Studies Speak Volumes: Are UC Providers Listening?
A recent study from Grand View Research highlighted some intriguing trends in the Unified Communications space, most notably the prediction of a market valuing over $75 billion by 2020. Research points to enterprise mobility and the growing mobile workforce as key factors in this growth.
While in 2013, 60 percent of the market was on-premises solutions, the high cost of deployment is driving companies toward cloud-based solutions. The study also illustrated that currently enterprise are the largest application segment, but SMBs are beginning to adopt at higher rates as well as the government and emergency response segment.
North America makes up more than a third of the international market; the study names the increasing popularity of bring your own device (BYOD) and the presence of major players like Cisco, Microsoft and IBM.
So, while the UC market is primed and poised to top $75 billion by 2020, MarketsandMarkets predicts that UCaaS will play a major role in this growth. It boasts a projected valuation of over $23 billion by 2019, which would mean an over 12 percent CAGR. All signs point to growth, as a recent Research and Markets report illustrates a similar level of growth for UC&C also naming UCaaS as a primary driver for the market growth.
One major player soaking in the groundswell of popularity for solutions that offer the enterprise mobility and flexibility is Tadiran. Its Aeonix UC&C solution is an appealing option due to the mobility, fault tolerance, cloud-based nature and security it provides. The platform is award-winning, and will be on display this week at CommunicAsia 2015.
Aeonix offers firms various deployment models, with cloud-based gaining in adoption due to its highly scalable nature. As we’ve seen here before, businesses are leaning toward a cloudy future for not just the scalability but overall cost savings—from removing the need for storage space to the minimal start up investment for the service.
We hear, see, and read about innovation in the communications space frequently. This week Tadiran is showing off the type of innovation the market is crying for—cloudy, mobile and secure. When the market speaks, providers must listen and meet the growing demands of today’s always-on, always plugged-in professionals.
Is your solution up to snuff?
Edited by Stefania Viscusi