Is your digital jigsaw missing a vital piece?

Posted on 26 Jul 2018 by Tim Coulthard

Businesses thrive on communication, it helps get things done faster, smarter and more efficiently.

The Manufacturer has launched a survey to understand how UK manufacturers are using different digital products from the shop floor to the back office.

It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that communication is a key driver of competitive advantage.

The advancement of digital enterprise technologies has fundamentally changed the way businesses communicate, both internally and externally.

From the humble email to smart mobile devices, cloud platforms and next gen apps, never have your customers, suppliers and employees been so connected.

Yet, at the same time, these ever-growing, multi-platform networks comprised of old and new technologies can become unwieldly and difficult to manage, restricting the very agility and collaboration they were once revered for.

Recognising this, forward-thinking organisations have moved to unify their IT, cloud and communication systems.

What are unified communications?

To become a true digital business, an organisation needs to adopt an ‘always on’ infrastructure, supported by an agile workforce which is always fully connected and protected.

Rather than a single product or collection of disparate products, unified communications provide a consistent user interface and user experience across multiple devices and media types.

In this way, unified communications enable seamless information sharing, knowledge gathering, collaboration and productivity.

This survey

We are asking UK manufacturers to complete this survey because we want to get a deeper understanding of how businesses are coping with the demands of this very rapidly changing world.

We want to know how UK manufacturers collaborate and share information now, and what their plans are for the future. We want to know what the pain points involved with adopting a more connected enterprise are, and whether businesses are already future-proofing their IT and communication networks.

Once all the results have been collated, we will be creating a comprehensive insights report. As a valued contributor, we will you a send a copy so that you can understand how your priorities measure up with other leaders in your sector and what that means to your business over the coming 24 – 36 months.


The legal stuff

You are able to complete this survey without offering your Personal Identifiable Information.

However, if you would like to receive a copy of the final report, you will need to supply your details and then opt in to receiving communications.