You may have seen the announcement that HP is selling off its visual collaboration business to Polycom.
This change should actually be good for the current customers as well as the market in general. The idea of teleconferencing is not new and mobile teleconferencing is a natural extension. It will likely be more software standard focused than high-end hardware focused and further enable the new more agile business approach.
HP has already said “HP will embed Polycom's videoconferencing software in tablets and mobile phones running WebOS. The software is scheduled to be available on both types of devices within 90 days”. The integration of these more consumer-oriented, mobile devices into the business teleconferencing capability should be interesting to watch.
Of course this coming on the heels of Microsoft’s purchase of Skype should mean that the whole Unified Communications market could be in for some redefinition.