The massive transition away from traditional phone services and toward modern Voice over Internet Protocol business systems has had a profound impact on organizations from around the world, as well as of all sizes and in virtually every industry.
Unified communications remains as one of the most important trends in corporate computing and provisioning, as the number and diversity of tools that need to be integrated have exploded in the past few years.
Many companies will cite stronger spend management performances as a core reason for adopting unified communications solutions, and the level of savings that can come from these investments are significant.
Medical organizations have long been at the cutting edge of technological advances and deployments, but this has become especially true in the past 16 years since the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act was passed.
Unified communications has quietly become one of the hottest trends in corporate computing today, while other, more flashy movements such as cloud computing and the Internet of Things have stolen some of the spotlight.
In the past several years, more businesses and public sector agencies have adopted and launched video conferencing solutions to connect their employees and clientele regardless of where each party might be at any given time.
Unified communications solutions continue to be in high demand around the globe, with emerging markets seeing the broadest level of growth.
As is the case with any blossoming industry, the technology behind unified communications began as a bit one-dimensional, with companies only having a few options to choose from and a small level of potential applications.
The global economy is now in full swing, as businesses - especially smaller, entrepreneurial ventures - that would once have never been able to operate internationally begin to leverage advanced technologies and communications solutions to broaden their horizons.
Unified communications is still somewhat new to many small business owners, especially some of the tools contained therein such as Voice over Internet Protocol phone systems and video conferencing solutions.