How to Handle an Uncertain Future with Your UC Vendor
There has been a lot of buzz recently surrounding longstanding, “too big to fail” companies that are declaring bankruptcy - or worse, filing for dissolution or acquisition. Even when your vendor stays in business, you could get notified that your existing technology solution is being retired by the vendor (better known as End of Life, or EOL), or maintenance and upgrades are no longer being supported. When this happens to a solution that is part of your day-to-day business operations, the news can be quite alarming.
Think it couldn’t happen to you? Consider these headlines: HP buys 3COM. Avaya files for Chapter 11. Toshiba announces closure of telecommunications division. Cisco is Abandoning SMB Market (End-of-Life for the Cisco UC for Small Business).
For each of these recent headlines featuring Unified Communications (UC) providers and their product lines, there are many business leaders and IT managers who broke a sweat as their investment in a ‘sure thing’ seemed to erode overnight.
Watch this webinar to learn how to protect your investment and discover the next steps you should follow to ensure your company’s success should your UC vendor call it quits. Matthew Hilton, Digium Product Marketing Manager, will guide you through some tips and suggestions on how to:
- Determine if a bankruptcy (Chapter 11) filing notice is a good thing
- React and respond to EOL announcements
- Prepare to migrate to a new solution
- Minimize cost and disruption during a transition to a new solution
- Evaluate vendor viability and purchase a system that is less likely to disappear
Register now to learn how to protect and prepare your organization for UC vendor news - whether it’s good, bad, or uncertain.