In our previous blog, The Risk of Dis-Unified Communication, we discussed how the aggressive expansion of UC (i.e. a single solution that integrates services such as instant messaging, voice, video conferencing, mobile and more) is increasing the risk of dis-unified communication. In today’s blog, we will help you understand how this risk could be mitigated.
To avoid dis-unified communications firms should look to a provider that is able to develop an effective UC strategy that specifically fits how your business works today. A good UC company will help you develop that strategy, starting with identifying the main method of communication used by the organization, then building the unified communications and collaboration solution around that cornerstone.
Many UC vendors will try to push an all-in-one solution toward you, whether it is a good fit for your environment or not, simply because that happens to be the one solution that the vendor sells. But it is likely that there are multiple UC features and applications that your employees are already using on their desktops today. If you are using Gmail and Google Apps already, you wouldn’t want to select a Microsoft UC solution, and vice versa. Working with a UC company that can help you unify those features you are already using for a cohesive UC solution is what is most important.
Unified Communications is changing how organizations do business and is enabling greater mobility, work-from-home capabilities and even Bring Your Own Device programs. Leveraging a fully integrated cloud-based UC strategy will eliminate the threats of dis-unified communications and drive the productivity benefits businesses need while allowing IT to maintain control and security as well.
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