Unified Communications

Unified communications as a service (UCaaS) has grown in popularity. Many of the solutions are cloud-based, creating an inherent flexibility. Plus, they centralize various forms of communication, making it easier for employees to collaborate using their preferred approaches.   The benefits of UCaaS became incredibly clear in the early days of COVID-19. Companies that had these solutions in place adapted more quickly to the situation, particularly if...

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A service-level agreement (SLA) is a critical part of any service-related business contract. They define crucial aspects of the arrangement. In the case of unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS), an SLA could outline a variety of service conditions, including uptime minimums, time-to-repair standards, and other performance-related guarantees.   Creating a strong UCaaS SLA can be a challenging and daunting task. Many providers offer basic service agreements, covering topics like...

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When companies need more effective communication and collaboration mechanisms, it’s hard to beat unified communications (UC) solutions. UC brings together multiple modalities, centralizing discussions, file sharing, and more under a single umbrella. However, even as more organizations embrace mobility, mobile UC is not a universal priority.   Why Mobile UC Needs to Be a Priority   Mobile devices – including smartphones and tablets – are staples in many businesses....

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Unified communications as a Service (UCaaS) provides companies with a broad selection of benefits. Along with being a cost-effective way to implement and maintain critical communications, UCaaS solutions support mobility and combine a set of features in a single platform, increasing usability. When you opt for private cloud UCaaS, you experience additional benefits beyond what public cloud implementations offer.   Here is a look at the benefits...

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How people communicate seemingly changes on a daily basis. Not long ago, a standard telephone (and handy POTS line) was “the” way to reach a business. Now, even PBXs are on the way out thanks to VoIP, smartphones, and UC / UCaaS platforms.   Today, companies are increasingly expecting more from communication services. As a result, Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) is becoming the preferred approach. It’s flexible, scalable,...

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The landscape of business communication is continuing to shift. Instead of being a separate service, companies are continuing to view communication mechanisms as features; something that can be embedded and integrated into other solutions to increase efficiency. Embedded video is one of the most sought-after options, particularly for businesses that embrace modern unified communications (UC) strategies.   Embedded Video and Interpersonal Communications in Modern UC   Video communications of...

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Communication is a critical part of any company’s success. The ability to collaborate effectively led to the rise of unified communications (UC), an approach that centralizes a variety of communications tools into a single platform.   Over recent years, UC offerings have become increasingly robust, integrating more features, functions, and capabilities to promote better communication within organizations. However, emerging technologies have the potential to reshape UC, allowing...

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Unified communications (UC) can be a game changer when it comes to productivity and convenience. It centralizes your communications tools, allowing employees to access a single program whenever they need to share or discuss information.   When you invest in a new UC platform, you may expect to experience the productivity benefits almost instantly. However, when you don’t see a significant return on investment (ROI) immediately, it...

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When it comes to having a top-notch unified communications system for your organization, having certain details covered during the deployment phase is a must. Without a proper examination of your organization and a notable amount of care when implementing a new solution, a deployment can quickly go off the rails.   Additionally, if the necessary planning isn’t handled in advanced, the odds that the final result of...

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Shifting from the old way of exchanging information to a unified communications (UC) platform requires planning. At the core of that plan must be a robust UC strategy.   One of the benefits of UC is its interconnected nature. A variety of communications, ranging from instant messaging to video conferencing, call all take place through a single platform. This arrangement is incredibly convenient, but UC often requires...

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