To cloud or not to cloud -- that is the question. In fact, the debate of on-premises vs. cloud occurs often in many boardrooms for several applications -- and the answers are pretty much the same. If you move to the cloud, you need to know your cloud provider. Cloud-based video conferencing can be far less expensive than some on-premises services, as you no longer need to procure and maintain the infrastructure.
Some cloud-based video platforms have matured. The advantage of mature services is more user input has been incorporated into the platform, which improves ease of use and administrative control. But, with any platform, the speed and reliability of your circuits will govern the quality of the conversations.
Additionally, cloud-based video platforms could enhance security if you're not well-versed in securing video services. The cloud service provider should be able to guarantee some level of security and service availability.
If you are serious about evaluating on-premises vs. cloud-based video, you should rank the capabilities that are most important to you. Cost, of course, will be a factor, but it should never be the only factor.
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