Moving from equipment to the cloud is very smart move and something I noticed many vendors at the recent ITEXPO in Los Angeles were focused on doing. Just as VARs and channel partner/MSPs have shifted from once selling hardware to services for the recurring revenue and to offset shrinking margins, I expect many hardware providers to follow suit.
As the trend continues expect prices for services to drop in response to greater supply in the market. Why?
Some great news about TMC's ITEXPO that I wanted to share. ITEXPO has experienced phenomenal growth year-over-year. Vendor participation for ITEXPO West increased almost 50 percent, and 216 exhibitors issued almost 400 news announcements from the show floor, detailing new products, services and alliances that were announced at ITEXPO. Additionally, more than 215 exhibiting companies, 366 speakers, 5,800 conference and expo attendees, and almost 100 members of the media participated in the event at the Los Angeles Convention Center. See, I told you VoIP is showing no signs of slowing down! Slow, stagnant economy be damned!
Full news release after the jump...
Interactive Intelligence plans to issue a press release announcing its final 2010 third-quarter results Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. Eastern daylight time.
Phil Edholm from Avaya did an incredible job wowing the audience with Avaya's vision for the future of collaboration at the ITEXPO West 2010 Avaya Flare Keynote in Los Angeles. During the presentation social collaboration, business process and tablets came together to keep us all pumped as we learned about the future of communications.