As an executive in your enterprise, you’re tasked with choosing a communication system that will excel in performance but also make financial sense. You must work with your internal IT teams to decide how to fill existing communication gaps and improve lackluster interaction between company locations, and then present your solution to the executive team for approval.
What is driving your move to cloud-based unified communications?
Staffing Shortages Are Making it Difficult to Maintain Current Services
Staff cuts, attrition and skills gaps in an IT department can negatively impact your level of service for voice, data and video. You may be looking to fill those gaps without hiring additional staff.
Your Enterprise is Expanding
Opening new locations can be challenging, but also provides an opportunity to revamp your communications infrastructure. A cloud-based platform will allow you to scale easily, avoiding potential expenses like interoffice communications charges, while delivering a consistent set of services across the enterprise.
You Have Recently Undergone a Merger or Acquisition
After a merger or acquisition, it is common for an enterprise to be faced with maintaining varied communications networks and systems. Cloud-based systems can easily fit into heterogeneous environments, saving you the cost of “ripping-and-replacing” those networks.
You Plan to Divest a Business Unit
Companies looking to divest a business group or division have to separate out corporate data and communications networks – in many cases, the most cost-effective approach is to replace the current infrastructure with a fully-managed solution that can be deployed without heavy capital investment and with minimal impact on the day-to-day running of the business.