Enterprises around the world are getting serious about integrating video conferencing as an everyday communication tool. Technology improvements along with high speed IP networks are reducing travel, improving communications at the office, and allowing employees to telecommute all through video conferencing. However, for some, these video conferencing solutions still seem too costly and confusing to set up, operate, and manage. Here are some guidelines for implementing a unified communication strategy at your business.
One of the most important benefits to people using telecommunication is the ability to connect with anyone, anywhere, at any time. Having interconnectivity and interoperability (the ability for any device to work with any other device) is important. If a partner is calling in from FaceTime on their iPhone from the airport, it is critical that this works with your Polycom room system.
The rise of the BOYD (bring-your-own-device) trend has made interoperability a must. Users want the device of their choice to connect over any network with anyone. BOYD has also freed companies from owning and maintaining. In return, BOYD has made it critical for companies to invest in mobile video conferencing solutions.
A great way to bring in these mobile solutions is to implement Cloud services. This provides a means for BOYD professionals to communicate and function without having expensive on-premises infrastructure, multiple gateways and bridges. A great resource to use is Solutionz Prime Call Cloud Gateway. This allows mobile, desktop, and enterprise grade systems to communicate effectively and securely.