Staying connected and keeping all of your employees on the same page is a concern for many companies. While it may seem like a no-brainer for larger businesses, many small and midsized businesses (SMBs) can benefit greatly from implementing a unified communication (UC) option.

Avaya, a leading provider in UC systems, announced in a press release on July 17 that it is expanding the mobile features of its IP Office 8.1 solution to incorporate tablet support and new management capabilities, which will support small companies with bring your own device (BYOD) policies.

The new IP Office also boosts enhanced security features like encryption options protection from tool fraud and a non-VPN signaling connection, as well as vastly improved scalability of up to 1,000 users, up from 384 in previous installments.

“With each version of Avaya IP Office, we’ve seen UC delivered to SMEs with rising levels of simplicity and cost-savings, combined with increasingly sophisticated features,” Rob Arnold, the Program Manager for Unified Communications and Collaboration at Frost and Sullivan, said in a press release. “IP Office 8.1 continues on this path and scales upward – helping more growing

[small to midsize enterprises] SMEs, mid-size companies and Avaya partners easily gain the benefits of enterprise-class collaboration.”

UC systems are growing worldwide, and as this blog has mentioned in the past, SMBs compromise a large part of this. A new study from COMMFusion forecasts that worldwide market for UC options will hit $20.8 billion by 2016.

Implementing a UC option that incorporates personal devices is a large undertaking for any SMBs. By partnering with a IT consultant like CTI Technology, companies can implement a complete solution and stay connected.

Article on: Avaya launches mobile features for SMB unified communications platforms

by CTI Technology

While it may seem like a no-brainer for larger businesses, many small and midsized businesses (SMBs) can benefit greatly from implementing a unified communication (UC) option.