03-15
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com