Telepresence at an Inflection Point; Sales Projected to Reach $2.7 Billion by 2015

According to ABI Research, sales of telepresence software, hardware and services hit $567 million in 2009.

ABI Research: Researchers at ABI Research believe the market for telepresence (advanced video-conferencing services) will grow from $567 million in 2009 to $2.7 billion by 2015. They cite a number of trends driving the market, including:

  • "Saving on travel costs, particularly for companies experiencing supply chain expansion
  • "Suppliers targeting companies with legacy video teleconferencing systems and expanding telepresence system interoperability
  • "Telepresence enhanced with unified communications features such as whiteboards, document sharing and webcam videos
  • "Growth of managed and cloud telepresence services from vendors such as Glowpoint, BT Onesource, Verizon and AT&T
  • "Telepresence products for mobile employees and devices such as laptops and smartphones"

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