Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC)
Businesses increasingly acknowledge the need to leverage advanced technologies to improve business agility and gain operational efficiencies. Long gone are the days when businesses relied solely on telephony and email to conduct their daily tasks. Today, businesses are deploying a broad array of communications and collaboration applications including telephony, email, voicemail and unified messaging, instant messaging (IM) and presence, audio, web and video conferencing, file sharing and white-boarding, mobility, social networking and more. New generations of business users are choosing more social and visual modes of collaboration accessible on the devices and interfaces of their choice, anywhere, anytime.
As businesses look to consolidate and more effectively manage their communications infrastructure, they are integrating multiple technologies and tools into unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions powered by session management, virtualization, cloud architectures and software-defined networks. To ensure higher ROI and future-proof their technology investments, businesses are investing in best-of-breed, standards-based solutions that can be tightly integrated for greater end-user productivity and more efficient IT management.
The combination of dramatic demographic changes and accelerated technology evolution is creating demand for a new approach to IT and business communications. We are seeing a powerful shift in IT towards new cloud delivery models that enable more flexible and cost-effective technology management and consumption. Holistic digital transformation initiatives are driving business IT and communications towards a Social, Mobile, Collaborative Cloud future.
Organizations around the world—large and small—have never before faced a more complex environment in which to operate and compete successfully. Vendors, service providers, channel partners and end users alike need information, advice and guidance to help them chart their course through this turbulent transition to a competitive advantage powered by advanced communication and collaboration technologies. With analysts covering all aspects of the UC&C technology stack, including infrastructure, applications, services and end-user devices, Frost & Sullivan is uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive coverage with a global perspective for all value-chain participants.
Frost & Sullivan’s UC&C team provides the following benefits to vendors, service providers, channel partners, and end-user organizations:
Extensive back catalogue of research in the majority of UC&C market sectors, as follows:
- Services: UCaaS, CPaaS, Managed UC Services, Audio, Web, Video Conferencing Services, VoIP Access and SIP Trunking
- Applications: UC Applications, Mobile UC, Web Conferencing, Web/Virtual Events, Social Media, Desktop Video, Content Collaboration, Team Collaboration
- Endpoints: Desk Phones, Soft Phones, Mobile Clients, Audio and Video Conferencing Endpoints, Professional and Consumer Headsets, Microphones
- Platforms & Infrastructure: Enterprise Telephony, VM/UM, IM/Presence, Video Conferencing Infrastructure, Media Gateways, SBC, VDI
- Technology: API, VoIP, SIP, WebRTC, Virtualization, SDN, Video
Comprehensive global coverage with local expertise in all major world regions
Experienced and expert team of analysts with decades of experience in the communications and collaboration industry
Accurate market forecasts and market share analysis coupled with thought leadership perspective on major industry trends
17 Jul 2019  |  Latin America
Mining Hidden UC Opportunities is the Key to New Growth
The traditional on-premises unified communications (UC) market is very mature and is experiencing pressure from both internal and external competitive forces. Premises-based solution vendors are facing challenges from a variety of competitors including disruptive unified communications as a service (UCaaS) providers, network service providers offer...
24 Jun 2019  |  Global
Growing User Need for Ideation and Strong Preference for All-in-One Devices Promote Adoption
This research study includes market sizing and growth forecasts for digital collaboration boards (DCBs), comprising digital whiteboards and all-in-one (AIO) collaboration boards. These are technologies designed to enable ideation and problem solving over interactive touch screen displays using whiteboarding capabilities such as content creation, pr...
30 May 2019  |  North America
Tracking UCaaS Perceptions and Provider Selection Criteria in the U.S. Market
This study is based on the findings of an online survey conducted in Q4 2018. The survey panel was comprised of U.S.-based companies? IT and/or telecom decision makers and influencers. The purpose of the survey was to gain a perspective from IT and telecom stakeholders on the adoption and effectiveness of UCaaS solutions, as well as the provider ...
21 May 2019  |  North America
Rich Media Capabilities Shine in the Next-gen Workplace
The global UCC market continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Migration to cloud-based subscription services is accelerating as organizations gain confidence, existing CPE assets near end of life, and current cloud services deployments expand to more sites, users and applications. The gap between “as a service” offerings and other consumption m...
10 Jan 2019  |  North America
Key Strategies to Sustain Growth in a Transforming Market
The North American hosted IP telephony and UCaaS market continues to expand at a steady pace, creating significant growth opportunities for providers with differentiated solution offerings, robust platforms and architectures, and effective go-to-market strategies tailored for specific customer segments. Both demand and supply factors are driving ma...
28 Nov 2018  |  North America
BYOD and Need for Simplicity Catalyze Adoption
To support modern workers, businesses are seeking to create optimal physical and virtual meeting spaces that foster effective information sharing, creativity and innovation. Businesses are embracing technologies that enhance team collaboration. Key aspects of group collaboration are centered on robust audio, intuitive content sharing and engaging v...
28 Nov 2018  |  Global
Video Collaboration Continues to be the Main Pillar Behind Industry Growth
The global conferencing services market continues to offer significant growth opportunities for conferencing and collaboration service providers. While stand-alone audio conferencing services were greatly impacted in 2017, mainly due to the growing popularity of tightly integrated audio and video conferencing services, video-related conferencing ...
28 Nov 2018  |  North America
Understanding the Diverse Competitors and Business Models in the CPaaS Market is Key to Choosing the Right Partner
Communications Platforms as a Service (CPaaS) is arguably one of the more disruptive innovations to affect the business communications market in the past five years. CPaaS solutions represent a significant departure from the way businesses of any size have become accustomed to purchasing and deploying communications. Their value proposition lies in...
23 Nov 2018  |  North America
Mid-year 2018 Market Update
Software and cloud-centric solutions have driven the video conferencing industry to morph significantly. Companies that have innovated at a fast pace are growing while others are becoming less relevant. As video conferencing becomes an integral part of the digital transformation strategy, the user demand continues to expand. The impact of softwar...
09 Nov 2018  |  Europe
Competitor Repositioning Creates Disruption and Opportunities
The European hosted Internet Protocol (IP) telephony and unified communications as a service (UCaaS) market continues on a strong growth trajectory that is creating value for businesses and growth opportunities for service providers. Continued Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) decommissioning is creating opportunities to move businesses to...