Five Ways Unified Communications Keeps Pace with Your Business

Email     |     Share  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Next Five Ways Unified Communications Keeps Pace with Your Business-2 Next

Flexible Deployment Options

The increasing use of hosted or cloud-based phone systems, along with the general trend toward unified communications as a service (UCaaS), has sparked a debate within the communications industry as to the preferred deployment method for business phone systems: cloud or on-premises.

Advice: It's generally understood that each has its benefits and challenges, and the industry has seemingly arrived at a consensus as to which key factors play into the decision for the best solution. For on-premises, the key factors are centralized workforce, telecommunications expense handled with capital investment, in-house IT staff, and customization requirements. For cloud, they are distributed workforce/office layout, IT staff limited or completely outsourced, spending resources on phone system management not a priority, and telecommunications expense predictable — billed monthly.

With this continuously evolving business landscape, companies must understand the need for flexibility in order to be successful and thrive. Systems and technologies need to be in place that not only meet these extreme market conditions, but continue to protect and prepare businesses for the changes that are coming down the road. Having to use systems that don't have the capability to adapt can force a company into a corner — making it difficult, if not impossible, to compete.

There is no greater need for flexibility than in a company's communications system. In the past, companies were forced to make extremely large investments in traditional phone systems, only to get stuck with out-of-date features, huge support fees, and no easy (or affordable) way out. With the appropriate planning and right solution, a communications system — whether a hosted VoIP or premises-based system — can deliver powerful, customer-centric functionality with the flexibility needed to keep up with change.

In this slideshow, Digium shares five ways a unified communications (UC) business phone system can help companies thrive in today's competitive climate.


Related Topics : Verizon Wireless, Nortel, Cox Communications, Transport Layer Security, IPTV

More Slideshows

Telecom1-190x128.jpg Solving 5 Common Problems with Traditional Phone Systems

Five problems your traditional phone system will eventually experience and how VoIP can solve each one. ...  More >>

KoreCommMilestones0x The Evolution of Communication Technology

Today, newer advancements like texting and messaging apps have spurred even more efficiency within workplace communication. ...  More >>

IT_Man60-190x128 2016 Business Communications: Changing the Way We Work

The way we work is changing and the way we interact with our customers is changing, as 2016 is set to bring another wave of innovation. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.