Deloitte, the consulting and professional services giant, this week advised itself to take advantage of emerging telepresence technology as a way to cut travel costs and hassles, as well as reduce its carbon footprint. The company signed a managed services agreement with Nortel Networks that will involve 130 Deloitte office locations being outfitted for telepresence services. Major enterprises contract directly with major vendors and systems integrators every day, but it seems interesting that despite rising carrier interest in telepresence, no carrier apparently was able to step up and give Deloitte what it was looking for in a telepresence deal that packaged gear and services. Carriers might want to pick up the pace before their partner-competitors like Nortel and Cisco Systems get all the good deals.
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