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"