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Unified Communications Week in Review: Grand View Research, IHS Infonetics, BlackBerry, More

June 06, 2015

At last, the weekend has arrived, which means you get to sleep in, sip on coffee slowly, catch your breath, and get up-to-date on the happenings in the world of Unified Communications. The chores can wait. It’s time for the week in review.

Kicking off the week that was, TMC’s Maurice Nagle took a closer look at a recent study by Grand View Research that speaks volumes. Most notably, the study predicts the market value exceeding $75 billion by 2020, in large part thanks to UC adoption by SMBs, emergency response teams, and government agencies. Are you listening UC providers? ­(Ka-ching.)

Get the full story and more in-depth analysis, HERE.

Another study this week came courtesy of HIS Infonetics. Titled Enterprise Unified Communications and Voice Equipment, the report finds that PBX revenue fell 6 percent in the first quarter of 2015.

“The enterprise PBX market remains challenging, with revenue down yet again in the first quarter of 2015. Pure IP PBX was the one segment to post year-over-year growth due to strength in Asia Pacific,” reads the report. “Things have started to slow on the unified communications (UC) front as well, which we attribute to movement to the cloud as businesses look for ease of management and flexibility.” TMC’s Peter Bernstein delves into greater detail about the significance of these findings in the full article.

In other news, TMC’s Casey Houser took a closer look at a recent industry blog post by Bdaily, which asserts that UC provides efficiency for businesses—a fact that many enterprises are not yet savvy to. Among other reasons for the claim, UC helps keep internal communications among workers and external communication with clients flowing smoothly, reducing the risk of overloaded systems while minimizing operational expenses, and more. Read the full report, HERE.

Finally, we saw our fist big development from BlackBerry in a little while, with the announcement that Grand River Hospital in Ontario—serving more than 700,000 residents—has adopted BlackBerry Secure Texting and Enterprise Mobility Management into its operations. A mobile solution that allows for quick communication between workers is important, but more importantly—as shown in countless headlines about leaked health data—the solution must be secure. BBM Protected service provides this security. Read the full report to get all the details.

That’s a wrap! But keep your feet up for another moment or so, and browse through the Unified Communications homepage for past stories, and other useful and interesting resources. More importantly, remember to come back early and often for all the news that matters in the UC world.

And without further ado, have a wonderful weekend!


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