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When Hannes van Zyl became CIO at Hawkins Group, the staff were ‘screaming for IT.’ But after laying the foundations for the new business technology platform, he ponders on the next mission for ICT.
Sales of video conferencing and telepresence hardware systems are declining, hurt by an increase in cloud and software-based options that often are cheaper and simpler to deploy, according to an IDC study.
What it is: Telepresence is a high-definition room-to-room video conferencing system marketed by vendors such as Cisco, Polycom and Hewlett-Packard.
Lawyers at DLA Piper used the technology to hammer out the details of a patent dispute. One legal team gathered in San Diego, another met in Palo Alto eight hours up the California coast. They spread documents out on their tables, brewed coffee and chatted for several hours as if they were in one room. The roll-out, begun in July, was so successful that most offices are now clamoring to add the technology, says Donald Jaycox, the DLA Piper CIO.