Why should you need a consultant to deploy unified communications. The core of UC is voice communications and email which you already have–check! You just need to install a softphone / instant messaging client and configure the voicemail to be delivered to the email, and voila! A little duct tape and chewing gum, and you already have UC. Consultants. Ha!
In a recent survey of the purchasing intentions among SearchUnifiedCommunciations.com readers, 44% of respondents said their organizations lacked the expertise to implement UC projects in-house, and 68% of respondents acknowledged that they needed to learn more about unified communications.
Take a look at the article to learn more about the pros and cons of UC consultants, and why hiring an expert with a bigger strategic vision might save a lot of time, frustration, and money in the long run.