Solution Provider Offers CIOs Six Steps to a Successful Videoconferencing Implementation
NEW YORK, September 27, 2016 – A decade ago, people were not routinely using video in their everyday communications. Even then, it was clear that video could add value to long-distance business interactions, however its implementation was simply too costly to make it commonplace. With the introduction of truly affordable videoconferencing solutions like Cisco’s WebEx and Microsoft’s Skype for Business – and the fact that nearly every laptop, cell phone or handheld device has a built-in camera – the use of video communication has become mainstream. In fact, according to Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), videoconferencing is quickly becoming the first mode of communication among consumers and businesspeople alike.
“As CIOs move from yesterday’s PBX onto a new unified communications platform, they are, of course, looking at solutions that have built-in video capabilities,” says Kevin Carswell, Senior Director Enterprise Application Practice Leader, Logicalis US. “But it’s not just about choosing the right technology; it’s about quality of service, user acceptance, and ultimately getting the return on investment the organization expects from the solution.”
“It’s critically important for CIOs who are planning to incorporate video into their unified communications toolbox to first consider the needs of the business and what it is they are trying to accomplish,” says Cory Rehfeldt, Collaboration Practice Director, Logicalis US. “If the video solution you choose doesn’t meet the business goals or align with the organization’s workflow, people won’t use it. That’s why it’s so important to take a methodical approach to planning video solutions that takes into account how the organization works now, where it wants to go, the technologies that can take it there and the support services needed to encourage widespread adoption.”
For IT pros new to videoconferencing, Logicalis’ experts have identified a six-step model to help ensure a successful implementation.
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Logicalis is an international multi-skilled solution provider providing digital enablement services to help customers harness digital technology and innovative services to deliver powerful business outcomes.
Our customers cross industries and geographical regions; our focus is to engage in the dynamics of our customers’ vertical markets including financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, and to apply the skills of our 4,000 employees in modernizing key digital pillars, data center and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, and IT operation modernization.
We are the advocates for our customers for some of the world’s leading technology companies including Cisco, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the AIM market of the LSE, with revenues of over $6.5 billion.
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