We’ve said it many times in this blog. Mobility – Mobile Integration, to be more precise – is the key to unified communications. Without mobility, you may have a great office environment, but unless everybody stays in the office (and at their desk) all the time, it’s really not UC.
You have to be able to reach people wherever they are – and for that matter, know where they are and what they’re doing – to be able to communicate most effectively. And it’s critical that you be able to deliver all the features and advantages of the corporate network right out to each employee’s mobile phone.
Sprint recently announced collaboration with Tango Networks, which specializes in mobile UC solutions, to add their Abrazo solution to Sprint Mobile Integration. This enables us to offer Mobile Integration across a much wider variety of enterprise PBXs and phone systems, bringing the benefits to companies beyond those working off Avaya or Cisco solutions.
With Sprint Mobile Integration, mobile phones become a true extension of a company’s business communications infrastructure. Any Sprint CDMA phone can have the same features and functionality as the user would get on the desk phone. No need to program special software commands, and all the features are accessible in the same way.
Not only does Mobile Integration enable full-bore UC – which would really be enough of a selling point right there – but by integrating the mobile device with the enterprise network, it gives a company full control over mobile usage. All call details can be logged, corporate calling policies can be enforced, and calls can even be recorded if that’s a requirement.
With this latest expansion of the Mobile Integration universe, there are even fewer reasons for holding back on a move to UC. As I’ve said before, UC is not just an incremental change to the way companies and their employees communicate, but rather a transformational one. Don’t just take our word for it. Read what others, such as UC expert Michael Finneran, has to say on the subject.