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Unified Communications Touted as Helping Workers to Become More Mobile

September 25, 2012

As new technologically advanced solutions within the unified communications space continue to make their way to the market, more workers can be found with smiles beaming from ear to ear as they being given permission to complete their business-related tasks while they are located anywhere they feel most comfortable and have connectivity of course, whether it be at home, on-the-go or at a friend’s apartment.

The increasingly popular trend coined “teleworking” is rapidly infiltrating organizations all over the globe because of two major reasons—mobile devices and unified communications systems. And hey, you can’t forget about the benefits being seen from bring your own device (BYOD) programs that are expanding the field of teleworking, a strategy that is helping employees to turn to only one device of their choice for both personal and corporate use.

According to a recent Teo blog post, “By eliminating the need to travel to work and meetings, companies can be more efficient during the ongoing macroeconomic crisis, which is putting pressure on a lot of firms to implement anything they can to reduce expenses. It is no longer important to enterprises to confine workers to a centralized location, especially when not doing so can eliminate unnecessary expenses, including the maintenance of on-site equipment.”

As more enterprises turn to UC for its array of benefits, they are quickly realizing how essential these offerings are in streamlining operations while simultaneously measuring up to increasing demands from their customer base. Analyst firm Gartner outlined four factors recently that are driving UC to be implemented throughout the world which include mobility, openness, cloud, and breadth of solution appeal.

First, as companies expand, it is key to the future success of their organization that they can still communicate in an efficient manner with fellow employees who may be located halfway around the globe. Luckily with a UC solution such as video conferencing in place, geographically separated individuals can speak to each other in real-time while being able to view facial gestures.

Next, while the cloud is a huge buzzword currently in the technology industry, UC simply wouldn’t be possible without the cloud due to the fact that it allows employees to complete important assignments in the same amount of time or even less time from anywhere that would in previous years require them to be situated within the office setting.

Last but not least, the breadth of solution appeal is vital because if a business can’t see immediate advantages from leveraging a solution, it probably won’t be used for very long. UC does just that, and can be up and running in a matter of hours.

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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

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