Nine out of 10 IT and business professionals describe virtual meetings as critical and/or very important (87%), according to a new survey commissioned by audio conferencing equipment specialist Shure.
Yet, only 36% of professionals believe their organisations have the right technology to support them, with three out of five claiming their employers have basic technology in place but need to make improvements.
On a more positive note, the growing importance of virtual meetings, cited by 86% of respondents, means that three out of four IT professionals expect their businesses to allocate bigger budgets to support them in the coming year.
Investment is needed to alleviate a range of problems, from technical issues that necessitate the rescheduling of meetings to poor audio quality, cited by 82% of respondents. Two thirds (68%) of executives complain that they have to escalate meeting room issues to IT at least weekly.