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How Do You Make Your Collaborative Applications Work for Your Entire Team?

Nick Vale
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There’s one on every team. The go-to person who just gets things done. They are always available to handle the important call and pay unwavering attention. Instinctively, they know what the priorities should be—putting the latest performance figures before a seasonal inventory. They can be trusted to do their job properly and will do so without you having to spend time and effort checking that they are.


Yet how many of us have the equivalent team players offering the same level of performance among our unified communication and collaboration applications? Always on, never letting us down?


Not many.


There’s no doubt we want someone like that. Demand for communications and collaboration applications is growing, to encourage teamwork and achieve greater business productivity and operational agility. Consider these facts:

  • Investment in collaborative applications is increasing 10 percent a year
  • Skype for Business is now used by over 100 million people
  • E-mail is still growing at a rate of 3 to 5 percent a year (around 122 business e-mails a day)
  • SharePoint is being adopted even more rapidly with 400 percent growth in monthly active users

The SharePoint That Won’t Share

We have all experienced performance issues—poor connection on e-mail and messaging one day, and a slow search on the document management system the next.


Manageability is also a challenge when prioritizing applications to meet business demands. Is the regular sales conference call more—or less—important than finding the SharePoint references to a new project?


And where do we work together? Traditionally, collaboration applications are run on premise—about 75 percent of Exchange deployments and a similar number of SharePoint implementations (74 percent). Yet IT wants to use hybrid and public cloud options to raise agility while lowering costs.


So how do you make the move to the cloud?


Recruit a New Member to Your Team

It’s cheaper than you think, and they’ll be up to speed in minutes. The answer is to deploy a virtual Application Delivery Controller (vADC).

vADCs streamline application delivery to meet the performance and reliability demands of the business. They will also help you meet your SLAs to deliver services—from on premise or in the cloud—wherever they are needed.


You can also use them to customize bandwidth to prioritize critical traffic. At the same time they can continuously monitor applications and automatically adjust application traffic to deliver the best performance.


With vADCs, you have the technology to flexibly scale collaboration applications to meet rapidly changing demands, while application-aware firewall options provide maximum security.

Enjoy a consistently good application experience anywhere, any time, on any device. The end result is happy users and a productive team.


Learn more and see how you can Let the conversation flow with Brocade vADC (Slideshare) or read more about Brocade vADC solutions.