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In the news:

Canada, eh. Decentralisation is coming to Canada, in way of moving more than 5,000 government employees from outside of urban areas such as Quebec so to better understand local communities, rather than working from a centralised hub.

Legault said, “With videoconferencing and all the new ways to work, we don’t have to be physically sitting alongside each other,” [ref]. This is huge for Canada. Having representatives localised will certainly go a long way in ensuring they ‘get’ local issues, than sitting in the typical urban ivory tower, as per what’s usual in so many countries around the world. Let’s just hope they signup to a teleconferencing service that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg and actually providers a quality service.

Isn’t it about time more governments decentralised like this?

British competitiveness losing out to visa system.

Scientists have highlighted that Britain is becoming less competitive in the Brexit era due to how the visa system rejects access to the UK for conference delegates. At a time when communication should be more important than ever before, isn’t it sad that in today day and age, we’re not only losing the edge in the UK, but we’re also withholding the ability for top performing scientists to meet and discuss important issues in open forums. Hopefully conference calls will become a strong arm to such conferences to ensure communication is kept open.

Trends:

Rising Trends – compounded by issues? There’s a rising trend in searches for WebEx and Cisco on the top search engines coming in to the last quarter of 2018, as to with Skype. However, we believe these searches are compounded by the issues such VoIP services are having in countries like UAE, where such services are banned from being used.

Brexit Rising, 2019. Come Q2 of 2019, we expect a surge in companies and organisations turning to conference calling to keep comms. open in such times as Brexit, Trump’s continued crackdown on borders, as well as cost saving on travel expenses, with an incoming world financial crisis looming for 2020.

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