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U.S. Spending on Hosted IPT Explodes

July 09, 2012

People following market trends can follow the many publicized accounts of Microsoft as an indication of what’s to be expected with other U.S. enterprises in the industry. Or they can read the forecasts provided by reliable industry analysts to get a more descriptive prediction. T3i Group, for example.

InfoTrack, a branch of T3i Group’s that has been following the market for over a decade, reveals that in the U.S., spending on hosted IPT services will triple in the next four years.

Among other predictions in InfoTrack’s five-year forecast is that spending on IP telephony and unified communications will increase by 10 percent per year. And enterprises consisting of over 500 employees will spend at a rate of 27 percent more on hosted IPT than SMB’s, companies which consist of under 500 employees.

According to a recent report, UCs have started to really take off around 2009, when organizations would cut back on workers and IT staff. Companies began to see the value of outsourcing UC management after learning from the mistakes some companies made by attempting to manage services such as VoIP in house.

UC is even more complicated than VoIP, and the same source places UC as a top managed service “after BC/DR, managed router and network and managed security,” as indicated in a blog by Network World.

According to more in-depth research reported by TMCNet, “with VoIP system growth, new solutions such as Hosted IPT and IP trunking that enable users to obtain IPT functionality without significant upfront capital investments are gaining acceptance.”

The press release pertaining to T3i’s forecast reveals that “the forecast combines an analysis of end-user demand, gathered in connection with the InfoTrack for Unified Communications (IUC) program, along with trend analyses of actual vendor shipments from two leading market share tracking programs, InfoTrack for Enterprise Communications (IEC) and InfoTrack for Converged Applications.”

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Edited by Braden Becker

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