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Studying UCaaS

August 29, 2016

UC is a bucket of ways to communicate - voice, video, conferencing, messaging (SMS, text, IM, chat), presence and more. Some of those buckets are shifting. Voice calls can be made through many apps (like Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype, Google Hangouts, Snapchat, etc. and I am amazed NOT through LinkedIn).

UCaaS: It isn't All Bad News

August 25, 2016

Okay, I will stop picking on UCaaS like I did HERE and HERE and tell you about some good stuff.

VOSS Solutions has been a Cisco shop for many years. Now they are launching VOSS-4-UC, a management platform for the hybrid Cisco and Microsoft environment, which I would imagine is how many Fortune 5000 companies operate. VOSS also hired a Skype for Biz Chief, in a nod to the growth of Office365+Skype4B.

Research Firms Missed Again on UC

August 24, 2016

MarketsandMarkets states that the UCaaS market size is expected to grow from USD 17.35 Billion in 2016 to USD 28.69 Billion by 2021, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.6% during the forecast period.

In contrast, Transparency Research claims, "The opportunity in the global UCaaS market was pegged at US$8.23 bn in 2015 and is projected to be worth US$79.3 bn by 2024. The market is likely to expand at a remarkable CAGR of 29.4% during the forecast period." [TMR]

Last year, TMR predicted, "The global unified communications as a service market is poised for staggering growth, and will be worth US$37.85 billion by 2022, finds Transparency Market Research's latest report.

What Pain Does UCaaS Solve?

August 22, 2016

There is rarely actual discussion in LinkedIn Groups any more. If there are comments, they are undisguised pitches for companies. In this particular discussion, the reader can conclude that most people know very little about the market that they are in. Apparently, competitive analysis is not a high priority.

National Harbor: In the Bubble

August 17, 2016

More than one person mentioned how National Harbor looks like a town in a bubble or a movie set. As the CPEv show wraps up, here are highlights.

It wasn't UCaaS after UCaaS after UCaaS. It was broken up.

Nothing But Vanilla Pudding

July 29, 2016

Do you remember playing musical chairs in school? The music begins a chair is removed and you circle around until the music stops. When the music stops, you try to sit in a chair and not be left standing. Channel positions seem a lot like that right now.

Why You?

July 22, 2016

This was another Me-too week in press releases. It was ILEC SD-WAN week with announcements from AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon. It was another handful of VoIP product launches. It was a handful of notifications that various master agencies inked agreements with UCaaS and other vendors.

The SPIFF War

July 12, 2016

Money is practically free, so why not use it for a land grab? This is the premise behind the industry consolidation. It is hard to grow organically, so grow inorganically by buying competitors or new markets (like Vonage and Nexmo).

But eventually you think out the herd of competitors that you can afford to buy and now you have the real revenue growth numbers staring at your face.

UC Tidbits #2441

July 5, 2016

So many pieces of news about the UCaaS and UC&C segment that I just wanted to cover the highlights (with links) for your perusal.

New ReportsWeb Global UC&C study:

"The global market is gradually experiencing the transition from legacy telephony services and messaging platforms to new UC&C services and platforms. We expect more number of global deployments of UC&C in coming years, driven by growing popularity of applications, such as rich collaboration, mobility, video conferencing, and telepresence." Key word is gradually.

A Big Shift Coming to Telecom

July 5, 2016

Our sector of the marketplace - telecommunications - is about to undergo a change. Yeah, we have been in a shift for a good while, but more is coming.

We went from TDM to VoIP to Hosted PBX to UCaaS to UC&C.

We went from T1 to cable broadband to Gigabit.

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