The CIO's Guide to Fixed Mobile Convergence
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Overview: Mobile working has transformed the business world, stimulating innovation, improving productivity and creating new opportunities. Industry analyst estimates suggest the mobile workforce could exceed 800 million in 2009. These workers can spend as much as 40% of their time away from their desk, complicating their communication needs and draining productivity. As businesses look to do more and encourage the best from their workforce, flexible, on-demand access to information has become a requirement.
Equipping staff with the right tools can enhance productivity, motivation and staff retention. Highly secure mobile email and data applications help mobile workers stay in touch and up-to-date with a wide range of business issues. Extending that streamlined anytime, anywhere access to mobile voice applications is the next frontier in worker empowerment. Organizations seeking solutions that provide high-performance access while addressing security needs can leverage fixed mobile convergence (FMC) systems to enhance communication. This document explores why your organization should implement an FMC solution, the benefits of FMC and considerations for methods of implementation.