All for One: Benefits
When you place multiple IT resources on one pipe, you have only one pipe to manage. This reduces administration costs and eliminates several "line" items in your IT budget, such as those for serial cards that interface voice and data and separate telephone lines to the desktop.
While you're moving to one pipe, you can easily add video. There's a videoconferencing system for everyone, no matter what the size of the organization or budget. Voice, together with video, puts speakers in the same virtual room. Videoconferencing eliminates bad conference calls resulting from disparate or old phone systems and will wake up inattentive remote staffers (they'll think twice before multitasking during your conferences).
2005 Survivor's Guide
2014 State of Unified Communications If you thought consumerization killed UC, think again: 70% of our 488 respondents have or plan to put systems in place. Of those, 34% will roll UC out to 76% or more of their user base. And there’s some good news for UCaaS providers.
6 UC Trends to Watch InformationWeek’s 2014 Unified Communications Survey shows a revitalized market; 77% of 488 respondents have deployed UC or plan to within 24 months. Among those deploying or with plans, internal IT owns this tech: 40% will keep UC completely on premises vs. 3% going all cloud. For hybrid setups, 24% are primarily on premises vs. 17% mostly cloud.