From the monthly archives: January, 2013

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Unified Communication–What Questions Do I Need to Ask?

You run a business. You run a successful business. You run a successful business but you want to streamline costs without any detriment to your service offering. In fact if possible, you want to IMPROVE your service offering but you want to spend less money. In the past, anyone with half a brain would have thought you were crazy. Surely the only way to grow a business is by throwing money at it in the hope that you will sell more of whatever it is you sell that will in turn enable you to sit on a beach drinking cocktails while the business runs itself? It’s a lovely theory but in reality, there are thousands of former business owners who did exactly that and who are now driving minicabs. Today, it’s accepted that businesses need to spend less but produce more and while Unified Communications (UC) can’t do much about petrol costs and airport surcharges, it does have the remarkable ability to dramatically reduce your business’s operating costs, especially where IT is concerned, but also in terms of reducing ...

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Unified Communications – How Much Will UC Cost Your Business?

In a nutshell, we have absolutely no idea. Now we know that’s not necessarily what you want to hear from your IT support company so let’s justify that first sentence. If someone asked you how much a new car cost, your answer could range from £5,995 for the James May-coveted Dacia Sandero all the way up to the business end of £1.7m for a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. The both do essentially the same job, i.e. they will be you from point A to point B but one does it in opulent luxury encased in carbon fibre with ceramic brakes, titanium and magnesium everywhere, 1,200 horsepower and two x four litre V8 engines bolted together with four turbochargers getting you there at 267 mph. The other one, well…doesn’t. What this means is that if you want a new car and you have more than six thousand but less than one point seven million to spend, you have to look around and find a car that suits your budget and lifestyle and is big enough to accommodate kids if you ever decide to have them. The same goes for Unified Com ...

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Unified Communications – BYOD – A Security Risk Or As Safe As Houses?

As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device is a corporate strategy that allows employees to use their own devices (phones, tablets, laptops etc.) for work purposes. There are a number of benefits of implementing a strategy of this type – · It empowers employees to choose the most appropriate device for the work they do · Employees become more productive due to the familiarity of their own device · Mobile working becomes a lot easier to manage · A more gratifying work experience will help your business to recruit and retain the best employees · The burden is eased on IT departments in terms of procurement, endpoint management and budgets The focus of this article is on security. How secure is it to allow your staff, whether office-based or mobile, to use their own laptops, smartphones or tablets? Naturally, the number one concern for corporate CTOs, IT Directors and business owners is sensitive business data falling into the wrong hands, or devices getting lost or stolen. ...

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Unified Communications – BYOD – Can We Get Rid Of Our Corporate Mobile Phone Contract?

Put simply, BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device is a corporate strategy that allows employees to use their own devices (phones, tablets, laptops etc.) for work purposes. There are a number of benefits of implementing a strategy of this type – It empowers employees to choose the most appropriate device for the work they do Employees become more productive due to the familiarity of their own device Mobile working becomes a lot easier to manage A more gratifying work experience will help your business to recruit and retain the best employees The burden is eased on IT departments in terms of procurement, endpoint management and budgets In a later article we will focus on the perceived security risks inherent in allowing employees to use their own phones, tablets and laptops but this article is about reducing costs. There are plenty of companies who allow their staff to supplement corporate-owned hardware with personal devices and some go further and have started to eliminate corp ...

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How Is Unified Communications Different To What We Have Right Now?

Here at ITbuilder, the take-up of Unified Communications is growing month by month and the reasons are two-fold. First, when we speak to clients about their IT infrastructure (and we do so on a regular basis), we never go into full-on ‘sales’ mode but we will always make suggestions as to how we feel their IT can be improved. Second, we are getting more and more inquiries from existing clients and those who have been recommended to us asking what UC is and how it can improve their business’s communications and give them the competitive edge. If you’re in the world of IT, you will understand how important a robust and coherent UC strategy is, but for the Managing Director, the Finance Director and the staff, the reasons might not be immediately obvious. One trick that pure sales people use is to essentially scare people into buying their products or services. ‘The XYZ will be obsolete in three months and you won’t be able to get new parts for it so you better buy this brand new, expensive shiny one as a rep ...

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