Employers Seek Unified Communications to Reduce Costs and Increase Productivity
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Employers Seek Unified Communications to Reduce Costs and Increase Productivity PR Newswire LONDON, July 11, 2012 LONDON, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Enabling Unified Communications for staff would reduce costs in the long run and dramatically increase productivity according to 57% of employers in a survey carried out by Powwownow,

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Employers Seek Unified Communications to
Reduce Costs and Increase Productivity
PR Newswire
LONDON, July 11, 2012
LONDON
,
July 11, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
Enabling Unified Communications for staff would reduce costs in the long run
and dramatically increase productivity according to 57% of employers in a
survey carried out by Powwownow, the UK's leading free conference call
service, and online poll company Toluna.
Unified Communications (UC) is a way to combine different modes of
technology which allow the user to share data and communicate across one
platform, thereby creating a more integrated and efficient work environment.
Whilst there may be initial costs in setting up the UC platform, more than half of
1,091 people surveyed across the UK see this innovation as a crucial long-term
investment; one that could ultimately save money as multiple devices and
gadgets will no longer be needed and travel and office space costs will also be
reduced.
Companies can also potentially improve collaboration and productivity among
co-workers, partners, suppliers and customers by combining all devices under
one roof, as 54% of those surveyed who believe working life would be made
easier if there was central system by which to feed all communications.
Coupled with the growing trend of remote-access and video-conferencing -
69% of respondents said their business already allows remote/flexible working -
professionals and businesses alike can be reached anytime and anywhere.
With less than a month to go until
London
hosts the 2012 Olympic Games, it is
clear than many businesses are looking for alternatives to help minimise any
disruption the event is likely to cause to staff - 46% said they would seriously
consider using a UC product (instant messaging, chat, audio conferencing, web
sharing, and video calling).
Other perceived UC benefits cited in the survey were: continuity across all
processes, being able to respond to queries faster, not missing important
deadlines/messages, staff feeling more engaged and part of a team.
Simon Curry, CEO of Powwownow, said: "Times are changing and today's
workforce has to adapt in order to stay ahead. We have an abundance of
technology at our fingertips and UC will only make it easier now for businesses
to streamline communications and in turn be in a better position to service
customers. UC is on its way to becoming and integral cog in the way businesses
communicate; it's up to us not to resist."
About Powwownow
Powwownow is the UK's leading free conference call service, with over 120,000
people and businesses using the service across 15 global locations including the
UK, US and
Europe
. In 2011, Powwownow was announced as one of
Britain's
100 private tech companies with the fastest-growing sales (as part of the
Sunday Times Tech Track 100). Customers include Motorola, Accenture and the
University of
Brighton
. Unlike other conference call providers Powwownow has
a fully owned infrastructure ensuring call quality is as good as your landline.
Powwownow is free, easy to use and accessible 24/7. Powwownow provides the
most cost-effective conference call service on the market, offering web
conferencing, call recording, scheduling tools and mobile apps for free.
Powwownow also offers low cost international call access in 15 countries, unlike
its main competitors.
http://www.powwownow.co.uk/