The workplace is an ever-evolving ecosystem. Who we work with, how we work with them and when, or why we work with them at all — all of it is changing seemingly each and every day.  

Professionals in today’s economy belong to multiple teams, each with their own timelines and projects, and collaborate with coworkers in different locations around the world who may be working in an office or from home.   

Because of this, meetings — for better or worse — take up more time than ever on our calendars. 

Meetings are critical to enabling workplace productivity. On the flip side, unproductive meetings can cost companies millions of dollars each year, can make or break a customer’s perception and even help retain or recruit new employees.  

Incorporating next-gen meetings — the convergence of voice, video and web conferencing into a single, unified platform/experience — can help deliver a quality experience across each of those fronts.  

Next-gen meetings are easy to schedule, join, use and manage. Next-gen meetings can make it easier for all meeting participants regardless of what device or location they’re calling from. 

The importance of collaboration as part of organizations’ digital transformation strategies demands a flexible approach to licensing in which organizations can deploy different collaboration technologies in different ways based on their desired future states. 

Adopting new technology to provide a better, more collaborative meeting experience for employees and customers is critical. But like with any new solution integration, implementing such solutions can prove challenging. 

Customers need to make sure Flex solutions interoperate with the rest of their network infrastructure.  

Collaboration remains a crowded industry, with established players like Cisco and Microsoft competing with upstarts and third-party providers for market share. Such fragmentation can cause confusion among IT buyers in terms of which solution best fits their needs.  

World Wide Technology (WWT) has deep relationships with OEMs and lab capabilities in the Advanced Technology Center (ATM) provide customers the ability to test, integrate, compare and understand new features anOEMs, while delivering confidence in the solutions deployed.