Microsoft Wins Biggest Section of Dutch Marketshare in VoIP and UC Solutions
In the business VoIP world, competition has never been fiercer. Companies like Vonage and Microsoft have both been making significant progress in the industry. Now, it appears Microsoft’s efforts are paying off, at least across the pond. A new report indicates that Microsoft now owns about a quarter of the UC, VoIP and videoconferencing systems that are in use by Dutch businesses.
The Computer Profile report shows that while Microsoft was king of this rather specific market, it has a close competitor in Cisco, which managed to grab 20 percent of the same market. Third, fourth and fifth in that Dutch communications market are taken by Mitel, Avaya and KPN. The numbers came from a survey of more than 5,000 Dutch IT managers and companies that have more than 50 employees.
It appears that Microsoft's Skype for Business, the former Lync, has a share of 25.6 percent, and Cisco managed to get just over 19 percent. Avaya's share is 8.7 percent, Mitel is at 7.5 percent and KPN took 7.4 percent of the market. It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that these well established companies are taking the lion’s share of the Dutch market. Companies like Microsoft and Cisco are taking markets in most of the world.
Businesses are asking themselves some very important questions when it comes to VoIP providers. Companies that are well established in the market overall are going to be the answer to a lot of those questions. When talking about the survey, VoIP was the most popular form of digital communication. UC is the second most popular among Dutch firms and video conferencing came in a rather distant third in popularity among solutions in that market.
Edited by Kyle Piscioniere