Cloud or on-premise? On-premise or cloud? This debate might seem played out at this point, but the choice between on-premise and cloud-based conferencing solutions is one that more and more companies are being forced to make. And although you might think you know exactly where you stand on this particular issue, it never hurts to take a fresh look at it.
The Appeal Of On-Premise Solutions
With more and more of our lives (both in the workplace and beyond) moving into the cloud, it might seem inevitable that on-premise solutions will go the way of the dinosaur, but that’s not necessarily the case. For many companies, an on-premise solution is the ideal conferencing and collaboration option.
An on-premise solution gives IT departments total control over equipment, which means upgrades and updates happen on your own time frame, and maintenance is left to the discretion of professionals in your organization who know exactly what the company needs and when.
For organizations (military, medical, government) that traffic in sensitive and confidential information, on-premises solutions are ideally suited for ensuring the strictest security and privacy.
The Benefits Of The Cloud
Perhaps the greatest benefit of a cloud-based conferencing solution is the immediate relief of IT stress. A cloud conferencing service like Prime Call Cloud UC will have you up and running with collaboration tools immediately. Forget about installing equipment and running cables and running updates--it’s already all there in the cloud.
Another cloud bonus is flexibility. Prime Call Cloud UC offers plans on a subscription basis, so you won’t pay for anything you don’t need. And as your company grows or shrinks, so to can your Prime Call subscription. More established companies can invest in an on-premise solution, secure in the confidence that business will be steady, but for fledgling organizations, a cloud-based solution’s elasticity accounts for future uncertainty.
And just in case you’re worried about how a cloud-based conferencing solution will get along with various endpoints, rest easy knowing that solutions like Prime Call Cloud UC boast total interoperability. Those inside and outside of your organization who use video systems by LifeSize, Polycom, Cisco and Avaya (to name a few) will still be able to connect with you.
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