“Videoconferencing, instant messaging and collaboration on the iPad is gaining steam as more iPads make their way into the enterprise,” Tom Kaneshige reports for CIO.
“Companies have become more comfortable with these emerging methods of communication,” Kaneshige reports. “They’re pouring investments into Wi-Fi upgrades and videoconferencing networking technology from tech giants such as Cisco, IBM and Microsoft.”
Kaneshige reports, “The new iPad released earlier this year could provide an even greater lift. Its fast 4G LTE connection capability and Retina graphics display, which doubles the iPad 2’s resolution, seem to be built for videoconferencing. Eagle Investment Systems has some 200 employees using corporate-owned iPads with Jabber, a Cisco app for instant messaging, voice, video and conferencing that Cisco extended to iPad and Windows in March. In the next 12 to 18 months, this number should grow to 600 employees. Roughly half of these employees will be outside the United States, in countries such as England, China, Poland and the Arab states.”
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