Recently, we have seen an increased push for telepresense technology beyond the ‘executive’ meeting room. Perhaps telepresense is finally reaching the marketplace tipping point where it will be employed by the majority of a company’s workers. Broad deployment of telepresense technology has become more economically viable primarily because of high-bandwidth digital communications penetration by both the wired (or fiber’ed) and wireless data services delivery providers. With prices falling for both telepresense software and the telecommunications transport service, employers may finally begin to develop a much more robust virtual office and virtual employee business structure.
We maintain that there will be immense cost savings in both physical operations and employee overhead by deploying telepresence as an employee work paradigm. When all employees are always available during scheduled work hours from everywhere, the physical organization of work takes on a new dimension, especially in the services economic sector.