Organizations are increasingly opting for SaaS applications over hardware-based, on-premises systems. This trend is prevalent not just for business applications but for communication systems as well and is in line with changing business requirements and user expectations.
Companies are looking for solutions that help replace the ‘spaghetti in the closet’ and the many vendors they need to rope in to keep their communication systems up and running. They are moving away from the old, and consolidating their multi-system, multi-vendor environments to unified, cloud-based solutions – Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS).
“The UCaaS market is accelerating at an annualized rate of 29% due to the continued erosion of on-premises PBX systems, which declined -11%, and the rapid pace of adoption among enterprises that are migrating to the cloud looking for richer and more cost-effective collaborative communication solutions,” says Jeremy Duke, Synergy Research Group’s founder and chief analyst (https://www.ringcentral.com/lp/synergy-research.html ).
Adoption of new-age latency-sensitive voice, real-time video, and collaboration solutions place new requirements on an organization’s wide area network (WAN). Users expect rich functionality and great performance, irrespective of the device, mode of connection or their physical location. Changing traffic patterns, user behaviors and business agility needs require organizations to rethink their network architecture and revisit connectivity options.
This also places greater onus on SaaS providers. They need to take measures to ensure best quality and performance via any and all modes of connections an enterprise and its users might choose to access their services.
RingCentral has invested significantly to ensure the best quality of service for its customers, regardless of how they connect. The measures include:
We strongly believe that networking and connectivity decisions are business-specific and require a deep understanding of an organization’s operational and business priorities. The best choice for connectivity needs to be driven by careful evaluation of business requirements, balancing bandwidth, reliability, costs, and so on.
For more information on how RingCentral works to ensure enterprise-class voice quality and to learn about enterprise WAN connectivity, check out our recommendations on networking options.