(PRWEB UK) 18 February 2013
Since it has been around for some time, many people think that Unified Communications (UC) – the integration of real-time communication services (such as instant messaging, telephony, video conferencing and data sharing) with non-real-time communication services (such as e-mail, SMS and fax) – is far from something to get excited about.
365iT Services advise however that UC has advanced over the years, and can be considered a key player that delivers excellent advantages to the increasingly complex enterprise environment which demands multi-functional collaboration.
If used in a strategic way, UC can streamline and transform a business by effectively connecting individuals, teams and information so that productivity is enhanced like never before. These are the top two benefits that expertly deployed Unified Communications can deliver:
Effective Collaboration and Dissemination of Information
UC facilitates the instant sharing of information to create a tightly knit network of professionals within an organisation that have the expertise they need at their fingertips. For example, in the case of a new employee joining the company, they can be set up with a profile that quickly allows them access to the right contacts and information that would previously have taken months to absorb through a series of induction courses. Expanding from there, UC allows virtual workgroups and teams-on-demand to hit the ground running.
Business Productivity and Growth through Enterprise Social Software
Knowledge-sharing successfully drives productivity and innovation within a business. With Unified Communications technology, employees can access and share video collaboration tools on-demand as easily as making a phone call. Mobile devices can become extensions of the corporate network, so that people can be highly productive from any location.
365iT further advise that while Unified Communications can be the ultimate solution to business growth and productivity, the right technology platform and expertise is needed during deployment for UC to deliver on its platinum promise.
One of the leading global providers of UC or collaboration technology is Cisco, of which 365iT are a certified Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialist Partner. Their WebEx Social platform effectively combines social networking, content creation and real-time communications into a single medium.
The Unified Communications Expo is being held on the 5th and 6th March this year at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London. Enterprises who are interested in learning more about the benefits that UC can bring to their individual business will have the opportunity to watch live demonstrations of game-changing technologies, attend cutting-edge seminars and talk to industry-leading experts, among them 365iT Services, who will be on hand at stand A117.
Peter Howells, Managing Director at http://www.365itservices.co.uk/, concluded: “365iT believe that UC will be one of the primary applications deployed across the Cloud within the next 18 months. As a Unified Communications and Cloud specialist, we are pleased to be well positioned to deliver these solutions to our clients.”
For immediate information about Unified Communications solutions, visit the dedicated section at the 365iT website, or contact their team directly on 0845 5055 365.