Emerging Web-based solutions are having a profound impact on the long-term future
of the conferencing market.
According to a 1999 Frost & Sullivan study, Internet based conferencing is significantly
less expensive than traditional solutions, attracting the cost-conscious customers
who before were hesitant to jump into the market.
As businesses embrace Internet-based meetings, products and services will
continue to evolve. Look for live audio and video streaming of meetings, with
opportunities for real-time interaction. The same study indicates over 70 percent of
professionals are likely to use Web conferencing in the next year.