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Reconsidering Your Cloud Strategy In the Wake of Pandemic

Melissa Swartz  (Founder, Swartz Consulting, LLC)

Date: Tuesday, August 4

Time: 11:45am - 12:30pm

Session Category: Standard Conference Sessions

Vault Recording: TBD

For many enterprises, keeping UC systems on premises had long made sense for a variety of reasons, including cost and control. For others, a hybrid deployment model that mixed and matched on-prem and cloud systems worked well. But then came the global pandemic, and organizations that had not yet fully embraced cloud communications found themselves flat-footed, struggling to find a way to support their newly remote workforces. The answer has been a transition to cloud communications and collaboration tools at scale, often using quick-response free licensing options from providers. But does this strategy, adopted in crisis mode, make sense for the long term? / In this session, a leading UC consultant will walk you through the key decisions you’ll need to consider now that you have time to more fully evaluate your cloud strategy.


  • Understand the difference between quick-response cloud collaboration offers and a full-scale enterprise solution
  • Roadmap for evaluating your rapid-response solution to determine your best path forward
  • Understanding the financial impact going forward
  • Weigh the pros and cons of moving fully into the cloud vs. a hybrid (or premises) deployment