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Turn to UC to Meet Increasing Demands Caused by New Devices in the Corporate Network

September 19, 2012

Teo is a unified communications provider that works alongside organizations in virtually every industry assisting them in driving efficiency in regards to leveraging solutions including VoIP, E911, TSG-6, as well as ISDN offerings. The UC space is continuously expanding and a recent study revealed that it increased by 2.2 percent in the last quarter alone. Video conferencing is a major factor that has led the success of the unified communications vertical, as this communication channel is continuing to be leveraged by geographically separated division of any company and serves as a way to look at the people in which they are speaking with directly.

And no one knows the importance of video in a business setting better than this unified communications provider who focuses heavily on making its customers more powerful as it reduces the complexity associated with next-generation technologies including HD video.

In a recent blog post, Teo highlighted that as the leveraging of video grows by the day, the introduction of new smartphones and tablets in the workplace are increasing dramatically as well.

Moreover, trends such as bring your own device (BYOD) programs are leading employees to utilize their device of choice to gain access to an array of unified communications solutions within any organization. 

According to Denise Culver, a research analyst with Heavy Reading IP Services, "Enterprises want what UC offers - access to multiple, often disparate, product components that, when used together, provide a unified user interface and experience across devices and media types."

The popularity of UC continues to expand due to the better response times it provides which in turn ups the ante on collaborative efforts throughout businesses and enables workers to complete business-critical tasks no matter the time or day. 

"To ensure that UC continues to attract and retain users, vendors must continue focusing on interoperability, security and making UC as mobile as possible," Culver added. "As focus is placed on integrating UC with BYOD, it will drive higher adoption of readily available UC features and capabilities to all devices, including smartphones, PCs, tablets and readers."

In a separate finding, earlier this week TMCnet reported that the 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications was released which detailed three crucial points including: UC market maturity, UC market highlights, and UC vendor positions and leadership.

To read the full report, click here.

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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

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