Mobile Collaboration: Productivity On-the-Go

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Mobile Collaboration: Productivity On-the-Go
Work from anywhere with mobile collaboration.

Increasingly companies are coming to the realization that work is an activity, not a place, and being in the office can actually be less productive. It is more important than ever that workers are able to work offsite, travel for business, manage remote teams or telecommute. IDC estimated that by the beginning of this year, “mobile workers” will comprise one-third of the world’s working population.

Mobile communications is one of the fastest growing segments, with smartphones featuring video chat, IM and other collaboration features. According to a recent report from Gartner, 1.2 billion smart phones and tablets will be purchased in 2013. Additionally, Gartner forecasts that business tablet purchases will reach 13 million in 2012, and up to 53 million by 2016. Mobile collaboration allows teams to work dynamically and can improve efficiency, drive down costs, increase productivity and expand your customer base.

According to a Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) survey of 600 enterprise IT leaders, 41% indicated that a majority of smartphones connecting to their company’s networks are employee-owned. With the proliferation of 3rd-party business apps and bring-your-own-device (BYOD), how can businesses manage and control their networks and core business data?

To stay competitive, businesses must look for ways to bring the work to the workers, and make mobile a priority, without compromising security.

Avaya, a leading global provider of next-generation business collaboration and communications solutions, is rising to meet the demands of the new virtual workplace. Avaya recently announced its new communications architecture for virtualized unified communications (UC) applications, Avaya Aura® Virtualized Environment (Avaya Aura VE). Avaya Aura® VE is ‘VMware Ready’, the software provider’s highest level of endorsement for virtualization technologies.

Intended to accelerate mobile collaboration applications across the organization, Aura VE offers redundancy and resiliency, a simplified, open path and agile customer service operations. The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) architecture unifies media, networks, devices, applications and presence with a common infrastructure. Learn more about the Avaya Aura&#174 Virtualized Environment.

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  1. Monica C. Baxter

    With Communication Manager deployed as an evolution server, Application Enablement (AE) Services provides a broad set of call processing, media, and administrative features enabling both off-the-shelf and custom integration with hundreds of communications and business applications such as Microsoft Office Communicator and IBM Lotus Sametime, as well as a broad range of Call Center, Call Recording and Click-to-Dial applications.

  2. Alfonzo A. Bass

    Avaya conferencing runs on our flagship Avaya Aura® solution, a SIP-based, open communications platform. Avaya Aura session-based technology makes it easy to deploy collaboration applications to users anywhere in your organization. Avaya Aura multi-vendor interoperability connects to existing equipment, to networks used by mobile workers, and to people in other organizations. Avaya Aura uses on-net calling to reduce trunking costs and enable global access and intelligent routing.

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