Organizations will push employees to maintain only one or two pieces of communications gear.
With the Great Recession slowly easing – knock wood -- organizations are preparing to move aggressively on some of the significant communications advancements of the last several years. This should include more business-focused deployment of social media, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) tools, and cloud-computing technology, among others, according to a recent report from Avaya. The report scouts what are expected to be the top communications trends for 2011. It's been said that useful technologies often emerges during the darkest of times, when crisis fires the need for innovation. The recent economic downturn was proof of that, according to Avaya, as the cost-cutting spurred by the housing collapse and the crippling of the financial-services industry helped fuel development of enhanced communications tools for collaboration and compliance. Also, organizations will more than ever before empower users to have a direct impact on technology deployment decisions. To access the complete report, click here.
Here are the 'top 10' trend highlights:
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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