There are a few companies who get everone's attention when they move on an industry segment. Cisco is one. Microsoft is another. A third member of that group, Google, is going after UC. Recently, Dorota Oviedo, industry analyst for Frost & Sullivan's Unified Communicatioins & Collaboration Group, released research on the company's UC initiatives.
The difference between this and many other industry initaitves is that Google -- which appears to be aiming squarely at the small- and medium-size business (SMB) sector -- hasn't specifically announced a move into UC. Oviedo, however, does a good job of connecting the dots.