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Top 3 Benefits of an In-House Conference Bridge

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As more enterprises are evaluating their communication and collaboration strategies in light of COVID, many are discovering that cloud-based providers are costly and complicated. While it is nice to unload your datacenters and reduce overhead, many of the low-cost cloud providers are more proprietary than they are agnostic. Customers are right to want products and services that are universally compatible with their existing investments. As we all navigate this new normal, vendors should be explaining ALL options available to their customers, which includes both cloud-based and on-premises options.

Here are 3 great reasons to consider a Customer-Premises Equipment (CPE) Solution:

  1. Does your enterprise still maintain a traditional PBX? For enterprises that utilize a traditional IP-PBX, any communication that is on network is essentially a free call. A collocated conferencing bridge can be a great complement to your exiting IP telephony equipment. Users can “4-digit dial” the conference bridge for on demand collaboration within the company’s environment. Customers also have the option of routing a DID to the bridge, so anyone external can still 10-digit dial to securely enter the conference.
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  3. Disaster Recovery: More enterprises across all industries are looking at disaster recovery as a core part of their communication strategy. Utilities have long had the “island” requirement which is to allow anyone internal to the organization to be able to triage quickly if all outside communication resources fail. By investing in an on-premises collaboration solution, you can have peace of mind knowing that key personnel can connect quickly in the event of an outage or emergency.
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  5. Cost Savings: Believe it or not, enterprises still want to save money when possible. Despite its popularity, cloud-based services are often charged on a per user basis and not charged on a need or utilization basis. On-premises conferencing solutions are typically charged based on concurrent capacity along with perpetual licensing. This perpetual licensing model provides for a very compelling Return on Investment (ROI) and a low Total Cost of Ownership.

Make sure to contact Compunetix to help you explore all options available when deciding on your 2021 collaboration strategy.

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