Virtual Conferencing Trends (A PI Social Media Poll)

At the annual Gartner Predicts 2009, the item topping the list of forecasts called for a significant decrease in physical traveling as virtual conferencing options offer an alternative.  Specifically, Gartner is looking at high-definition based video meeting solutions to replace 2.1 million airline seats annually by 2012, costing the travel and hospitality industry US $3.5 billion per year.

This is certainly an interesting prognostication, and one that raises a number of interesting questions regarding the differences between virtual connectivity and face-to-face relationship building.

To gain, and of course share, some perspective on the Gartner forecast the PI Social Media Network has created two polls which ask the questions; 1) Is virtual conferencing an effective alternative to a face-to-face meeting? and, 2) Which virtual conferencing service do you use most frequesntly?

It only takes a few moments to respond with the results being made available in future posts on both the Procurement Insights and PI Window on Business Blogs.

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