Universities, community colleges, and vocational schools are under constant pressure to increase services, do more with less, and make sure every constituent group – from students to staff to alumni – feels informed and engaged. A fully integrated cloud unified communications platform goes a long way toward improving student, staff, alumni, and community experience, outreach, and engagement – regardless of whether classes are in person or online.
That’s where NEC and UNIVERGE BLUE come in. NEC has been in business for 120 years, expertly navigating the evolution of communications technology and UNIVERGE BLUE is just the latest in a long line of innovations.
UNIVERGE BLUE’s cloud services offer several key benefits that higher education institutions can take advantage of to both simplify and modernize their communications infrastructure. Streamlined collaboration allows users to communicate more efficiently and resolve issues faster. Cloud-based unified communication systems offer superior scalability which saves budget and additional resources. Robust security measures help protect critical data and information from unauthorized access.
A cloud-based unified communications system like UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT facilitates seamless collaboration by integrating phone/voice, chat, video, file management, and more into a single platform. Users can easily switch between voice and video calls, instant messaging, and file sharing, enabling real-time collaboration among different departments. This streamlines communication, minimizes delays in responses, and simplifies collaboration across campus – and beyond. By fostering a culture of collaboration, higher institutions can better serve their students, faculty, and staff. Easy to setup, manage and use unified communications, with no phone system to buy, install, upgrade or replace as your university grows.
Cost Efficiency and Scalability
Traditionally, on-premises phone systems have required lengthy, expensive installations that, once in place, can be very difficult to maintain and update when needed. That’s why UNIVERGE BLUE offers one simple, flat monthly rate that’s based on the number of users with no hidden fees added. This makes it simple and easy to plan for future budgets without sacrificing features and functionality. Cloud-based unified communications allows organizations to easily adjust their communication resources based on demand, such as during times of emergencies or peak activity based on variable schedules throughout the year.
Robust Data Security
The safety and security of data is a critical concern for all educational organizations. Hackers and other bad actors are constantly testing safeguards put in place to protect confidential, sensitive information. All levels of education need to ensure they are safe from these threats. Reputable cloud providers like UNIVERGE BLUE employ advanced encryption techniques, firewalls, and authentication protocols to safeguard data from unauthorized access. Additionally, cloud-based platforms ensure high availability and reliability, with built-in redundancy and disaster recovery mechanisms. It’s critical for higher education institutions to carefully consider who they trust with their sensitive data and information.
As higher education institutions adapt to the ever-changing communications landscape, a cloud-based unified communications system emerges as an indispensable tool. NEC and UNIVERGE BLUE offer a trusted platform that academic organizations can deploy to provide their students, faculty, and staff with the means to spend more time pursuing their missions and less time grappling with outdated, unsupported technology.
Contact one of our experts today to learn more about how UNIVERGE BLUE can help your organization/department modernize your communications infrastructure to better serve your institution’s key stakeholders.