Imagine this: you, your team and your boss are all sold on the benefits of unified communications to improve your working life. You’re not alone – there are predictions of a 20% uplift in introducing unified communications this year. But, what’s next? How do you make the move from old technology to a digital transformation?
No matter the size of your organisation, you will have certain boxes to tick on introducing unified communications. But, with expert guidance, you can easily make the transition and reap the benefits. Here’s some key considerations which will help to ensure a smooth process.
The technology for you
There’s a huge range of modern collaboration tools out there. It includes business messaging apps like Cisco Spark, video conferencing tools and desktop endpoints. That said, introducing unified communications will depend on the individual requirements of your business. You may need to brainstorm with team members around the globe. Or, you may rely on reliable communication with remote teams. You could need to send large files during a meeting without leaving the discussion. Collaborative technology can do this and more.
There’s no doubt that job roles within the digital sphere are diversifying. Some companies employ Digital Transformation experts to look after everything from integration to ongoing maintenance. Uniquely, eaziUC are able to support your digital transformation end to end. Support options can include drop-in surgeries, resident technicians and training in person or through bespoke video portals.
Boss your Digital Transformation
Research has shown that the responsibility for digital transformation, such as introducing unified communications, lies with senior leaders. This is also increasing. In 2013, 69% of respondents thought upper management should look after digital priorities and this rose to 75% in 2015.
It’s important to consider the unique structure of your organisation before deciding who should lead when introducing unified communications. UC adoption needs to provide a sustainable and workable model for when modern collaboration tools are part of everyday working life.
Introducing unified communications across different locations
An advantage of introducing unified communications for your business could be cutting the need for travel. You could have teams based internationally, employees working remotely or staff regularly working from home. With modern collaboration tools, you can have a meeting with all of them from your home office. The demand for work-from-anywhere jobs also continues to increase – demand grew by 118% recently. So, by introducing unified communications, you are offering potential employees a desirable package which isn’t restricted by their location.
Introducing unified communications across several locations for your company relies on a robust business case. For example, look at the pros and cons of collaboration tools for your teams. Also, consider the costs and ROI. Consider consulting a specialist for advice on how introducing unified communications can change your working life.
The team here at eaziUC can carry out a free initial consultation to look at how introducing unified communications could work for you. Contact us for your personalised report.