Five Ways Unified Communications Keeps Pace with Your Business

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Flexible Work Options

According to Global Research Analytics, since 2005, the number of people with flexible work options has grown 80 percent. It is a major trend in business today.

Advice: Flexible work options offer many benefits, such as: 1) when there are fewer employees in the office, the cost of running the building drops; 2) companies that provide the means for their employees to work remotely set themselves up for success in the event of weather-related interruptions or other types of outages; 3) though there are some jobs that do not lend themselves to working remotely, it's been shown that productivity increases significantly in many job roles; 4) being able to work remotely is an attractive benefit when recruiting and hiring prospective talent; 5) employees with multiple work options typically have a higher satisfaction rate with their jobs and are more likely to stay with the company for a longer period of time.

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past, companies were forced to make extremely large investments in traditional phone systems, only to get stuck with out-of-date features, huge support fees, and no easy (or affordable) way out.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.

 

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