Knocking down device barriers: freedom to collaborate

    Gartner has predicted the life expectancy of BYOD to fall to the wayside by 2016. Despite this grim outlook, the fact is that organisations still need to prioritise the management of their daily operations and keep their employees communicating and collaborating as effectively and seamlessly as possible.

    At Mitel, our position is simple. Whether you’re an organisation that has a BYOD policy in place, or if you have decided to supply employees with company-preferred communication devices, to enable employees to work and collaborate more efficiently you need a consistent communications architecture across multiple devices. Only by breaking down the communication barriers between differing operating systems can you stop focusing on the potential high cost impact of BYOD and start concentrating on improving productivity.

    As workforce roles become more varied, and workers more widespread geographically, collaboration becomes more challenging than ever – and more important. Having a dependable communications infrastructure in place will not only enhance productivity and innovation, it will also help build stronger relationships amongst employees, customers and partners.

    Good collaboration tools are what connects people, and it is efficiency that brings the best possible outcomes for an organisation.

    So whether it’s using your own device or a company-supplied one, the message is loud and clear – it’s not where the device has come from, it’s where the device can bring you.