(By Info-Tech Analyst Jayanth Angl - Printed with permission from Processor magazine www.processor.com).
Implementing a UC (unified communications) platform won't solve all your problems. However, if your organization is dispersed across multiple locations and is burdened by heavy travel expenses, UC can make a lot of sense.
Not Unified Yet? You're Not Alone
In the world of enterprise technology marketing, UC is king. Does UC offer value for the typical enterprise? Sure. Moving toward a consolidated communications infrastructure and end-user toolset—integrated with valuable presence information—makes practical sense to most IT and business leaders. But realistically, the jump from today to tomorrow is still a big and particularly expensive one for most organizations.