Collaboration is the cornerstone of most businesses as the creativity that comes from colleagues working together is what creates the ideas and dynamics of a successful company.
When the pandemic set in last year, the threat remote working has on the ability for teams to collaborate together was one of the primary concerns for organisations, But with the help of manager service providers and vendors introducing and updating their products for remote working, many employees found that successful collaboration doesn’t necessarily mean working together in the same room.
Collaboration has been a massive talking point in the IT industry since March 2020 and the opportunities around it have exploded with the popularity of hybrid working. We spoke with executives from Radisys, Mitel, Avaya, Fuze and Akkadian to get their thoughts on the emerging trends in the collaboration space.
Al Balasco, Head of Media, Core and Applications Business at Radisys:
Fatigue over collaboration tools is one of the main challenges facing organisations, according to Radisys’ Al Balasco.
“It will be important for vendors and service providers to adapt these applications, so they evolve from one-size-fits-all solutions, where similar user experiences – such as Hollywood Squares for every meeting – and common features are used for every type of meeting,” he said.