Digital transformation initiatives are helping to make organizations more efficient, collaborative, and innovative. But the presence of some legacy technologies—as well as legacy mindsets—continues to inhibit transformation efforts at many enterprises.
A good example is the simple conference call. While cloud-based services have made it easier for companies to schedule and execute conference calls, employees are often restricted by dedicated hardware that limits their flexibility and the effectiveness of team meetings that span multiple offices.
This presents a major challenge for companies, because so much of business innovation today requires or is driven by collaboration on the part of team members who are scattered around the world. It’s certainly an issue for large, global enterprises. But even many smaller companies have far-flung operations that tap the expertise of people working in a variety of remote locations.