“Collaboration” is when mutiple components work with one another. In turn, a unified collaboration solution can involve many moving parts. This can make choosing a solution overwhleming for an IT organization. But Nemertes Research analyst Irwin Lazar tells us the trick to finding a unified collaboration solution is to first understand your organization’s collaborative needs and to match those needs with those in the unified communication (UC) vendor landscape. Not every vendor will have all the features you require, but he says choosing a vendor with the most solutions for your company will simplify your life and give you leverage to negotiate more features in the future.
With this savvy advice, the editors of SearchUnifiedCommunications.com asked Lazar to create an IT Decision Center guide to walk IT professionals through the steps of a typical RFP buying process to help our members find a business collaboration solution. In the guide, you will learn the answers to these questions:
- What are the benefits of business collaboration?
- What business collaboration architectures are there and which meet my needs?
- What questions do I need to ask my potential collaboration vendor?
- How do I seal the deal with my collaboration vendor?