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Enterprise Unified Communications Comparison Guide
This handy grid gives you an at-a-glance comparison of six leading enterprise unified communications providers—including Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, and ShoreTel—and

enterprise unified communications comparison  comparison of six leading enterprise unified communications providers—including Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, and ShoreTel—and breaks down the basic pricing, messaging and conferencing features, and the telephony and mobile features you need to make an informed buying decision.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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enterprise unified communications comparison  to buy a new enterprise phone system or to upgrade the existing system. In such a scenario, calculating the ROI of implementing a new system vis-à-vis the existing system while comparing costs and benefits helps enterprises arrive at a decision. Consider the following benefits and measurement parameters: Productivity increase - can be measured in terms of reduced customer response time as a result of sophisticated voice communication features and increased employee mobility due to mobility features such Read More

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