The work landscape has shifted from the office to remote work, leaving companies scrambling to adapt and equip their employees with the tools they need to stay connected to their colleagues while remaining operationally productive.

Unified communications, also known as UC, is one of the few platforms with a proven track record in rapidly equipping businesses with the tools to work from anywhere. All you need to do is make sure that you choose a strong UC platform.

About Unified Communications

Unified Communications can best be described as a business communication service that brings together the most common forms of communication, such as voice, video, instant messaging, presence, and file sharing into a single application or interface.

A Unified Communications platform is essentially an integrated system of business tools, devices, and apps for internal and external communication.

The true power of Unified Communications is in the monumental shift it brings in the way we collaborate with each other — a critical success factor when working remotely with a distributed workforce.

Companies that adopt Unified Communications realize the following benefits:

  • Business Continuity: Unified Communications ensures that companies function as they usually would if everyone was in the same office.
  • Collaboration: Employees who use Unified Communications are connected to their colleagues by using functions such as chat, presence, video conferencing, and file sharing.
  • Productivity: Remote workers can get the information and answers they need with quick response times, which makes decision-making quick, agile and efficient.
  • Mobility: With the ability to work from anywhere, all physical boundaries and interruptions are a thing of the past. With Unified Communications technology the communications environment is completely future-proofed, and the company can weather any storm.

Strategy Before Execution

Given the value of UC, remote work shouldn’t happen without a strategy. A successful Unified Communications strategy will integrate an organization’s various communication tools and services. Think of the productivity and flexibility employees can realize when their telephone, voicemail, video conferencing, email, instant messaging, presence (availability), calendar, file management, cloud sharing, and other collaboration tools become available via a single user interface that can be accessed on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

If you need guidance developing a Unified Communications strategy for remote work, Allied Telecom is a leading provider with a clean and simple UC interface. Allied’s AllCloud Unified Communications platform makes remote work collaboration easier by empowering employees to work anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

To learn how to develop a Unified Communications strategy and provide your employees with the tools they need to work remotely, visit Allied’s Unified Communications & Collaboration Platform.