Unified Communications helps you create powerful connections between people, both inside and outside an organization, leading to a significant increase in overall productivity. UC provides a seamless flow between the work users do and the people they need to connect with to get that work done. Conferencing systems of UC use telecommunications of audio and video to bring people at different sites together for a meeting. UC can help people get their work done without the need to travel so much. Travel costs for face-to-face meetings are a major avoidable cost, but only if the alternatives to doing business are economically viable, user-friendly and business quality. Audio, web and video conferencing offer such solutions and increasing numbers of organizations, in all areas of business and public service, are discovering the business benefits they can help deliver. These conferencing solutions are often the means by which most people experience effective, unified and real-time collaboration for the first time - UC in action.