Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Updated 06-04-2013 | Posted 06-03-2013

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

Moving Target  While a finalized V1.0 WebRTC standard is still a work in progress, preliminary WebRTC capabilities are now available via Firefox and Chrome Beta for Android.

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

Direct Action  WebRTC doesn't come with a directory service. You need one so users can find each other, so the app developer must supply it.

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

Bottom-Line Performance  To reduce corporate operating costs and increase revenues, WebRTC can be used for training, remote-expert kiosks, machine-to-machine communications, content broadcasts and more.

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

360-Degree View  WebRTC will serve collaborative efforts well, with some versions even capable of 3D display and the ability to track head movements of conference-call participants.

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

Custom Made   Enterprises will customize the WebRTC interface experience for their users. But certain common qualities will ensure a sense of consistency just as the "About Us" link provides for most company Websites.

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

Premature Obit  Contrary to some opinions, WebRTC won't kill Skype, which has a strong membership base, especially if Microsoft enables Skype users to make WebRTC calls.

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

Could Microsoft Block WebRTC?  If Microsoft chooses not to adopt it, it could. However, WebRTC momentum could prove to be too strong, and Internet Explorer already has plug-ins for WebRTC-like functions.

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

What About Mobility?  We're a long way off. Google, for example, has made a beta version, but it is far from ready for prime time on Androids.

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

Future Mobility Benefits  If mobile users connect to WebRTC servers that are integrated with enterprise PBX, it could eliminate half of what companies now spend on new or upgraded PBXs and phones.

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC

Getting IT staffers familiar with WebRTC  These include: Mapping how it can be used to better engage customers, shareholders, suppliers and prospects, Scouting out what it could do for internal operations, such as training sessions, collaboration and so on.

Ten Things You Should Know About WebRTC