OAKLAND, New Jersey – July 14, 2015 – Avotus Corporation, the leading provider of Intelligent Communications Management (ICM) solutions, announces today it has released a white paper titled, “The Price of Productivity – Mitigating the Risks of Unified Communications (UC) Deployments.” The white paper, which is available for free download now, details the “costs” of deploying a UC strategy without proper UC asset monitoring and reporting, including Instant Messaging, Mobility, VOIP, Service Directory, Audio and Video Conferencing and Presence.
“The ability to monitor UC assets is absolutely integral to a successful UC deployment,” explains CEO, Avotus. “This white paper lays out why this is so important and explains how to go about incorporating an effective UC strategy into a company’s daily operations. Furthermore, the paper explains the risks involved in letting abuse and misuse of a UC component go unchecked. This white paper provides the necessary tools a company needs to protect itself from a variety of pitfalls.”
Enterprises are incorporating UC at a rapid pace due to its low-cost value proposition and expected increase in productivity. The risks of implementing a UC solution aren’t always obvious and go beyond a simple errant text or instant message (IM), including:
- Legal Liability
- Security Breaches
- Regulatory Non-Compliance
- Loss of Intellectual Property
- Loss of Productivity – Misuse of Corporate Assets
The white paper from Avotus explains that a successful UC deployment involves ongoing and seamless monitoring and reporting on UC asset usage.
“Critical to a successful long-term UC strategy is comprehensive visibility and actionable insights regarding misuse, abuse and intellectual property sharing,” the paper states. “An Enhanced Usage Reporting platform can mitigate the risks associated with a UC deployment and allow the firm to reap the productivity gains from UC with confidence.”
The white paper goes on to explain how UC deployments are increasing, and so are the risks. It provides several examples that outline the potential threats of UC Deployment. It also covers the regulatory compliance and legal liability associated with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, HIPAA and the Dodd-Frank Act. The paper’s appendix includes a thorough examination of why many businesses must, and others should, include a process for retaining their workers’ business-related instant messages in their Records Retention Program.
In response to the myriad of issues associated with UC, pioneers in expense management and telecom asset management are dedicated to uncovering potential issues as methods of communications evolve. They have not only monitored and reported on the potential problems associated with UC implementation and asset misuse – they have also worked to mitigate those issues. Today enterprises can install their favorite UC platform, in concert with an Enhanced Usage Reporting solution that effectively mitigates these risks, protecting their communications environment.
To read the full white paper and learn more about this topic, visit http://www.avotus.com/white-paper.asp.
With more than 30 years of industry experience, Avotus is the award-winning provider of Intelligent Communications Management (ICM) solutions. ICM solutions enable users to optimize and manage their critical investments in telecom and technology. ICM is Avotus’ Intelligent approach to managing wireline and wireless assets. Often times, Avotus’ ICM lifecycle can be deployed in a manner that allows each engagement to self-fund the next, while putting cash on the clients bottom line at each step. ICM solutions include: Enhanced Usage Reporting (EUR), Expense Management (EM), Intelli-Sourcing and Wireless Management. Avotus and its partners serve more than 1,000 clients in North America and around the world, many of which are industry-leading Fortune 5000 customers.
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