What goes into a business continuity plan?

Events out of your control can disrupt your business operations. While you can’t necessarily control the unexpected, you can take some precautions to prevent most business disruptions. Here are some things to consider when developing a business continuity plan (BCP).
Backup your data, applications, and servers
Today, companies are more dependent than ever on IT and data.

Unified communications explained

Many business owners are in the dark about unified communications (UC) and don’t know how it will help their bottom lines. To end your doubts and breathe new life into your business, read this.

Companies in the United States and the United Kingdom have lost a total of $37 billion because of poor communication, according to The Holmes Report, the voice of the global public relations industry.

Unified Communications Explained

There was a time when “voice” was the sole business communication solution. Then, we were introduced to emails, texts, and chats, all of which are extremely useful and are here to stay. But wouldn’t it be nice if there was a communication solution that integrated everything -- voice, messaging, video -- into one platform? That’s where unified communications come in.

Moving unified communications to the cloud

Migrating your organization’s unified communications (UC) to the cloud seems like a no-brainer: it’s practical, it’s cheap, it’s the future. Big-name companies such as Cisco, IBM, Microsoft and Verizon now offer Unified communications as a Service (UCaaS), and it’s only a matter of time before it takes over the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) space.

The pros and cons of Unified Communications

When you run a business, having multiple communications streams and programs can be incredibly challenging and difficult. However, with Unified Communications (UC), there may be a way to combine all those communication streams into one. However, you may wonder about the pros and cons of UC. Before you choose a system, explore some of these benefits and drawbacks by learning more and then contact us with questions or to get information about how to transition to UC.

Understanding UC is important to understanding the pros and cons of this communications platform.