Solution Provider Identifies Fast-Approaching Communications and Collaboration Trends that Require Action from Enterprise IT Pros Today
NEW YORK, March 8, 2016 – Some of the most exciting advancements in IT are taking place in the communication and collaboration arena. As enterprise employees demand a more consumer-like user experience from their workplace technologies, the industry’s key vendors are poised to deliver just that. According to Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), keeping abreast of the coming changes and preparing for them in advance is what will separate the futurists from the dinosaurs in tomorrow’s digital enterprise.
“If you’re still thinking about work as a place you go instead of a thing you do, you’re missing the emergence of an important trend,” says Ron Temske, Vice President, Collaboration and Networked Solutions, Logicalis US. “As we talk about the proliferation of collaboration tools in the workplace and the ability to do work anywhere, anytime, on any device, we’re seeing two very distinct kinds of customers emerge: those looking for ways to embrace next-gen communication and collaboration technologies and empower their employees to use it, and those who are still trying to lock down their IT departments to prevent that type of access. The problem with the latter is that it can’t be done; people are going to bring devices into the office and use them for work whether they are authorized to do so or not. So, instead of trying to tie their hands, we need to free them to use what’s available to create competitive advantage for their employers. Knowing what’s on the horizon will help prepare the way for the next wave of communication and collaboration technologies – a wave that has already begun.”
None of this happens without preparation, however. One of the most important ways to prepare today, according to Logicalis’ Temske, is to ready corporate wireless infrastructures for the onslaught of devices that will run bandwidth-hungry applications with an enhanced expectation for speed and fluidity. Organizations, for example, that don’t yet have 802.11ac wi-fi in place should consider an upgrade.
Because so many of these changes are tied to the cloud, it’s also important for CIOs to consider their evolving IT strategies and what role cloud-based technologies and as-a-service subscription offerings will play in tomorrow’s digital enterprise.
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Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data center and cloud services; and managed services.
Logicalis employs over 4,000 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, deploy and manage complex IT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,500 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, EMC, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow on an international basis. It has specialized solutions for enterprise and medium-sized companies in vertical markets covering financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, helping customers benefit from cutting-edge technologies in a cost-effective way.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific and is one of the leading IT and communications solution integrators specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $6 billion.
For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.
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