Mitel Introduces 'Continuous Collaboration' Solution for Work Teams

Making collaboration easier and more efficient, Mitel®, a provider of business communications, has announced the launch of MiTeam Meetings, a continuous collaboration meeting solution that tightly integrates video, chat and voice with Mitel´s MiCollab application to provide a real-time, virtual meeting and workspace, the company said.

Today´s globalized business environment presents challenges to effective team collaboration. Remote workers, time zones and geographic boundaries can delay decision-making, slow productivity and lead to the use of shadow IT. Disconnected communication channels can also be costly and complex for a business to manage.

In a recent survey of 2,500 business professionals across North America, Western Europe and Australia, 74 percent of respondents said better communications and collaboration tools would help improve their personal productivity. More than half also ranked face-to-face meetings as the most effective way to communicate and nearly 40 percent expect video meetings to become more frequent in the next three to five years. With MiTeam Meetings businesses can unleash productivity and enable employees to collaborate effortlessly as if they are in the same room.

Simple to deploy, manage and support, the solution allows fluid movement between voice, chat and video, giving teams the ability to continuously collaborate and deepen connections through immersive, face-to-face meetings without the need for unnecessary travel. Collaboration no longer ends when a meeting does. Users can return to their group´s workspace, refer to captured notes, review shared documents and even kickoff the next meeting — all from within the same application. Continuous collaboration is freed from the constraints of a place, day or window of time.

A global market provider of business communications powering more than two billion business connections, Mitel helps businesses and service providers connect, collaborate and provide innovative services to their customers. For more information, go to www.mitel.com and on Twitter @Mitel.