5G, the future of unprecedented speed and reliability, is set to take off in 2020. While this might seem far away, IT professionals and business are already preparing for the 5G world. 5G is the 5th generation of cellular wireless network connectivity and it brings with it high expectations that are sure to transform communications and the mobile experience. Some predict it will bring truly exceptional speeds to users; up to 100 gigabits per second per device. Chances are you’ve heard of 5G and its slow rollout into high populated cities and areas, but how does it impact cloud communications and cloud computing?
What is UCaaS?
Unified Communications as a Service is growing at an incredible rate; 29% each year. It’s not a single product or service; instead its a combination of technologies and features that create a seamless communications experience for your business. It includes integrating communications services, like instant messaging, voice, hosted PBX, mobility features, audio, desktop sharing, and much more. Unified communications removes the barriers among communications tools, effectively converging your devices so that you can access the same information on your laptop as you would your phone, desk phone, tablet, etc. Cloud service providers, like NewCloud, offer Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) as a cloud-hosted solution, integrating the above features across all of your devices. UCaaS presents businesses with a low cost way of accessing the latest communications tools all at once. Here are 5 reasons your business needs a hosted unified communications strategy:
Cloud communications is becoming a vital part of any successful business. Simply put, cloud communications is internet-based voice, data, and video communications. Businesses are rapidly adopting cloud communication strategies. Why? Improved business agility, cost savings, and access to more features, among numerous other reasons. In fact, 80% of all businesses will adopt cloud communications by 2020, according to a study found in BusinessWire. Cloud infrastructure and applications are now replacing traditional business communication equipment, giving businesses access to reliable communication services at a lower cost. In addition to these benefits, here are some of the top use cases for cloud communications:
Do you spend a large portion of your day on the phone? Do your sales/HR/Marketing teams? Given that most business is conducted remotely today, the answer is most likely yes.
With the mobile employee becoming more common place, more and more of business is done remotely, over the phone. As this trend has become more common, it is a wonder that companies have not replaced their outdated communications systems with a more reliable and affordable cloud option.