Understanding real-time collaboration tools for business

Last updated:December 2016

Editor's note

Real-time collaboration tools are making their way into the enterprise as IT leaders look to deploy RTC applications to enhance employee collaboration and improve productivity. Real-time collaboration tools are also changing how employees work, as habits shift to multitasking and mobility, leading to increased demand for persistent meeting rooms and other features to support new work habits.

But real-time collaboration apps could threaten to disrupt the UC market. Some organizations deploy them to replace unified communications tools like email, while others integrate smaller collaboration apps with their UC tools to provide complementary services.

Read on to learn how real-time collaboration tools are changing UC and the enterprise apps that are dominating the market.

1The top real-time collaboration apps

UC vendors are jumping into the collaboration app market with enterprise-grade offerings to compete with popular consumer apps like Slack and HipChat. These apps offer greater security and compliance, and support the capabilities enterprises need for collaboration. Learn what the top enterprise collaboration apps are and what they bring to the table.

2Managing real time collaboration applications on your network

RTC management is an essential aspect of real-time communications. It’s also a field that is still evolving. Get up to speed now on UC management and learn what technological developments are on their way.

3Watch and learn

Introducing real-time collaboration tools to the workplace is a global phenomenon. Learn how experts in other countries are interpreting and responding to the challenge of 21st century RTC.

4The collaboration definitions to know

There are many different terms that involve real-time communication. Here are the ones you should know.