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Mitel Survey Shows Voice Virtualization Will Take on More Importance in Business' Networks

January 19, 2011

In a release, Mitel a provider of communications solutions for a range of organizations – from the very small, single site businesses to the multi-site, large enterprise believe businesses are moving more toward a strategy of ‘bring your own device’. According to survey results taken by Mitel, voice virtualization will take on more importance in business' networks.

Highlights of the survey include:

53 percent of respondents felt that, in the future, mobile phones will become the dominant communication device in the workplace. These same responders also stated that their organizations will move to a 'bring your own device' strategy in the future.

90 percent of respondents said that virtualization will take on greater importance in their network in 2011 with 34 percent of these saying that voice virtualization will take on the greatest level of importance. Cloud virtualization and desktop virtualization followed in priority at 31 and 25 percent respectively.

74 percent of respondents believed they could achieve a stronger ROI using a best-of-breed network approach versus a single vendor.

Mitel VP of marketing and business development Stephen Beamish said, "These survey results demonstrate that the Mitel Freedom architecture is in direct correlation with addressing the communications needs of customers". "With Mitel Freedom, organizations have the flexibility to break free from the 'walled garden' vendor model and design a communications network based on best-in-class technologies. It also allows organizations to deliver a tailored, in-office experience to all employees, extending UC features to any device, enabling the 'bring your own device' approach which we believe will become more prevalent in the future."

In related news, Mitel offers three new solutions: UC Advanced Mobile for Android and tablets - Mitel’s UC Advanced Web and Mobile portal enables remote access to a subset of the company’s UC Advanced features via an Internet-connected PC or a mobile smartphone device; users can view contacts, presence information, call history and voice mail (view and play). Several mobile devices are already supported, including RIM BlackBerry and devices with Windows Mobile or Symbian operating systems.

Charles West is a Web Editor for unified communications. Prior to joining TMC Charles worked with many gadget oriented sites that included running his own blog (TheTrendaholic.com) and Smartphone column for examiner.com. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Charles West

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