Communications solutions today are typically hampered by issues such as high cost or
proprietary solutions that, in many cases, can solve immediate issues but often leave the
customer with limited options for transition from the old to the new. This can also be
accompanied by the dual penalties of a costly inconvenience of rip and replace and
corresponding limitation of vendor lock-in for future functionality enhancements or
technology integrations. There has been a growing trend in the workplace towards mobility,
with a recent survey that indicated that 44 percent of all workers in 2009 considered
themselves as mobile. The trend is expected to continue to grow, reaching 72 percent by
20121. Mobile workers by definition cover a wide scope, ranging from the home or teleworker
to remote office workers to nomadic corridor warriors and even the traditional travelling
employee, such as sales. The movement towards mobility adds further complexity, including
issues such as device support, specifically whether to standardize on one manufacturer or
support a "bring your own device" approach. Additionally, many organizations that have been
through industry consolidation and related company acquisitions or mergers are faced with
challenges on how to best integrate existing communications infrastructure for maximum
return on investment and with the least amount of disruption to the end user.
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