Wednesday, April 21, 2010 / Europe - Ash boost for video conferencing

Interesting times

Cisco Systems could hardly have picked a better moment to complete its acquisition of Norwegian video conferencing company Tandberg as some of the world’s biggest companies sought ways to keep in touch with their stranded board members.

As the US technology group completed the deal on Monday, its executives trumpeted a surge in demand for Tandberg’s services. “Watching one volcano disrupt flights around the world provides an incredible example of how powerful this technology can be,” said Marthin De Beer, head of emerging technologies at Cisco.

Considering the following graphic, let’s hope the shift to Web conferencing is habit-forming for many people…

Planes vs Volcano? What's emitting the most CO2 / Europe - Ash boost for video conferencing

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