DALLAS, Oct. 7, 2014 – AT&T* and Blue Jeans Network will offer on-demand video collaboration services to AT&T’s business customers. Businesses of all sizes that use AT&T Video Meetings with Blue Jeans will be able to host work sessions on almost any desktop, mobile device or conference room equipped for video.
Blue Jeans Network is a leader in video collaboration services. Its global cloud-based video conferencing will make it easier for AT&T customers to meet virtually anytime. The collaboration with Blue Jeans Network also adds to AT&T’s growing portfolio of mobility solutions.
“Today, people expect convenient and effective ways to work together whether they are in the office, at home, or on the road,” said Abhi Ingle, senior vice president, Advanced Solutions, AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions. “We’re taking complexity out of the equation. From mobile to desktop to the conference room, AT&T Video Meetings with Blue Jeans gives people the tools they need to collaborate over video, virtually whenever and wherever.”
AT&T will meet a growing customer need with this collaboration. A recent national survey conducted in the U.S. by Instant.ly found that business professionals strongly prefer video when they can’t physically be in the same location.
Results of the survey showed:
- 95 percent said that video collaboration improves business relationships
- 73 percent prefer to discuss sensitive HR issues using video instead of audio alone
- 87 percent want to connect with their remote manager over video
- 80 percent of would rather speak with a customer using video
“Despite all the advances in modern technology, the most powerful tool for business still remains the human face,” said Krish Ramakrishnan, CEO, Blue Jeans Network. “Blue Jeans and AT&T share a goal of helping business customers collaborate face to face even when distance gets in the way. The power of our interactive video platform combined with AT&T’s industry-leading mobile network lets customers work together and more effectively.”
“Blue Jeans has a strong market presence in the North American videoconferencing market, and its recognition is growing in Europe. These are the two largest markets for videoconferencing globally,” said Roopam Jain, Industry Director of the Conferencing and Collaboration practice at Frost & Sullivan. “In a very short span of time, the company has received strong market acceptance on the back of key blue-chip customers, such as Facebook, that has led to its rapid acceptance as a viable alternative to traditional videoconferencing solutions.”
AT&T and Blue Jeans are committed to enabling video meetings to be accessible to all users—including those with disabilities. Together with AT&T, Blue Jeans enhanced its solution to be compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 and the 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act.
For more information on AT&T Video Meetings with Blue Jeans, visit www.att.com/video-meetings.