A collaboration ecosystem is the set of tools and services a company uses to keep employees connected. To work efficiently, it needs to be interconnected, absent of overlap and reliable enough to keep the company’s world turning. According to our research, the average IT decision maker is managing 4.4 different solutions across three different providers. We’d say that’s three solutions and two providers too many, but it can be difficult to transform a complicated tech stack into an efficient collaboration ecosystem.
In our recent webinar, Lifesize Senior Director of Product Josh Duncan and Senior Manager of Customer Success Tim Lindsey talk about how video, web and audio conferencing can overlap in the workplace. They also provide the steps to cure the ailment of “too many tools” to transform your complicated communication tech stack into a simplified and unified collaboration ecosystem.
During the webinar, we conducted a poll with the attendees to see how many vendors they used and what they knew about their communication tech stack spend.
What we found was that more than half of the audience had no idea how much their organizations were spending on the average two to four different services — right in line with our larger survey results. The combination of unknown subscription fees, bandwidth requirements and troubleshooting multiple vendors and tools can really increase the total cost of ownership. That’s where the value of a consolidated approach really shines.
With an IT-driven collaboration ecosystem like Lifesize, not only do you get all of the tools you need in one simple package, you also have access to an amazing support team that is dedicated to serving you and your collaboration needs. With more than a decade of video conferencing experience under our belt, our flexible, scalable and customizable cloud-based service and connected conference room cameras and touchscreen phones make meeting and collaborating truly easy. Learn more by signing up for Lifesize to check out all the features in your environment.