BYOD and unified communications go hand in hand

BYOD is providing much of the impetus for growth for enterprises today, but in order to leverage these opportunities firms have to ensure they are approaching mobility and employee-based productivity with the right support structure in place. As such, more companies are turning to unified communications to be the foundation of their BYOD strategy.

BYOD the right way
With unified communications, companies gain new channels, but more importantly they also are able to support communications needs more effectively. This allows workers to adapt to special needs, customize their workflows to personal preferences and optimize their unified communications solution to the technology and collaborative demands they have. This boosts overall ROI of communications, but also aligns these efforts with total company growth. This means that other efforts, such as the adoption of a BYOD strategy, get enhanced along the way.

Collaboration the right way
Whether a firm already has an enterprise communications solution in place or not, unified communications is critical for BYOD success. What many firms may not realize is the reverse is also becoming truer every day. With more employees demanding the use of their personal devices as workplace tools for communications, general operations and productivity, companies have to keep up with the right support. This includes access to secure and effective apps, the right channels that provide seamless migration between desktop and mobile platforms, and a unified messaging experience. In order to support this necessary change, a company will need to examine the foundation of their unified communications software, thus allowing for this strategy to be used as the backbone for overall enterprise growth.

By investing in the right device and system provisioning software, businesses are ensuring both the scalability and flexibility of their unified communications platform. This supports BYOD more effectively today, while ensuring that future trends won't have to be ignored because of system incompatibility. The overall returns on these investments will mean more growth, allowing for an optimized approach to new technology deployments, and companies will be able to focus on growth as an indicator of success rather than trying to outline metrics for forward momentum in the first place.

With unified communications technology becoming a more common investment for most businesses, the opportunities are nearly endless for a company looking to expand its capabilities. Ultimately, this means more room for innovation and customization, while ensuring that individual channel and device needs are always met for employees.