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
16 May 2023  |  Global
API Driven Communications Power Next Generation Customer and Employee Experiences
Frost & Sullivan defines programmable communications as any service or solution that enables developers to programmatically embed voice, video, chat, and messaging services within their business or consumer applications, business process or workflow automations. Through application programming interfaces (APIs), programmable communications expose c...
26 Apr 2023  |  Global
Is the Future of Business Call Control Mobile?
Frost & Sullivan’s 2023 IT decision-maker (ITDM) survey was conducted to gain insights on the following end-user organizations’ priorities: • Current communications and collaboration technology adoption rates and future adoption plans • Demand for private branch exchange (PBX) and cloud/mobile PBX functionality • Evolution of enter...
30 Dec 2022  |  Global
Q1-Q3 2022 Update
The $3.58 billion global video conferencing devices market is undergoing seismic changes in the wake of massive work, workplace, and workforce transformation. Driven by the shift to remote work, video adoption saw hyper-growth during the pandemic years. The market is currently undergoing significant normalization, as it gets aligned with the new fu...
30 Dec 2022  |  North America
A Benchmarking System to Spark Companies to Action—Innovation that Fuels New Deal Flow and Growth Pipelines
Frost & Sullivan defines Communications Platforms as a Service (CPaaS) as any cloud-based platform that enables developers to programmatically embed voice, video, chat, and messaging services within their business or consumer applications. In nearly all cases, the embedded communications and collaboration services leveraged through a CPaaS are a fe...
14 Dec 2022  |  Europe
A Return to Growth as Businesses Adapt to and Shape the New Normal
This study provides an in-depth analysis of the European hosted IP telephony and UCaaS market, including a forecast of installed users, average prices and provider revenue until 2028. The study discusses the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on businesses and users, and the effects of economic hardship on services adoption and provider growth strateg...
26 Oct 2022  |  North America
A Benchmarking System to Spark Companies to Action - Innovation That Fuels New Deal Flow and Growth Pipelines
As the North American unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) market matures and competition intensifies, it is becoming increasingly important for market participants to accelerate innovation and develop sustainable growth strategies. This market analysis provides a perspective on key market trends as well as an assessment of 30 growth and inn...
17 Oct 2022  |  North America
Post-pandemic Market Normalization and Economic Headwinds Put Brakes on Growth in 2022: Long-term Momentum for Video-First Enterprise will Continue
The $3.85 billion global video conferencing devices market is undergoing seismic changes in the wake of massive work, workplace, and workforce transformation. Driven by the shift to remote work, video adoption saw hyper-growth during the pandemic years. The market is currently undergoing significant normalization, as it gets aligned with the new fu...
21 Sep 2022  |  Europe
A Benchmarking System to Spark Companies to Action - Innovation that Fuels New Deal Flow and Growth Pipelines
Digital technologies and cloud communications and collaboration services, in particular, have provided solutions to European businesses and public sector organizations looking to bridge physical distances across employees, customers, suppliers, and partners. Flexible consumption models, mobile-ready solutions, and collaboration-rich user experience...
30 Aug 2022  |  Asia Pacific
Market Size and Market Share Tracker
2021 marked the beginning of the revival of meeting rooms and office spaces. As businesses prepare for the return to office, meeting rooms have seen growing technology investments to support hybrid work. Despite the headwinds from the impact of supply chain issues and component shortages which have triggered uneven sales cycles throughout 2021, the...$2,450.00
22 Jul 2022  |  North America
What Does it Take to Capitalize on the Robust Growth Trajectory?
Fear of stagflation or recession is likely to dampen the momentum the industry has garnered in the past couple of years. Strong recognition of UCaaS benefits—including improved business continuity and enhanced remote/hybrid workforce productivity—is likely to be offset by budget tightening, delayed investments, and technology investment priorit...