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
13 Jan 2022  |  Global
OPEX Models Aim to Disrupt Device Acquisition in the UC Market
Several providers, including Microsoft, Zoom, Neat, and Crestron, announced OPEX programs focusing on multiple UC endpoints in 2020-21. This move reflects the intense and growing interest in the OPEX space, which has been fueled in part by the pandemic. However, OPEX, particularly leasing as a business model, has been in practice for several years,...$2,450.00
07 Jan 2022  |  Global
Technologies that Support Engagement and Interactivity Gain Prominence
The pandemic was a great equalizer with everyone being remote. Mass adoption of video meetings, chat, virtual whiteboarding, and group messaging kept everyone productive and fully connected. Everyone had the same presence and an equal voice during video meetings. As people return to the office, there is a growing challenge of keeping the same level...$2,450.00
24 Dec 2021  |  Europe
A Video-first Strategy is Imperative to Thrive in Hybrid Work
Hybrid work is here to stay, and the workplace is rapidly changing. As the pandemic has influenced people's attitudes toward hybrid work to varying degrees, the percentage of people who will return to the workplace is in flux. As a result, there is a greater need to recognize employee preferences for hybrid working and accommodate multiple user-pro...
01 Nov 2021  |  Europe
Cloud Communications Services Shine in Addressing the Distributed Workforce
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across Europe and worldwide. It has considerably impacted supply chains and commerce patterns, GDP growth rates, travel, employment and technology investments. In 2020, the European Union (27 countries) experienced a GDP decline of 5.9%; the Euro Area (19 countries) GDP declined by 6.3%; Spain and Italy were among those m...
28 Oct 2021  |  North America
The COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted User Preferences for Communications Endpoints, Disrupting Desktop and Cordless Phone Sales
The desktop and cordless phone market decreased by 19.0 percent in 2020 in terms of revenues to $2.79 billion, and by 16.7 percent in terms of unit shipment to 24.7 million. The pandemic, lockdowns, and work-from-home mandates have notably impacted the market in terms of demand, delivery, and potential installation of devices in customer sites. Man...
21 Oct 2021  |  Global
CPaaS and APIs Open Enterprise Communications to Positively Impact Business Outcomes
In response to the numerous challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations of all sizes underwent a radical adaptation of their business processes and, in some cases, their entire business models, in order to survive. Throughout 2020, innovative companies found clever ways to serve their customers, which required a new set of commu...
27 Sep 2021  |  Asia Pacific
China’s Strong Performance Boosted Overall Market Growth Rates
This research study analyzes the current and future trends of the Asia-Pacific video conferencing endpoints and infrastructure market, service providers' performance, and market share. Despite difficult economic conditions, growing enterprise requirements create opportunities in the Asia-Pacific. The forecast period for this research service is fro...
03 Aug 2021  |  North America
Hybrid Work and Need for Flexible Workspaces in the Return to the Office will Spur Adoption
This study captures the market dynamics in the tabletop audio conferencing endpoints market, including the changing trends in the tabletop audio, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the adoption of different types of endpoints, and the forecast of endpoint revenue and unit shipments until 2025. The report discusses the trends, forecasts, and mar...
29 Jul 2021  |  Latin America
An Indispensable Tool for Remote Workers During the Pandemic, Professional Headsets will be a Key Enabler of the Hybrid-work Future
The global professional headset market earned revenues of $1.98 billion in 2020, a record growth of 42.3 percent when compared to 2019. In 2020, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and associated work from home (WFH) realities triggered unprecedented demand for cloud software communications and collaboration services and professional ...
05 Jul 2021  |  Latin America
Growth Opportunities for Communications, Collaboration, and Contact Center Technologies in the Government Sector
Enabling Key Government Workflows with Pre-packaged and Programmable Communications Solutions to Enhance Citizen and Staff Journeys
Frost & Sullivan has identified the government vertical as ripe for digital transformation and the adoption of modern communications and collaboration technologies to improve operational efficiencies and enhance citizen experiences. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the social distancing norms it necessitated, has impacted all public services, revealing ...
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