Collaborative Communications: A Key Building Block in Tomorrow’s Digital Workplace

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In his opening keynote at ConnectCentral 2017, RingCentral Chief Operating Officer, Dave Sipes, quoted the Greek philosopher Heraclitus when he said, “The only thing that is constant is change.” Although this now-famous saying was written more than 2,500 years ago, it’s perhaps even truer today when you consider the rapid pace of change that technology drives. Modern businesses naturally feel the impact of these changes and must find ways to adapt along with them.

For instance, we used to live in a business world dominated only by hardware. Desktop phones, printers, fax machines, and other equipment were all standard tools found in every office. Today, in addition to the hardware, we have the internet, cloud solutions, and other virtual technologies at the center. The future workplace will be increasingly digital— and that future is coming fast.

Need proof of the dramatic shift toward a more digital workplace? According to Gartner, there are currently more than 3.8 billion people worldwide connected on 8.4 billion devices. And with nearly 70% of the workforce being made up of Millennials and post-Millennials by the year 2020, this trend only promises to continue upward.

So, what can your organization do to not only survive but embrace the rise of the digital workplace of tomorrow? When it comes to communications, the cloud provides a clear advantage with its ability to bridge globally distributed workers across a wide range of devices and communication modes.

RingCentral Collaborative Communications allows teams, customers, and partners to work the way they want by putting effective collaboration at the center and enabling enterprise workflows through an open platform approach. This unified experience encompasses team messaging, along with voice, video, online meetings, and more, and lets people communicate using any device—whenever, wherever, and however they want.

Interested in hearing more about Collaborative Communications and its role in the future of the digital workplace? Watch this recording of Dave Sipes in his keynote from ConnectCentral 2017 and other highlights in our postshow digital magazine. Download it here.

Originally published Nov 17, 2017, updated Aug 11, 2020

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