MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's workplace is rapidly changing. Employees not only want to collaborate with their colleagues, partners, and customers, but they expect to be able to do so while working remotely and in an efficient manner, with the best possible application for the task at hand. With Millennials making up the largest percentage of the population, tomorrow's workers seek companies that support this new way of working by offering access to the latest advanced communications and collaboration tools – from anywhere and on any device.
A recent whitepaper from Frost & Sullivan, Workplace as a Service: Deploying All-in-One Office Solution Can Transform Your Organization, examines the challenges many companies face when upgrading their existing technology infrastructure, highlights the benefits of deploying an all-in-one solution, and offers best practices recommendations for choosing the right provider partner.
Executives know that opening a new office or upgrading existing technology infrastructure can be a daunting and expensive undertaking. Although such investments are key to the success and growth of mid-size companies, the majority, face budget constraints and/or lack staff with the adequate knowledge and skill sets to manage the implementation of a complete infrastructure.
"When it comes to investing in IT, companies are primarily interested in improving productivity, reducing costs, staying ahead of the curve, and improving both collaboration and the overall customer experience," says Frost & Sullivan Unified Communications & Collaboration Research Vice President and Associate Fellow Melanie Turek. "Unfortunately, in order to deploy the necessary infrastructure to enable their employees to better collaborate and compete, they face large upfront costs and quite a bit of IT time. That, can set them back months, delaying the productivity gains expected from the new site or the technology refresh."
As a result, many innovative and forward-thinking companies are turning to the cloud to deploy critical infrastructure and software--but cloud is just one piece of the complex IT and communications puzzle that a business has to solve. In order to truly create a seamless experience, adopting an all-in-one workplace-as-a-service solution can alleviate the challenges that come with deploying a complete infrastructure.
"With a workplace-as-a-service solution, companies can get a complete infrastructure, communications, and productivity deployment, including all the necessary networking, connectivity, and applications," notes Turek. "The result: predictable monthly costs, flexibility, scalability, performance, reliability, security, and simplified management."
In this analysis, Frost & Sullivan highlights Workplace-as-a-Service from Sprint Business, an award winning, fully managed, and integrated communications solution designed to enable productive and empowered employees. It is delivered on a site-by-site basis for predictable, per-employee monthly spend, and is compatible with all types of devices to provide fast and easy access to people, teams, and data.
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