If you keep up with WebRTC news and analysis, you may have read Irwin Lazar’s “WebRTC Market Update” last Thursday. The overarching idea of the article seems to be that while WebRTC has yet to live up to the great deal of hype it’s received, it shouldn't be viewed in a negative light. Working for a company that sees a bright future for this technology, I wanted to dive deeper into the criticism to find answers.
As Lazar said, WebRTC has been the most talked about collaboration technology for the past two years. Despite that, survey results strongly suggested the majority of IT professionals in early 2014 had no plans to implement WebRTC, with another large chunk still in the evaluating its potential. It’s understandable to digest these statistics and begin to think that WebRTC has been a disappointment, but when the common reasoning was “it’s not ready”, I feel that judgement should be reserved.