UC Expansion Feeds Off BYOD Growth
The bring your own device (BYOD) trend will continue to be leveraged by companies in every industry as time moves forward in order to enable employees to remain extremely productive while mobile as much so if not more than they would be if they were physically seated at their desk. In order to eliminate a variety of challenges that can arise when a firm initially adopts a BYOD policy, it is vital to implement specific companywide policies that will help to protect both the workforce and the enterprise alike, and this wouldn’t be possible without a unified communications system in place.
While Infonetics (News - Alert) Research is reporting that approximately $377 billion will be spent on VoIP and unified communications through 2016, after analyzing the benefits, when leveraging these platforms it is easy to see why they are transitioning to these next-generation offerings at the pace only equivalent to the speed of a full-grown cheetah.
- Some of the most important advantages include:
- Seeing an improved ROI in a much shorter time span
- Gaining access to data and documents from anywhere and at any time
- The ability to fully customize the product to fit your individual needs
- Sending and receiving faxes
- Powering conference calls
- Managing schedule-based call routing rules
- Having intelligence presence capabilities at arm’s length
- Delivering a unified administration interface
- Being extremely easy to understand and manage
- Mass provisioning
- Advanced reporting
- Cost-effective pricing models
Yet, when BYOD and UC are used in tandem, “BYOD needs to be approached from a well-informed and proactive standpoint, and can be the catalyst enterprises need to expand operations and improve efficiency,” according to recent blog post from unified communications provider Teo.
Another key part of this strategy is to fully inform users of what is deemed acceptable and what is considered unacceptable mobile behavior before permitting them to leverage their personal devices to complete business-related tasks. This will help the workforce to better comprehend their privacy rights as well as which applications and operating systems will be supported by the newly launched initiative. However, it is likely these rules will continue to evolve and UC Strategies forecasts by the end of the year, the enterprise mobility landscape will shift substantially.
Teo is a major UC provider, assisting customers in bringing work life communications, including BYOD, to an entirely new level.
"Teo UC has focused on an important problem set for multi-site businesses of all sizes. Whether the business has one or more telecom vendors to integrate, Teo UC makes the process much easier, faster and less costly. This ease of integration should appeal to any business looking to get more from their spend on telecom services," commented Jon Arnold (News - Alert), principal of J Arnold & Associates and UC Strategies Expert.
The company’s UC suite can seamlessly integrate with current LDAP or Active Directory, and its softphones and UC mobile clients can be used in conjunction with each user's contact storage no matter if it is local or corporate.
Interact with current and prospective clients as well as your colleagues with rich quality when turning to UC and BYOD—the dynamic duo that are just a little more amazing than Batman and Robin.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey