Huawei rolls out new communications solution
Dubai, September 24, 2013
Huawei has unveiled its latest unified communications solution - Huawei eSpace - which was demoed during a live exhibition at the company’s hitech Executive Briefing Center in Dubai.
With regional business collaboration and mobile communications becoming increasingly popular in the Middle East, Huawei’s second-generation eSpace UC2.0 solution offers organizations a single platform through which their employees can stay connected on almost any mobile device through high-quality VoIP, collaborative conferencing, remote training, and other office applications.
By allowing users to experience seamless communication while on the move, companies can realize significant cost savings from reduced IT power consumption, space and hardware requirements, as well as increased employee efficiency.
"Today unified communication technologies are already starting to be deployed in the region by organizations of all sizes and across industry verticals. However, taking advantage of the full benefits that unified communication tools offer have still yet to be realized,” remarked Dong Wu, VP of Huawei Enterprise Middle East.
“Through the application of the new converged Huawei eSpace client that brings four unique features onto a single platform, we look forward to helping local businesses reduce their office costs, streamline communication processes, and empower their employees whether in the office or on-the-go,” he stated.
Leading market intelligence and advisory firm IDC estimated that the combined unified communications and collaboration market for Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE was worth $234.9 million in 2012 and is anticipated to grow to $406.8 million in 2017 at a CAGR of 11.6 per cent.
According to IDC's last survey of medium-sized to large businesses in the Middle East, over 48% of companies currently use UC solutions and a further 32 per cent plan to acquire this technology within the next year.
A unique feature in Huawei’s latest eSpace UC2.0 solution is that its modern UC platforms enable the use of video to communicate with one another via mobile devices.
Not only is this the most effective face-to-face communications method between an organization’s different country office, but employees who work from home and those temporarily stationed at off-site locations can continue to be productive anywhere, any place at any time.
"Organizations are always trying to make sure they attract and retain the best talent,” explained Dong Wu.
“To do that, companies need to be able to provide the tools that enable their employees to be productive wherever they are. If a company doesn’t offer this, it is very likely that their most valued employee will want to work somewhere else. This is why it is important for ICT vendors like Huawei to build out a platform that enable such activities to take place," he added.-TradeArabia News Service
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