This week in UC: Top stories you need to know (7.21)

From the boardroom to the hiking trail—collaboration tools are being used in more and more places. The news this week covered the full gamut  of UC growth from the doctor’s office to the classroom. Below you’ll find the stories the generated the most buzz this week

UC + Business Insights | Why UCaaS makes perfect sense for digital transformation

Cloud migration and digital transformation—are they the same thing? While our industry is certainly very fond of its buzzwords the fact remains: these terms are becoming one and the same. The benefits of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) such as the addition of flexibility and value to your environment and the consolidation of tools are covered in this insightful blog post by CommsTrader.

UC + Healthcare | Selling UCaaS in the highly regulated healthcare vertical

Telemedicine was featured in last week’s round-up, as well, and for good reason. Advances in telemedicine are being made as more and more states open their doors and relax previously strict telemedicine regulations. If you’re in the business of selling UC to telemedicine providers, this TechTarget article gives you some need-to-know info about your new prospects, primarily the tricky task of UC technology compliance in a highly regulated industry.

UC + Working globally | Outdoor video conference turns your treadmill workout into a trek through the wild

Now that video conferencing is becoming a major part of companies’ collaboration toolset, the ability to roam far and wide while still remaining connected to your team is a new reality. With video conferencing technology on the rise, says VC Daily, researchers in Canada are looking at ways to make video conferencing more compatible with team members who may be far afield.

UC + Multi-vendor services | Zoom Vide & Vyopta case studies: Why going multi-vendor changes the game for collaboration

We’ve noticed the rising trend of customers opting for multi-vendor solutions for their UC needs. We’ve been seeing that many of those multi-vendor solutions include a mix of cloud and on-premise services. In the first case study, we see how one enterprise’s “rip and replace” strategy and implementation of a more global-first UC strategy enabled them to hire new talent, wherever it was located.  In the second case study we look at another company who added Zoom to their UC menu and gave themselves a newer, easier way to communicate with their customers.

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