This IDC study provides IDC's predictions for the worldwide unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) market. It contains the collective views of IDC analysts on key trends and developments impacting this space in 2016 and the implications for end users and providers.
"Cloud-based communications and collaboration solutions are experiencing healthy double-digit growth rates as many businesses of all sizes (small, medium sized, and large) consider the advantages of leveraging a monthly subscription model (i.e., opex) for their next deployment," said Rich Costello, senior research analyst, IDC's Unified Communications and Collaboration. "But the future of the UC&C market lies in defining 'business outcomes' for customers by creating a better, more intuitive user experience through real-time communications, collaboration with context, and integrations with business systems and applications, no matter the location or the device."
App stores, Collaborative applications, Enterprise IP telephony, Mobility, Networking virtualization, Platform as a service, Product mobility outsourcing, Smartphone, Unified communications and collaboration, Videoconferencing equipment, VoIP