Was 2009 a Tipping Point for Unified Communications and Video Conferencing?
Vendors eye video conferencing interoperability.
One of the big complaints about video conferencing systems is that if you invest in a system by one vendor, you can’t use it to talk to another company that has standardized on video conferencing from a different vendor. Well, there are still plenty of issues there, but progress was made in 2009 toward making things more interoperable. For example, Cisco introduced its next-generation video conferencing, which married together its telepresence and Webex technologies. Some say that Cisco acquisition of Tandberg also gained the networking giant a foot in the door of video conferencing interoperability.