Five Ways Unified Communications Keeps Pace with Your Business

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Hybrid

As you see, the UC industry has generally agreed upon the key factors to be considered when determining whether a company should deploy its next phone system in the cloud or on-premises. But what happens if a company doesn't clearly fit into one of those nice buckets?

Advice: A hybrid solution deploys on-premises to provide the corporate office the scalability and customization required and in a hosted environment to deliver the exact same user experience to the company's remote locations and individual employees. On-premises and hosted can be peered together to act as one big system, connecting employees together regardless of their work location.

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past, companies were forced to make extremely large investments in traditional phone systems, only to get stuck with out-of-date features, huge support fees, and no easy (or affordable) way out.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