“The increased implementation of working from home arrangements as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a massive rise in demand for video conferencing technologies. Many firms expect this impulse to have long-term consequences and assume that this shift towards remote working will continue to persist even after the pandemic is over. Telephone and video conferencing are an essential part of this trend. The possibility of holding necessary meetings online has enabled many companies to offer their employees the opportunity to work from home, while ensuring an efficient working environment.
However, the growing importance of telephone and video conferencing is not limited to the context of working from home. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, companies in Germany opted for digital conferences as an alternative to business trips, which are often time-consuming. This trend has obviously experienced an enormous upswing against the background of the current crisis. Many companies also expect this trend to continue after the end of the pandemic and that digital conferences will replace more business travel in the long term than before the crisis.”