What was initially thought to be a temporary shift in team collaboration has become a fixed change in the way businesses collaborate and communicate. As 2021 progresses, it’s clear that COVID-19’s effects on the workforce will be with us for the foreseeable future. In the U.S., the expected growth rate of full-time remote work over the next five years has doubled from 30% to 65%. Today, businesses are grappling with how to permanently streamline their geo-dispersed workforces to keep remote employees connected, productive, and delivering return on investment (ROI). Cloud collaboration tools are here to help, but IT leaders still face some key challenges in getting remote work and team collaboration to work well for their business.
Challenges can include:
In fact, studies show that organizations are typically trying to manage more than 10 vendor relationships for a single initiative. Remote workforce management and team collaboration has only added to this problem.
Creating a cohesive communications experience for your distributed workforce doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s easy to simplify company-wide collaboration by purchasing Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) with a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) service or SASE (secure access service edge) service all in one package. See how Masergy does it.
Businesses of all sizes are seeing tangible improvements from accelerating their move to cloud communications. Two-thirds of companies that measured their success with workplace collaboration saw notable improvements in efficiency with UCaaS, while 45% saw cost savings and 24% measured an increase in revenue.
But your business doesn’t have to spend months migrating to the cloud to start taking advantage of it. Even if your company is using an on-premise system at the moment or still using PSTN, Masergy offers cost-effective ways to leverage the cloud without ripping and replacing your system. If a hybrid environment is more your speed, you can choose which of your sites move to the cloud first and create a step-by-step migration plan.
By moving to the cloud, you no longer have to deal with regular manual updates to your phone system, handle daily phone system management and monitoring, or wrestle with costly growth every time you need to add a new seat or downsize. With a hybrid approach, you also won’t have to worry about leaving expensive hardware behind. All the while, you’ll get predictable performance with an all-in-one solution that integrates global network services that keep your cloud communication experience stable and reliable for seamless team collaboration.
Ninety percent of businesses are already leveraging a UCaaS/network package to maximize their investment. SD-WAN/SASE supports and improves the performance of your cloud communications technology by delivering better agility, flexibility, and security:
Masergy’s integrated UCaaS + SD-WAN/SASE solutions enable users to:
It is possible to deliver a world-class UCaaS experience across the globe while taking advantage of the industry’s most innovative cloud collaboration applications. Masergy offers a blend of high performance, assured security, constant uptime, and simplicity with our bundled UCaaS and SD-WAN/SASE offering. Without SD-WAN, your cloud communications experience will only last you as far as your legacy network can take you.
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