The construction industry isn’t a normal 9-5 desk job for the majority of the over 2.1 million people who work in the sector. It is about getting hands-on to take those projects from the blueprint to the physical landscape. However, the construction industry is traditionally time-poor and logistically challenged. This is exactly what has prompted the move to digital construction. Modern collaboration tools can help to overcome these common barriers. Reap the benefits of technology from the Cisco IP phone range and Webex Teams to drive innovation, cut costs, save time and bring dispersed teams together. Research from the McKinsey Global Institute Report found that unified communications can help increase construction workplace efficiency by up to 25%.
Functionality over fuss
A building site needs an office which should be portable, compact and complete with the technology needed to operate efficiently. This, of course, includes a phone system. The Cisco IP phone 7800 series delivers a cost-effective solution for companies of any size. All models in the 7800 series support the latest security enhancements with both on-premise infrastructure or cloud-delivered services.
Tick the box for corporate and social responsibility with the Cisco IP phone range. Each phone supports Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Class 1 and Cisco’s EnergyWise™ and it is also Energy Star certified. So, you can ensure your construction company is being environmentally friendly too.
Freedom to move
Get the calls to you, not your handset, with the Cisco IP 8800 phone series. Selected models come with Cisco’s Intelligent Proximity for mobile voice. This allows you to seamlessly transfer calls from desktop to mobile within your Wireless LAN whilst maintaining high-quality, secure VoiP communication. If you are looking for a cost-effective entry into video collaboration, the 8800 series can fit the bill here too. Selected models support 720p HD video collaboration with integration with your personal mobile.
Keep in touch no matter where you are
The heart of unified communications is staying in touch, regardless of your location. A construction company will have key players based across different locations, offices or third party suppliers, such as builders merchants or architects. Cisco solutions can bring them all together at the touch of a button on a crystal clear and secure line. Models within the Cisco IP phone ranges can work with the Cisco Expressway. This offers people outside of your firewall a remote and single sign-on to your collaboration tools. This all happens whilst keeping security as tight as it should be. It also utilises the latest encryption available. This is a powerful tool which will create the right professional impression with your business partners.
Research shows that 91% of employees believe that digital technology will benefit the way they work. So, the construction sector has a lot to gain from digital transformation. By embracing technology, the construction industry can streamline and simplify the lives of everyone whilst upping the end game – productivity.
The team here at eaziUC will do this for your company, no matter what the sector. Our webinar on unified communications in the construction industry is on the 17th of July at 11 a.m. with Collaboration Specialist Alex Griffiths. Book your place here.