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22 May 2018  |  Latin America
Evaluating Microsoft’s Impact on the Enterprise Communications Ecosystem
For over a decade Microsoft has made concerted efforts to establish itself as a major provider of real-time business communications solutions, including enterprise voice and unified communications (UC) services. After gaining a considerable share in the premises-based communications systems market, Microsoft now aspires to capitalize on growing cus...
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14 Nov 2017  |  Global
Strategic Implications for Cisco, Technology Partners, Service Providers, Platform Vendors and End Customers
On October 23rd, 2017, BroadSoft announced its impending acquisition by Cisco, which marked the unified communications as-a-service (UCaaS) industry’s crossing of the Rubicon. With its inception in 1998, BroadSoft heralded the rise of cloud/hosted services and, for almost two decades, symbolized the next generation of business communications, sta...
25 Jan 2018  |  North America
Strategic Implications for Star2Star, Blueface, Channel Partners and UCaaS Competitors
On January 3rd, 2017, Sarasota, FL-based Star2Star Communications merged with Dublin, Ireland-based Blueface to form an entity with a market value estimated at $500 million (representing a multiple of current revenues). The new entity’s legal name will be StarBlue; however, the two companies will continue to operate under their original brands in...
12 Apr 2018  |  North America
An Overview of CCaaS Announcements Surrounding Enterprise Connect 2018
The powerful benefits of cloud architectures–more flexible capacity adjustment, more cost-effective support of remote agents and faster access to advanced features—have resulted in high growth rates in the cloud contact center market. Market revenue in North America for hosted/cloud contact center solutions surpassed on-premises product revenue...