If you’re like most IT professionals, you’ve noticed that your roster of third-party providers continues to grow.
- PilotHouse Vendor Rating
- Contact Center and Customer Engagement
- Cloud and Data Center
- Cost Models and Total Cost of Ownership
- Enterprise Trusted Advisor
- IT Innovation, Transformation, and Enterprise Technology
- Mobile and Network Services
- Security, Risk Management, and Compliance Research Initiatives
- Unified Communications and Collaboration
Enterprise Connect 2015 proved a popular venue for contact center and customer engagement announcements.
At the 25th anniversary Enterprise Connect this week in Orlando Microsoft took a bit of a gamble, walking away from the “Lync” name for its unified communications platform that it had adopted just
Mobility Budgets & Spending Shifts
Although IT budgets remain mostly flat, enterprises continue to increase mobility spending, driven largely by the changing requirements and capabilities of mobile devices. More companies are successfully adopting consumer-oriented devices, through combinations of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, shifting employee requirements, and increasing tablet use. More organizations use app-centric iOS and Android devices, which require new infrastructure, including more densely engineered Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), new mobile app development, and new mobile security policies. The increased spending, however, doesn’t necessarily correlate with positive returns; the manner in which a company approaches mobility does. Simply deploying all the right technologies for this new paradigm of consumer-oriented mobility is no longer sufficient. Companies must develop tailored, informed and comprehensive strategies to correctly leverage the requirements of their industry, size and culture.