Monday, 14 July 2008

Deloitte Adopts Telepresence

Anyone who tuned in to the web cast last week will have heard me criticising the lack of thought that goes into the global footprint of consultancy and IT services in general - products get all the attention. But Deloitte have at least seen the light with the announcement that it has signed up for Nortel's videoconferencing and associated services.

This is a managed services agreement under which Deloitte's global organisation and as many as 130 Deloitte member firm locations around the world will be able to obtain telepresence and open standards-based video conferencing services.

The savings can be significant. Nortel has calculated that a company spending as much as $23m annually on travel can use telepresence to recover as many as 385,000 hours of lost productivity, reduce its carbon footprint by up to 4,200 tons and save up to US$7m.

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