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Frost & Sullivan: Recession Threatens Resurgent Videoconferencing Market

May 18, 2009

Frost & Sullivan to Host Analyst Briefing on Visual Collaboration Market on Tuesday, 26 May 2009 at 15.00 GMT

LONDON, May 18 /PRNewswire/ — At a time of global warming and threatening pandemics – and after a number of false starts – videoconferencing is finally making good on its many earlier promises.

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High quality pictures and sound, combined with new IP networks, can deliver an experience in-line with users’ expectations and reliably replace many face-to-face meetings. However, the financial crisis and faltering global economies now threaten this resurgent visual collaboration technology.

“In just the last two years, the market for videoconferencing and telepresence has grown dramatically, spurred by a new generation of products and network services that can deliver what we all have hoped visual collaboration can really become,” comments Dominic Dodd, global program director for unified communications and collaboration at growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. “This progress has been hard won, and comes at the right time to help organizations tackle the many challenges they now face; including how to reduce operational costs and improve productivity in the current recession.”

Frost & Sullivan is pleased to announce its 2009 quarterly analyst briefing presentation on the Visual Collaboration Market to be held on Tuesday, 26 May 2009 at 15.00 GMT.

Highlights of the briefing include a review of the findings of Frost & Sullivan’s recently completed survey of C-level executives, aimed at understanding their decision-making around communications and collaboration products and services during this recession.

This briefing will benefit videoconferencing manufacturers and vendors, systems integrators, services providers, and telcos involved in the distribution, resale, and delivery of visual collaboration products and services.

To participate in the briefing, please email Joanna Lewandowska at joanna.lewandowska@frost.com with the following information: your full name, company name, title, telephone number, e-mail, address, city, state and country. Upon receipt of the above information, a registration link will be e-mailed to you. You may also register to receive a recorded version of the briefing at anytime by submitting the aforementioned contact details.

GIL 2009: Europe

Frost & Sullivan has expanded its flagship Global Congress on Corporate Growth – GIL Global – into several major cities around the world including London. For the first time ever in Europe, Frost & Sullivan will be hosting the Growth, Innovation and Leadership Congress ‘GIL 2009: Europe’ on 19-20 May, at the Sofitel St James in London. GIL Global is the industry’s only event designed to support senior executives in their efforts to achieve sustainable, top-line growth. To register, obtain a programme agenda, explore sponsorship opportunities, or attend as a member of the media for GIL 2009: Europe, please contact Joanna Lewandowska, Corporate Communications for Frost & Sullivan in Europe, at Joanna.lewandowska@frost.com. One-on-One interviews with Frost & Sullivan senior growth consultants are also being scheduled. For more information you can also visit www.gil-global.com

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    Corporate Communications
    P: +48 22 390 41 46
    E: joanna.lewandowska@frost.com

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