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What are people talking about when they say 'cloud UC?'
In this expert response, telecom expert Dave Michels offers a high-level explanation of "cloud" and "UC" before defining "cloud UC" as a whole. Read Now
Telecommunications services aren't the only outsourced items to which enterprises subscribe. Today's hosted services now include video conferencing, collaboration tools, email, file sharing, instant messaging and more -- all of which can be categorized as UCaaS.
This Unified Communications as a Service guide can help you understand what makes cloud UC different from the phone company contracts of yore. Learn the cost benefits and calculations involved in hosted UC services, and determine which cloud UC services you should consider for your enterprise.
1Unified Communications as a Service vs. on-premises UC solutions
Businesses have deployed UC solutions on-premises for years. With the advent of cloud computing, enterprises are reconsidering where to host their UC applications. Are you considering ditching your on-premises ways for the world of hosted UC? This section of our guide, containing a comparison chart and advice from some of our most trusted UC experts, can help you decide whether you are ready to make the plunge.
On-premises vs. hosted cloud UC: Side-by-side comparison
This tech comparison chart offers a detailed, feature-by-feature look at cloud UC to help you decide whether to stick with on-premises solutions or adopt hosted cloud UC. Maintenance, cost, DR plans and more are all addressed, so you can make an informed decision. Read Now
2Selecting your cloud UC service
When it comes to Unified Communications as a Service, enterprises have a lot of choices to make. Is it best to embrace a hosted or a multi-tenant service model? Are all apps suitable for the cloud, or just some? And there's also the ultimate question of whether or not it even makes sense to include the cloud in the typical UC program. This section can help you answer all these questions so you can start planning your cloud UC strategy.
Hosted vs. multi-tenant UCaaS: What's best for the enterprise?
There are many multi-tenant and hosted UC models available. It's important for enterprises to have a solid grasp on providers' delivery models in order to judge their varying capabilities. It's also advisable to "read between the lines," so to speak, as some UCaaS offerings might not be as promising as they appear. Read this article to learn more about hosted vs. multi-tenant solutions. Read Now
UCaaS ROI formula and methodology
In this tip, learn the costs that need to be considered when you calculate potential UCaaS ROI to determine whether or not deploying UCaaS will be worth your time and money. Read Now