NEC CEO, Alan Hyde, has emphasised the power of collaboration for the future of business in a case study at CeBIT 2011.
In a case study, Collaborating in a Connected World, Hyde said by collaborating on various levels, businesses had the ability to unlock new production efficiencies with the help of different work styles.
Effective implementation of collaborative efforts had the potential to reduce cost, improve transactional processes, streamline complex processes, and create new business.
However, Hyde undercored the importance of collaboration not being only limited to technology, but to include people as well.
As communication continues to converge with applications, this will generate further business opportunities, with communication expected to be fully integrated with business in the future.
To demonstrate its own innovation and flexibility in collaborative technology, NEC’s service orientated UC&C architecture was used as an example of a robust platform that connects people and devices.
Hyde anticipates that location services will be further integrated into business through context based services, helping to adjust the technology based on the needs of any given situation.
“Any organisation that fails to embrace this collaborative technology will miss out on a new opportunity,” Hyde said.