Technology That May Lose Its Luster in 2013
Cisco started a revolution when it introduced high-end telepresence suites about two decades ago. You can pop into a conference room and chat over an HD video signal to the Singapore office, saving on airfare and travel time. The problem with these videoconferencing rooms is that you have to physically go to the location, and mobile workers are going to balk at that idea more and more this year. Plus, high-def webcams on tablets and notebooks, not to mention extremely fast wireless access, will make these rooms seem archaic. The final straw? Small- and mid-sized companies can’t afford the exorbitant fees.