‘Going green’ is not just a fad or a clever marketing ploy. It makes social, environmental and business sense on every level. A good business is one that is always looking to increase efficiency and profitability, and unified communications is one way of achieving that (plus a whole host of other benefits!)
There’s just no substitute for meeting face to face sometimes. Other times, virtual meeting tools and telepresence can really fill the void in communication that is sometimes felt through a phone call. With unified communications and high definition telepresence technologies you can conduct training and business meetings in a much more satisfying and effective manner, often eliminating the need to travel altogether. Until you have experienced a telepresence meeting it is hard to appreciate just how amazing the technology is. Much more than a simple video link, it emulates a face to face interaction with an incredible degree of authenticity.
As business travel is responsible for a large portion of greenhouse emissions this is already having a significant impact on the environment, and saving businesses a huge amount of time and money. Not only that, but it helps employees to achieve a healthier work-life balance, reducing stress levels, improving employee retention and increasing job satisfaction.
Telepresence can also give your employees increased flexibility to work from home or anywhere else they choose. Helping to further increase productivity whilst decreasing your carbon footprint.
Unified communications systems provide direct energy savings through improved efficiency. Consolidating several independent systems into one unified communications system saves on cooling and energy consumption. Another benefit is the physical space that is saved in doing so.
Whether your business provides B2B services or products, or deals directly with the public, unified communications is the future. Customers expect multiple avenues of contact, and expect a certain level of efficiency that is far easier to achieve with unified communications.
Failure to keep up is to give your competitors the advantage. In today's fast paced world even huge multi-nationals can fall if they fail to adopt new technologies quickly enough. If you haven’t already upgraded there has never been a better time to do so.