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
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...
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15 Jul 2016  |  North America
Finding the Best Fit When Moving to Cloud UC Solutions
Hosted Internet Protocol (IP) telephony and unified communications and collaboration (UCC) services represent a fast-growing segment in the broader cloud communications market. User adoption is rapidly accelerating; at the same time businesses struggle to manage increasingly complex UCC environments and look for more flexible technology consumption...
30 May 2016  |  North America
Leveraging Third-party Expertise and Resources for Better Communications Asset Management
Businesses are increasingly seeking to outsource various information technology (IT) tasks as well as end-to-end IT infrastructure management in order to improve operational efficiencies, leverage a partner’s stronger technology expertise, and gain a competitive edge. Managed customer premises equipment (CPE) services, including managed Internet ...
23 Feb 2016  |  North America
Cloud and SaaS Adoption Accelerates as Premises-based UCC Deployments Decline
After years of provider initiatives, the UCC industry is finally moving in earnest toward software, services, and cloud architectures. Millennials, mobility, social, and BYOT continue to drive technology development in the quest for improved user adoption of UCC. Integration with business applications is a key focal area as UCC vendors strive to de...