A special insight event highlighting the growing impact of cloud-based communications has been staged involving comms specialists Avoira and Rocom and manufacturer Avaya.
Hosted at Manchester United Football Club the high profile initiative showcased ‘how cloud collaboration platforms are empowering digital transformation’ – as millennials take a growing impact on the workplace and shape future technology trends.
Dozens of private and public sector customers attended along with experts from both Avoira and Avaya to discuss how greater productivity, cost efficiencies and profitability can be achieved through cloud communication and collaboration platforms. Visitors also enjoyed a tour of the famous Old Trafford stadium at the culmination of the day-long initiative.
The event illustrated how organisations can gain a competitive edge through digital transformation and the cloud – with live product demonstrations on how to improve productivity through collaboration technology.
The audience heard how a new world of ‘consumption’ is dawning, fuelled by half the workforce being made up of millennials by 2020 – who have different expectations of tech.
Avoira is leading the way along with Avaya who are investing millions of dollars into the cloud, growing the number of seats it provides by an average of 80% each year – as part of an ‘unstoppable shift’. Around 80% of IT budgets will be invested in the cloud over the next nine months whilst 79% of enterprise workloads are already running off-premise.
Attendees also heard how ‘the oil of the future is data’ and that Avaya offers flexible deployment – cloud, private, hybrid and on-premise as part of the DX journey. Taking measured baby steps is the best forward approach in a fast moving sector where Artificial Intelligence is playing a growing role alongside Microsoft Teams adoption which already has 13 million daily users.
Andy Nolan, commercial sales director at integrated comms specialist Avoira says it’s
vital to get both the customer and employee experience right by offering a personalised and seamless service which is relevant and engaging. Voice and text, AI and automation and back office services will underpin the enablers of intelligent experiences.
He added: “The event was a resounding success as it provided a valuable snapshot of the current state of play in the rapidly evolving world of work. Equally visitors also gained an engaging insight into how technology will further shape all aspects of our working lives, far beyond the traditional office.”
Avoira was created on 1 July 2019 through the merger of longstanding data, networking and communications specialist, Pennine, and Videonations, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of video-conferencing and audio-visual solutions.
It will be joined on 1 January 2020 by Rocom, which, with a £10m inventory incorporating 7,000 stock lines, is the UK’s largest specialist supplier of communications products, solutions and services.
Avoira provides single-source integrated solutions backed by specialist expertise and support services. These embrace unified communications, mobile, VoIP and hosted business telephony and data facilities, networking, IT support and managed support services, digital signage, interactive display, projectors and wireless presentation systems.