Energy efficiency drive will fuel UC adoption, analyst claims

The requirement to reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency could be the driving force behind unified communications adoption, a telecommunications analyst group has suggested.

A recently published report from Frost & Sullivan suggests that organisations will see the potential of technologies such as web-conferencing and telepresence as a catalyst for reducing air travel and enabling home-based working.

“Unified communication applications enable remote workers to work with the same efficiency as they would in an office by providing a full range of communications tools and giving secure access to company networks,” said Dorota Oviedo, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan’s Unified Communications and Collaboration group.

Figures published by the company show that use of web-conferencing technology grew by almost a fifth (19.3%) last year, although it conceded that economic factors had slowed adoption to some extent.

Peter Done

Peter Done is managing director of Peninsula Business Services, the personnel and employment law consultancy he set up having already built a successful betting shop business.

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