Focus Experts' Guide: Unified Communications

The term "unified communications" (UC) is prone to market confusion, as it is often misapplied by vendors and misused by analysts. The goal of this Experts’ Guide is to get past the technology conundrum and marketing hype, in order to offer a clearer understanding of UC essentials, including essential advice on how to analyze your UC needs, and a how-to-buy guide that analyzes solution, cost, and vendor considerations.

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