Zoom and the CTO dilemma
Zoom isn’t slowing down any time soon so is it time you took the solution seriously?
A soaring valuation. Healthy financial reserves. Much has been written about Zoom’s impact on the unified communications and collaboration market since debuting on the stock market last month.
Are you a fan of the solution?
It appears many are.
In a relatively short space of time, the company has spread rapidly across small and large companies due to its user experience, attractive price point and extensive integrations.
Much of this growth has been user-led – a classic example of shadow IT - where people have taken matters into their own hands, choosing to use a solution that’s more intuitive than many legacy unified communications systems.
It’s textbook disruption.
What does this mean for IT departments and CTOs?
Life is hard enough already when you’re tasked with investing in collaboration. A seemingly endless list of suppliers makes the technology sourcing process incredibly difficult.
Even when you do battle through months of supplier evaluations and tenders, pick a flexible solution with the capabilities required, and carefully implement it across the business, end-users decide they’d rather use something like Zoom.
Or, perhaps Zoom actually is for you?
Sometimes the best solutions come in unexpected packages.
They may not be your shortlisted choice, but if people are willing to spend time sourcing a solution themselves and then drive adoption across the business off their own back, then it’s time to listen.
We understand this as an independent technology adviser and build this employee and cultural feedback into our process when sourcing you the best solutions for your business needs.
And that’s the advantage of working with us – it’s no effort for you. We do all the legwork, filtering through hundreds of suppliers to identify the most effective choice for your objectives.
Currently, many organisations are faced with the question - “to Zoom or not to Zoom?” and it’s difficult to answer, especially within the context of IT security policies and whether solutions are fit for purpose from this perspective, but we can help provide you with some clarity and help with your evaluation. Discover how here.