Published on May 21st, 2013 | by leo0
Understanding Unified Mobile Solutions for Communications Issues
The unified communications market is growing rapidly as more new things are being invented. There is a wide range of products which can implement various capabilities. With this in mind, it would be quite difficult to identify all the features of each product in the market. Products go out of date almost immediately that it would be a waste of time to do so.
When it comes to pricing, mobile UC capabilities are also closely tied with other capabilities that it would be impossible to isolate the specific price of mobility. What we will attempt to do is identify some of the major characteristics.
Elements of Mobile UC
Mobility affords people a low of benefits, convenience being one of the top. Fortunately for companies today, there is a wide range of mobile UC solutions to choose from. There are three major elements of mobile UC solutions are:
Mobile network infrastructure
The mobile network infrastructure also includes cellular and Wi-Fi. Mobility controllers are necessary to hand off and coordinate connections between Wi-Fi and cellular networks.
Unified plat form
Having a unified platform which includes APIs, directory and integrated presence applications, as well as user dashboard will give you various data-sharing capabilities for communications.
Mobile client device
Mobile unified communications solutions also work on mobile smart phones but this requires a specific package that can limit the devices used. This can be a problem for people who are accustomed to using a specific device.
Mobile communications vendors
There is a great demand for mobile solutions today and so it is not a surprise to also find a variety of vendors in the market but they can be categorized into three; auxiliary hardware/software vendors; unified communications vendors; and IP PBX vendors. There are also vendors which fall in all three categories.
Auxiliary hardware/software vendors
Auxiliary hardware and software vendors are third-party providers which offer a variety of mobile UC solutions both mobile and Wi-Fi which can be implemented by PBX. Others are also developing solutions which cellular carriers can use to implement various solutions.
Unified communications vendors
There are various primary vendors of UC and two of the major players in the market are IBM and Microsoft and both are strengthening their alliances with infrastructure vendors to consumers can anticipate richer options which will provide them exactly what they need.
IP PBX vendors
Vendors of IP PBX solutions have a large stake in unified communications market because their entire business models can be easily subsumed by vendors of UC. The level of integration varies with each vendor and it is important for customers and clients to look at the features between wired and wireless device.
The world of communications has changed immensely during the last few years. There are now more options for everyone and small businesses are those projected to benefit from this immensely. They no longer have to worry about expenses when it comes to communications because they can have all they need for a reasonable price. Things are certainly looking up for the world of communications.