Before you shell out big bucks for a Unified Communications (UC) solution there’s one thing you really must do.
And I mean really must do!
Without this one thing you’ll get burned because your project costs will SOAR, and…
Without this thing I’d wager to bet that your project will miss critical deadlines…
And without it I’m dead certain (absolutely positive) that…
Your UC Solution will never (yup… I said NEVER!) reach its full potential.
Now before I tell you just what that one thing is I thought I’d tell you an office secret…
There’s A Joke That Runs
Around The Office Here
More or less it goes like this: “if you buy a UC Solution without using the 1 thing, you’ve just bought yourself a brand-spanking-new UC Problem!”
Now if you’re like me, you much rather purchase a solution than spend money to inherit a problem.
The last thing you need is a BIG headache because you purchased a big problem.
You with me?
Now, one last thing… because I really want to hit home the importance of having this one thing.
So, I’m going to bat out the cash-burning pitfalls you’ll easily side-step using it:
- You won’t get hit with unexpected data cable costs. (Note: This 1 thing gives you the vision to catch this type of project oversight before it happens)
- You don’t have to worry about running out of data closet space. (Imagine you explaining to project stakeholders that you need more money because you ran out of room to fit the hardware for the UC solution.)
- Your UC system won’t be rendered completely useless during a power outage! (Plus, you won’t embarrass yourself by having to ask for extra funding to fix this mistake.)
- You won’t be one of the UC buyers who are causing catastrophic network failures because your UC hardware overheated an important data closet… or worse… take out your mission critical main-server room!
- You won’t blow money on the unneeded licenses many UC buyers are purchasing! (Licenses you’ll never use which “find their way” into your vendor’s UC offering.)
- And you definitely won’t get slammed with maintenance charges because… using the one thing you got a proper knowledge transfer (any fixes can be done by your staff instead!).
So what’s this one thing that promises so much?
The 1 thing you need is a Unified Communication Strategic Plan!
And if the reasons above aren’t reason enough I’ve saved the two very best reasons for last.
Reasons Why You’d Be Crazy
Not to Use The 1 Thing!
Listen, whenever a client of mine has taken the time to develop and use a UC Strategic Plan two things happen which every project leader craves, fights tooth and nail for, yet often fails to get.
And they are:
Using a proper UC Strategic Plan that can be easily, clearly and effectively communicated to IT Leaders, Stakeholders, and Execs has the unusual yet proven (in my case) effect of granting the project full-funding!
You know, your chances of getting your hands on a bigger budget—enough cash to…
Score ALL The Bells & Whistles
AND Extra Cash For Expert Help
improves dramatically when you craft a well-thought out UC Strategy!
And this winning approach is just what you need if you have a rotten history of failing to get the money you need to launch a successful project.
Now, that was ultra-compelling reason number one.
Would you like that?
And if that wasn’t reason enough for you to start planning… then here’s the 2nd ultra-compelling reason why:
Would you like to fast-track your UC project so you can get it started immediately and done with as fast as possible?
This way it doesn’t turn into one of those awful projects that drags on and on and on… annoying and frustrating you like a thorn in your side…
Well, if you’d like to fast-track your way to success, side-step the cash-burning pitfalls…
These Problems Vanish Like
Smoke Into Thin Air When…
you have a well-crafted UC plan that’s capable of turning your project into top priority number 1!
And I’m sure you’ve experienced the benefits of having a project of yours take this priority.
And the key to having that same experience with your next UC purchase is with a UC strategic plan.
But, I’m sure you’re wondering… how does a UC Strategic Plan turn your project into the most important project at your place of work?
You win over project stakeholders and practically force executives full of enthusiasm because you give them exactly what they love…
A proven plan!
And your plan (if it’s done right) will turn ’em into raving project fans who can’t wait to get the ball rolling.
It’s just like…
Lighting a White-Hot Fire
Under Your Executives’ Chairs!
They’ll jump from their seats and begin pushing your project to the top position and see to it that you get everything you need to get the job done.
Sounds too good to be true?
Well, my firm wouldn’t exist unless people (like you) invested in me to do just this… that is… turn stakeholders and execs into raving project supporters.
An entire business has been built around this method of approach.
And that’s just another reason why you need to use it.
Now, I’ve just handed you some (just some) of the reasons why you need a plan before you spend a bundle of cash on a UC system!
And the surest way to set your bundle of cash up in flames is failing to plan.
You’ve probably heard the saying…
Someone very wise once said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.”
But, seeing that you’ve read this far… I suspect you’re much wiser than that.
And I applaud you!
So here’s what you can do next…
To Learn How You Can
Get a Bigger Budget, Raving
Project Fans, and Side-Step
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