Businesses are increasingly providing their employees with options to work remotely; in fact, according to ‘The Expanding Role Of Mobility In The Workplace’ study conducted by Forrester, 52% of companies globally are now happy to support this important shift in working practice. And this trend is expanding; according to SalesforceRypple, it’s estimated that one-third of the global workforce will be mobile or based outside the office by 2015.
According to a SalesForce.com study in 2012, 96% of executives blame lack of collaboration and poor communication for workplace failures. Addressing the communication challenges associated with these issues could be seen as expensive and time consuming – however, it doesn’t need to be. Cisco is enabling customers to improve collaboration through a solution that unifies different communication channels into one single tool.
Organisations are already beginning to see increased use of personal and company provided devices such as laptops, smartphones and tablets. Whilst this can increase an organisation’s productivity, it also creates internal compatibility challenges. Unless organisations embrace this change in the business environment, they could struggle to maintain efficiency and keep pace with the competition.
Cisco Jabber aims to help future-proof businesses by allowing easy interoperability between all devices
- and providing the user with access to a variety of communication vehicles such as video, desktop sharing, conferencing capabilities, voice messaging and instant messaging. For example, now an employee working from home would be able to check voicemail, collaborate instantly with colleagues and start a WebEx session all from a single Jabber client on their PC. In short, they would have all the same capabilities as they would if they were in the office.
Not sure if your business communications are ready for this?
Why don’t you explore our interactive hub? Throughout the hub you will have the opportunity to watch videos, download white papers and read case studies. You will also get a personalised summary and the chance to download a free trial of Cisco Jabber.
The future starts here. Explore the hub: http://bit.ly/YCNCUc