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Telepresence · Check out Scoble on Cisco’s HD telep­res­ence. I think he’s un­der­es­ti­mat­ing the im­pact. I’m on the road ev­ery mon­th, some­times two or three times, and I hate the air­lines and the whole trav­el sys­tem with the heat of a thou­sand sun­s. Plus, I prob­a­bly cost Sun the best part of $100K a year in trav­el ex­pens­es. Sup­pose you have a pop­u­la­tion of em­ploy­ees like me; cut­ting trav­el costs in half for six of us would cov­er the $300K price point. Plus, think of the ex­tra ef­fi­cien­cy we’d get from not spend­ing all those end­less hours in lines at air­port­s. Of the trav­el I do, some part is ac­tu­al­ly need-to-be-there stuff; but if the HD telep­res­ence prices can be brought down a lit­tle and the vir­tu­al meet­ings cranked up a lit­tle, this stuff is not that far from hav­ing slam-dunk ROI.
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