Organisations throughout the Asia Pacific region are increasingly realising the benefits of unifying their communications with Microsoft Lync.
In the past 12 months, the number of enterprise Lync® voice deployments more than doubled across the region, contributing to a 10-fold increase over three years.
Organisations of all sizes, from startup companies to multi-national corporations and even government agencies and ministries, are looking for ways to reduce costs associated with travel, long distance calling and IT administration, while at the same time enhancing productivity.
“Businesses across Asia are turning to Microsoft for a unified communications platform because they recognise the clear-cut benefits of a cohesive solution versus one that try to cobble together multiple technologies,” said Andrew Pickup, Microsoft’s Asia Pacific chief marketing and operations officer.
“Microsoft Lync® allows businesses to streamline their communications infrastructure and significantly reduce their TCO for communications, while delivering the reliability and quality required for mission-critical business communications,” said Pickup.
He added that a Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact study commissioned by Microsoft in 2010 found that for a composite organisation, Microsoft Lync 2010® offers a risk-adjusted ROI of 337 per cent, including $6.35 million in hard cost savings over three years, with a payback period of 12 months.
By helping businesses realise tangible benefits like cost and time savings almost immediately upon deployment, Microsoft Lync® is being adopted by organisations of all sizes across all verticals in Asia Pacific—with the number of voice deployed seats growing nearly three times since last year.