What if we told you there was a significant source of productivity and innovation lying dormant and untapped inside your organization? For many enterprise organizations, that untapped potential is inside their employees. The secret to unleashing it is providing better methods for communicating and collaborating throughout the workday so employees can share their knowledge, creativity and expertise, taking your business to the next level.
There are a number of business benefits that can make investing in a communications and collaboration strategy worthwhile. Unified communications can:
- Help you stay closely connected with your customers
- Improve project management
- Optimize your workforce productivity and reduce costs in the process
- Improve your organization’s responsiveness to market changes
- Support an increasingly complex global network
- Accelerate the adoption of flexible, real-time business models
The challenge lies in creating an environment where people can work effectively together anytime, anywhere. As today’s workforce becomes increasingly mobile and dispersed, delivering effective unified communications (UC) capabilities can be both complex and challenging, placing a considerable burden on internal technical talent responsible for customizing, upgrading and maintaining collaboration solutions that reside solely on premise. As a result, CIOs have begun looking for options in the way they deliver their UC applications and services that free their internal teams from the delivery and management of these very necessary toolsets.
A new and increasingly popular decision is to turn to a skilled solution provider with an as-a-service offering that includes options like basic voice and voicemail services, instant messaging and presence services, contact center and other advanced applications all hosted in the cloud. This kind of unified communications as-a-service (UCaaS) offering delivers a number of benefits including the ability to accelerate rollouts, improve business agility, lower ongoing maintenance and utility costs, and continuously deliver new capabilities without the need for lengthy and expensive upgrade projects. It works in much the same way as an on-premise solution, with the only difference being where the core UC applications reside.
Where does your company fall along the communication and collaboration transformation journey? Take this two-minute quiz to find out: http://ow.ly/Sf5k0. To learn more, watch a brief video about unified communications, read a recent Logicalis press release here, then download a UCaaS data sheet that examines the benefits of Logicalis’ own Hosted Collaboration Solution.