With concerns about the economic climate as well as the global climate, companies are taking a hard look at costs and the environmental impact of their business processes. This requires new supply chain and service customers management. It is imperative that virtual teams collaborate with organisations to save money and time.
United communications and a healthy planet go hand in hand. By allowing workers to meet anywhere and anytime, connect, and collaborate without having to be physically in the same place, united communications reduce costs and carbon impact through less business travel, telephony and office space. It gives the workers the flexibility to access people and information they need; whether they're on the other side of town, the country, or the world. The results are positive for the planet.
United communications integrates key business communication solutions into a single easy-to-use interface. This includes: secure, mobile e-mail, calendaring, voice mail, instant messaging, voice communications, web conferencing, presence availability, and document sharing.
It's a new world of work. The nature of the workplace, and of work itself, is fundamentally changing as organisations free their workers to be productive from anywhere, anytime. Those that capitalise on the new world of work build better work environments for their workers, while slashing carbon footprints and the expenses that come with unnecessary resource use.
Reducing the need for fixed office spaces and enabling virtual meetings slash travel overhead and carbon output, as well as expenses for assets and energy for heating and cooling. Telework and flexiwork initiatives reduce the time spent commuting and traveling, making them a key strategy for recruitment and retention as they reduce miles driven on congested roads and the resulting emissions that pollute the quality of our air.
Mark Bower, Director, NextWave.IT Limited, IT Consultancy and Support.