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Focus Experts' Guide: Unified Communications

Source: Focus Research
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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Unified Communications Guide: Staying On-Premise or Going to the Cloud
Source: Ziff Davis Whether your company has recently migrated from legacy telephony to VoIP or whether it has been on the VoIP path for some time, consideration of unified communications UC makes sense. While some businesses will be perfectly happy moving over to VoIP, others will want the richer set of benefits that come with UC. Once the decision to go with UC has been made, businesses have to choose between retaining their premise-based environment for communications applications and adopting cloud-based UC. This guide will help you to evaluate these options, and give a review of the market landscape of UC providers. Read More...
Unified Communications Guide: The Business Case for Unified Communications in the Contact Center
Source: Ziff Davis One of the most important trends these days in unified communications (UC) is extending these capabilities to the contact center. Generally in the past, UC deployments have been focused on employee communications, but contact center agents utilize many UC features and a strong business case can be made for implementing UC in your contact center. This guide addresses the main considerations to support this business case for companies of all sizes. Read More...
How to Choose Between VoIP and Unified Communications
Source: Ziff Davis Both voice of IP (VoIP) and unified communications (UC) represent large leaps forward from legacy telephony. This white paper reviews five key considerations covering the full gamut of stakeholders to make an informed decision to deploy either VoIP or UC. Read More...


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Unified Communications Guide: The Business Case for Unified Communications in the Contact Center
Source: Ziff Davis One of the most important trends these days in unified communications (UC) is extending these capabilities to the contact center. Generally in the past, UC deployments have been focused on employee communications, but contact center agents utilize many UC features and a strong business case can be made for implementing UC in your contact center. This guide addresses the main considerations to support this business case for companies of all sizes. Read More...
Enterprise Unified Communications Comparison Guide
Source: Ziff Davis This handy grid gives you an at-a-glance comparison of six leading enterprise unified communications providers—including Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, and ShoreTel—and breaks down the basic pricing, messaging and conferencing features, and the telephony and mobile features you need to make an informed buying decision. Read More...
2011 Trends Report: Unified Communications
Source: Focus Research As a set of products that provides a consistent, unified user interface and experience across multiple devices, unified communications (UC) is poised to become more widespread in the enterprise. How will IM, video, telephony, and other elements of UC change in the coming year? In this guide, experts Jon Arnold, Mike Barnes, Nicole Hayward, Dave Michels, and Blair Pleasant share their predictions for unified communications. Read More...

 
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