Advantages of a Standards Based Unified Communications Strategy
Wednesday August 31, 2011 TIME: 2:00pm ET/ 11:00am ET

Historically, unified communications (UC) vendors have used proprietary technologies and protocols in developing their UC solutions, this means pairing server level infrastructure with strictly defined client software and/or hardware for end users accessing the system. This was a complete rip and replace proposition for companies, and although, the end results were the business benefits that unified communications provides, there was often allot of pain to get there in the way of training and user adoption resistance or issues – we all know that end users do not like change. Now, this model is changing rapidly as organizations of all shapes and sizes, from SMB to Enterprise, realize some of the limitations that this inherently presents. A new breed of unified communications solutions is offering an alternative to this by supporting a standards based approach which offers a much wider compatibility with clients, phones and mobile devices. This delivers the core UC benefits of improved operational efficiency, user productivity gains, and reduced cost of ownership, in a platform agnostic approach – but eliminates that pain to get there.

What Attendees will learn:
  • Why a standards based approach and strategy to their UC deployment will give them more flexibility to grow the system as their needs evolve.
  • The incredible cost benefits that a standards based UC solution will deliver, as much as 300-400% ROI in year one often times.
  • Why they won’t trade any compliance, security, or governance aspects when choosing a standards based solution – in fact, they’ll get there more easily.

Who should attend:
  • Any IT manager or administrator who is researching a UC solution for their organization
  • Business owners who want to learn about what a UC solution can do for their business
  • Network Operations
  • Any c-level executive – CTO, CIO, CFO, or CEO who wants to investigate a top down solution for their organization to improve operations, and reduce the cost of their IT
John O Cooper 5th
Director of North American Sales / IceWarp

John oversees all technical sales, and marketing for IceWarp North America and has been with the company for 6 years. Over his time at IceWarp, and with the diverse set of customers they service, he has acquired a unique perspective on the challenges companies face in evaluating, choosing, and deploying communications and collaboration solutions. He has worked to develop awareness in the North American market, and globally, of new and better strategies for organizations to evolve the way they do business, and build their business processes, around these strategies. John has been published in several leading technology publications and is considered a thought leader in the unified communications space, and he has a BA in business from Georgetown.

Stefanie Mosca
Web editor TMCnet

Stefanie Mosca is a Web editor for TMCnet. Previously she worked as a freelance copy editor for Digital Surgeons LLC. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of New Haven.

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