Cloud technology helps companies access the latest innovations at a reduced cost compared to legacy systems. This applies not only to the acquisition of new cloud software options, but in broader terms, too, with businesses finding that the Everything as a Service (XaaS) model serves them well in a variety of areas. The same is true for cloud unified communications (UC), which is a growing market alongside other cloud solutions.
The traditional private branch exchange (PBX) phone system that has been the sole communications tool for many enterprises is making way for better and more cost-efficient technology.
The cloud UC market is growing. Cloud UC offers a variety of cloud PBX options, with the added benefit of additional communications tools like video conferencing in a VoIP format. Companies are increasingly adopting cloud UC solutions, with Software Advice finding that 57 percent of buyers are interested in switching to a VoIP cloud PBX.
Attracting the best talent is critical. Outdated systems don’t tend to attract star performers, so the adoption of cloud UC is effective in demonstrating a company’s commitment to progressive, innovative solutions in technology. The Millennial generation in particular, which is expected to dominate the workforce in the next few years, is accustomed to effortlessly interacting with cloud technology. The use of a traditional PBX system may tip off a candidate that your company is not committed to investing in technology to support a competitive edge.
Cloud PBX allows you to slash costs. Traditional PBX systems came with a heavy installation cost. Cloud UC not only costs little to deploy, but the ongoing costs decrease as the technology improves. Your maintenance and upgrade costs are also eliminated when you use cloud UC to replace your legacy PBX system.
Cloud UC supports remote access. The addition of remote employees to any company advances the need for a unified communications model. From easy, real-time communication to video conferencing, companies are able to disregard geography in hiring decisions when they have access to cloud UC. Businesses save on travel expenses because teams can collaborate from wherever they are.
When it’s time to implement cloud UC, talk with Enterprise Visions. We can help you envision your future and determine the best cloud solutions to support it.