As the corporate landscape becomes increasingly mobile, and workers collaborate across a growing range of devices, organizations are implementing an agile and secure unified communications infrastructure. Active deployment of UC technology solutions has been on the rise among enterprises; however, adoption among midsize businesses has been notably slower. Yet in seeking ways to do more with less, midsize organizations are increasingly turning to the cloud and converged networks to provide UC solutions.
In October 2013, Cisco commissioned Forrester Consulting to dive deeper into the current usage trends and perceptions of unified communications among midsize organizations (100 to 999 employees) across North America, Asia, and Europe.
Midsize businesses have ever-greater choice in premises-based unified communications, with providers extending features and go-to-market channels while trying to maintain ease of use and consistency. Midmarket IT planners should evaluate UC providers' delivery capabilities, not just their solutions.
Published By: Logicalis
Published Date: Sep 10, 2014
Video solutions eliminate geographic boundaries and allow you to sit across a conference table from fellow participants, regardless of where they are in the world. By using unified video collaboration solutions for a virtually unlimited number of applications, you can boost productivity and communication throughout your organization, even across the largest of enterprises—allowing you to become more agile and responsive to changing needs. Download this white paper to learn how.
Published By: Logicalis
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
Video solutions eliminate geographic boundaries and allow you to sit across a conference table from fellow participants, regardless of where they are in the world. By using unified video collaboration solutions for a virtually unlimited number of applications, you can boost productivity and communication throughout your organization, even across the largest of enterprises—allowing you to become more agile and responsive to changing needs.
IT leaders are likely to need multiple UC vendors; however, changing expectations and product development are closing the gap between best-of-breed and good-enough technology. Assess your UC practices to see whether the features offered by your UC vendor are good enough for a single-vendor approach.
The midsize and large enterprise UC markets are now considered by Gartner to be in the early mainstream adoption phase, and the best practices for deployment and end-user adoption are maturing. However, most enterprises currently operate with non-unified-communications solutions.
Midsize organizations strive for success. Being successful means consistently making smart decisions— including smart technology purchases. Technology should enable a midsize organization to meet the needs of its employees and customers today and also allow the organization to make simple but rewarding changes in the future. Technology must support changes that occur in a business without increasing the risks associated with providing excellent customer service, engaging with suppliers, and conducting many common business
Midmarket enterprises strive for success in a highly competitive landscape. Being a successful leader means encouraging employees to collaborate and work more efficiently to increase the success of the enterprise. Technology solutions can empower employees for success at work, home, and when mobile, but technology must also be able to support changes that occur in a business without increasing the risks associated with providing excellent customer service, fostering innovation, and engaging with an enterprise’s stakeholders.
As the corporate landscape becomes increasingly mobile,
and workers collaborate across a growing range of devices,
organizations are implementing an agile and secure unified
communications infrastructure. Active deployment of UC
technology solutions has been on the rise among
enterprises; however, adoption among midsize businesses
has been notably slower. Yet in seeking ways to do more
with less, midsize organizations are increasingly turning to
the cloud and converged networks to provide UC solutions.
Experience the flexibility of cloud-based collaboration, which can help businesses like yours to more quickly deploy applications to promote productivity. The Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) offers highly secure collaboration solutions for public, private, and hybrid clouds from partners delivering Cisco Powered cloud services.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Dec 18, 2014
In the next few years we shall see explosive growth in the use of video conferencing as a fundamental tool for businesses to enhance communication and collaboration between employees, partners and customers. The technology has developed considerably from early adopters to its current form of mass market roll-out. It’s anticipated that nearly half of information workers will have some type of personal video solution in 2016, up from just 15% today. With video conferencing becoming a core component of IT infrastructure that enables communication and collaboration, businesses will be looking to providers of telephony, business applications and network infrastructure services to include this capability as part of their offering. This report will examine the basic components of the technology, considerations for deploying video conferencing solutions, and will introduce the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform to readers
UC combines voice, email, instant messaging (IM), audio conferencing, and video conferencing with presence awareness to immediately locate and contact individuals. HP's collaborative and modular approach to UC increases business productivity, reduces risks, and reduces telecommunications costs, helping you reach people more effectively, and helping your customers and partners reach you. Learn more
Just like your business, technology never stops advancing. Each year, there are new ways that technology can automate processes, lower costs, and enhance customer and employee satisfaction - all with the goal of increasing revenue! And while it can be difficult to change how your business works, leaving old methods behind and embracing new technology can help lead your business to more success and growth.
