Cloud-based services are making it easier than ever for businesses large and small to get up and running with conferencing and collaboration solutions, and soon we will all be conducting our affairs in the cloud. For now, though, there are plenty of companies still weighing the pros and cons of a cloud-based conferencing solution. It is for those companies that we have compiled this cheat sheet of pressing concerns. When you are looking for a cloud-based solution, consider the following four things.
With the number of different endpoints out there, you will want a cloud-based conferencing solution that allows you and your employees to connect with anyone at any time, no matter what device or video system the person on the other end of the line is using. With Prime Call Cloud UC, users can meet anyone on any device, including tablets and smart phones, and it can connect to any video system (Lifesize, Polycom, Avaya, Cisco). Additionally, guest users have access to a free desktop app for point-to-point calling.
Concerns about cloud security are legitimate, which is why you must make sure the cloud conferencing solution you choose is doing everything it can to keep your data secure. Prime Call Cloud UC is powered by StarLeaf, which uses secure and certificate-based authentication to ensure privacy. StarLeaf’s firewall traversal solution uses a single TCP port and at most one UDP port, which means you don’t have to open up multiple ports through your firewall and thereby weaken your defenses.
You don’t want to pay for anything you don’t need, but you also don’t want to commit to a conferencing solution that won’t accommodate growth. Any cloud-based conferencing solution worth investing in will contract and expand along with your needs. Prime Call Cloud UC offers flexible subscription options, so you only pay for what you need, when you need it.
At the end of the day, no matter how advanced the features or cost effective the subscription, your cloud-based conferencing and collaboration solution will live and die by the judgment of your employees. They are the ones who will be using it day after day, and if you want them on board with your cloud conferencing strategy, you have to provide them with a solution that is simple and user-friendly. Prime Call Cloud UC’s intuitive interface keeps things streamlined for everyday users, and it is consistent across all video systems, so no matter what device or system your employees are using, they will enjoy the same hassle-free experience.
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