Would you define cost as a hard value that is associated with a currency? Maybe in resource allocation?
Chris Gillespie analyzes the idea of cost in his most recent column — find it below! He challenges the working relationship between an end user and an integrator and I think he is spot on. Do end users adequately share their need to an integrator? Do integrators take a step further and help end users find their need? No, they don’t.
I appreciate Chris’ perspective as he doesn’t solely blame the failure of technology on why meetings start late. In a perfect world, end users and integrators alike would be installing the “perfect” UC space with wireless collaboration solutions. But we don’t live in a perfect world — the first proof of this being that we don’t have the ability to spend whatever we want whenever we want.
We can’t buy a wireless collaboration solution at a price point of four figures when the “cables are doing just fine.” Unless the cables don’t work and then the loss of value of your meeting costs you more than the technology. Read Chris’ column here.
Also, I recently spent the day in the NY Metro area at a grand office opening event for an AVI-SPL office. You can see my story on that here