The technology landscape in the financial services sector is vast, ranging from cutting-edge to mission-critical, each having an impact on the industry as a whole. Customer-facing services and back-end operations alike are seeing real benefits from innovation, including greater efficiencies and higher levels of customer satisfaction.
The rate at which technology is evolving is increasing almost exponentially. In the business sector, hardware has given way to software-defined everything, while many on-premises technologies are now offered as a service. Much of the advances in technology over the last few years have been the direct result of the growing ubiquity of the cloud and faster connectivity speeds, both of which have enabled companies to adopt digital transformation technologies to help them work smarter and more efficiently.
Published By: Backupify
Published Date: Jul 15, 2013
The benefits of moving to the cloud are numerous. Someone else now handles server and application setup, configuration, and system management, reducing personnel costs and increasing convenience and access for your employees. Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps for Business are both comprehensive office productivity and communication tools for businesses looking to move to the cloud. But the two solutions have significant differences. This resource provides a breakdown of the differences and demonstrates each solution’s strengths to help guide decision-makers based on their company’s priorities and needs.
Over the past two decades, the conferencing and collaboration industry has introduced a series of enterprise communications offerings that address these challenges by enabling voice, video, and data collaboration at a distance – saving customers time and money, fostering team collaboration, and improving employee work-life balance. More recently, video conferencing and collaboration solutions have moved to the "cloud," giving customers cost effective, scalable, and more flexible purchasing options to meet their expanding communications needs.
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Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Nov 30, 2015
Que vous soyez un particulier ou une entreprise, vous devez envisager la sécurité des communications en ligne de la même manière que la sécurité physique de votre domicile ou de vos locaux. Non seulement vous vous sentirez plus en sécurité, mais vous protégerez les personnes qui visitent votre domicile, vos locaux, ou votre site Web. Il est essentiel que vous compreniez bien les risques potentiels, puis que vous vous assuriez que vous êtes intégralement protégé contre ceux-ci. Dans le monde en évolution rapide des technologies informatiques, il n'est pas toujours facile de se tenir au courant des toutes dernières avancées. Pour cette raison, il peut être sage de s'associer à une société de solutions de sécurité Internet possédant une solide réputation.
The digital service revolution is well underway. For communications service providers (CSPs), it means going beyond traditional voice and data and upgrading their entire digital communications infrastructure. Research shows enterprise-class organizations are allocating heavy dollars towards communications solutions and prefer a single provider for digital services. This is a massive opportunity for CSPs to expand their services, generate more revenue, grow profit and increase market share. However, the majority of enterprises reported not receiving a consistently excellent experience with their most recent service contract. As a result, many switch to new providers. CSPs are losing credibility and the loyalty of their customers because of legacy and traditional systems that constrain their ability to act quickly. Enterprises are looking for CSPs who understand their complex business and can offer a full portfolio of digital services with quality and creativity to meet their needs. Dow
This paper provides an overview of opportunities and benefits of business communications integration and includes two "before and after" scenarios - one in financial services and one in healthcare - that demonstrate how IBM clients have benefited from integrated business communications.
As a small to midsize business owner, you understand that in order to grow, you need to be able to communicate and collaborate with people, quickly and easily. But you have limited budgets and IT resources. You want security-rich solutions that will extend your assets, improve operating efficiencies and grow as your company grows. IBM offers you reliable solutions that can help you compete with your larger counterparts.
Fax servers promise easier administration and cheaper faxing but most deployments fail to meet their goals because of unexpected, ongoing costs and unpredictable capacity needs. This paper offers information on why outsourced fax services eliminate the time, effort and cost issues associated with fax servers, but retain all of the same functionality.
Organization seeking to reduce expense while improve the reliability and capacity of their business faxing are adopting Internet fax service at a record rate. Find out how Internet-based fax solutions enable you to send and receive faxes using your existing e-mail infrastructure and the Web.
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