Organisations can evaluate the system as they go
Cambridge (PRWEB UK) 25 February 2013
Communications specialist C3 have announced they are offering complimentary network environment reviews for new customers for a limited period of time starting 25th February.
The general networks’ view is that UC (Unified Communications) demands a vendor-specific approach – from the network up – to deliver full potential from a UC system.
The application approach, on the other hand, has a perception that UC should run across any network/ voice system, regardless of the vendor.
Marketing Manager Katie Matthews from Communications Specialist C3 says, "In reality, an open software-based approach enables organisations to migrate at their own pace and implement the UC applications that make most sense to their business and user-base. Working in this way means that organisations can evaluate the system as they go, leverage existing infrastructure investments, and maintain control Return On Investment (ROI)."
Matthews goes on to say, "All too often businesses are encouraged to roll out an all in one vendor solution and a significant proportion of the system is never used. Integrating best of breed applications means that organisations reap the productivity benefits they were expecting from a UC system, whilst managing change at a pace that suits the organisation."
Matthews recommends companies ask any potential UC vendor if they use SIP and also publish their interfaces to ensure that the UC applications are IT ready and can fit into any IT architecture.
Taking an open-standards, multi-vendor approach gives organisations the flexibility to adopt a wide variety of applications from specialised best of breed suppliers who can offer strong technological leadership and more advanced solutions.
The University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford are just two C3 clients benefiting from a best of breed approach to unified communications. Both have deployed C3 Unified Messaging, IVR Call Handling, Voice-mail and Conferencing on their Cisco infrastructure enabling them to leverage existing investments, expand customisation opportunities and develop bespoke applications. C3 also supports flexible deployment options whether on premise, cloud or hybrid solutions. From 25th February for a limited time companies can contact C3 for a complimentary review of their existing network.