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TMCnet Unified Communications Week in Review

June 30, 2012

It was a busy week in the Unified Communications sector. Here are some of the major stories from unified communications.

unified communications’s Jamie Epstein reports that many large enterprises have several locations either spread around the country or in some cases around the world, but with a unified communications solution such as video conferencing, these businesses can still collaborate on projects and keep all team members on the same page. Frost & Sullivan reports about a survey which shows that in most situations, video is still being used mostly internally as opposed to the scenario mentioned above. Revealing that face-to-face interactions are still the go-to way to communicate with individuals, approximately 58 percent of respondents said face-to-face meetings are a daily occurrence while 27 percent admitted video conferencing tools are only used monthly. Even though these robust solutions aren’t used as much as they should be, 10 percent of survey participants did add that they are deploying new video tools every day.

In another story, Teo offers what unified communications describes as an innovative approach to unified communications, and understands the challenges that exist within enterprises. It offers solutions that create opportunities. Headquartered in Washington, Teo assists organizations in communicating more effectively with its full suite of solutions encompassing UC, VoIP, E911, TSG-6, and ISDN offerings.  

In another report, unified communications relates how any phone at any location from any vendor can now provide the same functionality as a Cisco endpoint. That’s as a result of new functionality offered in Cisco Unified Communications Release 9.0. It was unveiled recently and will be generally available in late July or early August.

In still another story, Teo is the sponsor of a Unified Communications Community on TMC. The Unified Communications Community is designed for decision-makers who are looking to drive efficiency and productivity within the workplace. Information on the Unified Communications Community addresses issues important to these decision-makers involved in maintaining their competitive edge and remaining at the forefront of next-generation technology.

And unified communications’s Jamie Epstein reports that more companies are letting employees work from anywhere in the world. That makes Unified Communications essential, as they allow complete workforces to become increasingly mobile.  A unified communications suite can lead to: increased scalability that can used to meet current and growing needs of customers; reduced expenses typically associated with communication channels, and increased productivity. In fact, 75 percent of the time wasted by the average employee can be saved via UC.

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