Work With Me: Making Collaboration Tools Work (Unify white paper)

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New research shows that beyond a good ROI for technology and services, collaboration has clear correlations with business performance, says UC and collaboration vendor Unify.

The workforce is becoming more geographically dispersed, separating co-workers, customers and suppliers. But employees still need to work together without spending all of their valuable time travelling and losing productivity.

Judging by all the media buzz surrounding collaboration technologies, it’s easy to assume that simply getting your hands on voice-, web- and videoconferencing technologies means you’ve got all the bases covered. But that’s not the reality.

New research, set out in this white paper, shows the criticality of integrating communications with commonly used business tools. And real-world user adoption is vital to ROI.

For some businesses, questions over adopting collaboration tools can be confused by the debate over whether to replace the current communications infrastructure with a UC and collaboration framework, or whether legacy systems can be augmented with new capabilities, enabling a more gradual evolution.

The aim of this white paper produced by Unify is provide both insight and an information framework to aid in the successful planning and deployment of collaboration solutions that work.

You can download it here: WP_Work With Me

About Author

Chris Middleton

Chris Middleton is a widely respected business and technology journalist, author, and magazine editor. In recent years he has been Editor of Computing (where he remains Consulting Editor); co-founder and Managing Editor of Professional Outsourcing – a magazine he developed from scratch and grew to be the leading magazine in its field; Editor of CBR in its most successful year; and co-founder and launch Editor of Sourcingfocus.com. Today, he is co-Director of EastwoodMiddleton Publishing, and founder, designer, and Editor in Chief of Strategist magazine (UK), the boardroom magazine that provides strategic insight for business leaders, and of its mobile-first digital edition at www.iamtheStrategist.com. He is also co-founding Editor of Child Internet Safety magazine, and a contributing Editor of Diginomica.com. Over the years Chris has also written for, among many others, The Guardian, The Times, the BBC, and Computer Weekly. He is the author of several successful books on digital media, and a commissioning editor of more than 50 books.