How mobility is helping to change unified communication strategies

When it comes to the business technology landscape, there is little question that mobility is playing a larger role than ever before. It is easy to understand why, as the functionality of smartphones and tablets allows users to handle a number of tasks that were traditionally only possible to complete through computers plugged into the company network.

However, through the development of powerful mobile devices and reliable cloud computing infrastructure, it is possible for workers to handle a number of different operations while out in the field. This is changing the very nature of day-to-day tasks for many companies.

A recent article from Fierce Mobile IT features an interview with Cindy Whelan, the principal analyst for business network and wholesale service at Current Analysis. She spoke specifically about how mobile devices and applications are becoming a necessity of unified communication and VoIP strategies.

She said that in 2014, one of the key elements to growth of UC is how mobility will be incorporated into the solution.

"It's not exactly going out on a limb to say that mobility and hosted solutions will play a leading role in UC service evolution in 2014," Whelan said. "This is not to say that premises-based solutions are not in demand, but for mid-market companies looking for predictable costs along with service flexibility, hosted solutions will often fit the bill."

The face of business VoIP solutions and other corporate communication tools are changing dramatically with the influence of mobility. With the help of an IT consulting firm that specializes in the impact of mobile devices, the cloud and unified communication, any businesses can stay ahead of the latest trends.