Oct 26, 2016,
by Ben Fineman
Internet2 NET+ SIP Service Advisory Board Relaunch & Keys to the Future
Take a moment to envision the future possibilities of unified collaboration and mobility. As we know, our communications environments aren’t just about phones anymore - faculty, staff, and students communicate anytime, anywhere, using whatever device is most convenient. This means that mobile first is something we need to take to heart - and slapping a VoIP app onto an iPhone is not what I mean. Future solutions will have deep integrations into mobile devices as well as mobile networks, such that rich communications services can be accessible wherever users are trying to work and learn. And perhaps most importantly, these services aren’t just about communication—collaboration is at the heart of everything we do, and service must be designed not just to transmit information, but to enable users to interact with that information and each other in meaningful ways.