The convergence of what were once disparate technologies with their, specific operational platforms into single, integrated platforms has had a significant impact on the ability to design and deliver cost effective communication solutions within an overall IP based network
To explain; our definition of collaboration is people using a whole set of tools – voice, instant messaging, video, presence, desktop sharing, app sharing and many others, deployed on a whole set of platforms - desktop, smartphone, tablet, VC suite, lots of others, to support flexible working.
The drive towards more agile and collaborative business models is further enhanced by the increased availability of high performance, highly available videoconferencing solutions. The deployment and use of videoconferencing as key business enablers has, to an extent, been driven by the need for people and groups to work together regardless of geography, timezone, or device used to communicate.
New videoconferencing and telepresence solutions are part of the network, fully integrated with the data and voice systems to provide VC capability wherever it is needed; in a theatre, a conference room, a meeting room, a single office, or on a desktop, tablet, or smartphone.