SOURCE: Wainhouse

April 22, 2008 09:24 ET

Wainhouse Research Study Reveals Mobile Workforce Unified Communications Options

DUXBURY, MA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Every CFO and manager with budget responsibility wants to control mobile workforce costs. In its newest research report, "Mobile Unified Communications: Mobile Workforce Communications Choices for CXOs and Managers," Wainhouse Research describes the mobility solutions offered by 28 different solution providers.

Companies pay for mobility because it enhances employee performance. However, with so many employees becoming mobile, and more on the way, some companies are reporting as much as 1/3 of their total communications spend is for mobile phone charges. Clearly there are significant inefficiencies, and organizations want and need to do better.

In this report, WR discusses which solutions integrate with the enterprise PBX, how they deliver key mobility functions such as single number reach, single voice mailbox, corporate directory access from the mobile handset, which vendors offer mobile clients on PCs and mobile phones, a description of which vendors support dual-mode phones and Wi-Fi devices and how these solutions work and integrate with an overall enterprise unified communications initiative.

The new report covers solutions available from

--  PBX vendors including Cisco, Avaya, Nortel, Siemens, Aastra/Ericsson,
    ShoreTel, and NEC.
    
--  Carriers including AT&T, Orange, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and BT.
    
--  Wireless networking providers including Aruba Networks and Meru
    Networks.
    
--  Mobility server providers delivering PBX adjunct solutions including
    Agito Networks, CounterPath, DiVitas, and RIM.
    
--  Companies offering solutions for mobile operators including Kineto
    Wireless, NewStep Networks, Personeta, Tango Networks, and CounterPath.
    
--  Mobile phone and software providers including Nokia, Microsoft, IBM,
    Motorola, RIM, and DME.
    

With so many mobility solutions available, "Mobile Unified Communications: Mobile Workforce Communications Choices for CXOs and Mangers" puts into the hands of CXOs and line managers a single reference document wherein they can find the information they need to understand what is available as well as identify which solutions may meet their needs. By matching their organizational requirements with the strategies and infrastructure solutions described in this report, organizations will be able to make significant progress toward a global, enterprise-wide unified communications initiative that includes the important element of mobility.

"Mobile Unified Communications: Mobile Workforce Communications Choices for CXOs and Mangers" is priced at $3,495 USD and is available now at www.wainhouse.com/reports, or contact Sara Fargo, Client Services Manager, sfargo@wainhouse.com.

Editorial contact: E. Brent Kelly, Senior Partner and Analyst, bkelly@wainhouse.com. Press contact: Kristi Galanek, Marketing Assistant, Kristi@wainhouse.com.

About Wainhouse Research

Wainhouse Research (www.wainhouse.com) provides strategic guidance and insight on products & services for Unified Communications. The global client base includes established and new technology suppliers, service providers, and enterprise users of real-time voice, video, and data communications and collaboration solutions.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Sara Fargo
    Client Services Manager
    Email Contact
    781-934-6165

    Editorial contact:
    E. Brent Kelly
    Senior Partner and Analyst
    Email Contact

    Press contact:
    Kristi Galanek
    Marketing Assistant
    Email Contact