While the cloud model is gaining popularity as a business communications solution, there remain a number of key objections that can postpone or disrupt cloud migration. Some of the common objections revolve around uncertainties related to cost, time and the scope of implementing a cloud-based solution. When making the decision to upgrade, it’s helpful to weed out some of the misconceptions floating around. So here are a few of the big ones.
Don't Be Caught Short
There's an old business adage, penny wise and pound foolish, that never seems to go out of date. The reason is simple - it's as true today as when it was first written. At present, many managers of older unified communications systems are hesitant to invest in new equipment, citing budget as their major concern. If this sounds familiar, then it's time to analyze the cost of remaining static versus the value of moving the company forward.
The definition of collaboration can vary depending on who you talk to, how critical it is to their organization, and other considerations. I propose a broad but simple definition:
In the IT industry, Gartner guides the way. Especially for mid-sized and public sector organizations that can little afford their own technology futurists, Gartner’s analysis can offer a flashlight in the dark. In this leadership brief, we leverage their excellent perspective on Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration technology (HCS) to explain why NWN’s hosted voice and hosted video solution is a leader in the field.
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