University forms Unified Communications advisory group

The Unified Communications advisory group has been formed to chart the future of communications technology on NC State campus. The group held its kickoff meeting on Nov. 3. This team has been charged with surveying vendor offerings, evaluating and prioritizing the needs of campus, and setting an overall strategy leading to a tangible three-to-five-year roadmap for implementing unified communications – the integration of various communications technologies such as cell phone, e-mail, voice, data, IM, etc. More information is forthcoming, and a project Web site is in development.