This IDC study provides results for the Japan unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) market on the first half of 2015. It also gives an update to IDC's forecast of the market in the period from 2015 to 2019. IDC classifies the Japan UC&C market into four broad segments: the UC platform market, the UC application market, the UC application services market, and the UC professional services market. We also divide the market into four broad categories based on solution types — the IP telephony market, the collaborative applications market, the IP conference systems market, and the IPCC systems market — and analyzes the market size and makes a forecast for each segment. The Japan UC&C market experienced strong growth in the first half of 2015 because of the steady expansion of the IP telephony market driven by continuous replacement demand for enterprise voice infrastructure, as well as because of the also steady growth of the collaborative application market.
"For the Japan UC&C market to continue to grow, vendors and systems integrators should accelerate transformations to their marketing strategies to match changes to user companies' spending motives, as well as accelerate cloud-first strategies for UC&C systems," argues IDC Japan Software & Security Group Manager Takashi Manabe.
This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #J15440108 and is summarized to reduce the gap in time since the original version was published.
All of the following sections are, however, fully translated:
- IDC Opinion
- Past Data Revision
- Essential Guidance