In this world of fast moving technology it makes sense to ask:
Does the desk phone have the same future as the PC?
The answer may surprise you. Bernard Gutnick, Senior Director, Product Marketing at ShoreTel participated in that very discussion recently. He said: It’s always a pleasure to be invited to join a panel of experts at the Enterprise Connect conference. Dave Michels, industry analyst from UC Strategies, invited me to join his session “Reports of the Desk Phone’s Demise Are NOT Greatly Exaggerated.” This was a session for conference attendees to hear about the latest ways their employees will be communicating in the years to come. Judging from the title, you would expect the traditional desk phone would not be top of mind. However, when Dave asked the audience “how many of the people in the room are planning to invest in more desk phones for their employees in 2015,” the percentage of the audience was not what you would have expected. It was rather surprising that almost 100 percent of the audience DOES plan on buying more desk phones, contrary to the theme of the session.