Unified communications turns the corner.

by VoipPlanet.com Staff

Researchers describe shift from 'nice to have' to 'must have' attitude among buyers.

"Unified communications, it seems, is one technology immune from the effects of the economic turmoil. Despite a sluggish economy and continued constriction of IT spending, UC remains a popular add-on for companies looking to replace or update their communications systems, thanks in part to a slew of new offerings — including the latest release of Office Communications Server from Microsoft Inc.— and greater interoperability between vendor technologies," writes Charlene O'Hanlon on ChannelPartnersOnline.com.

"The technology has been on a growth path for the better part of two years, motivated in part by market studies showing a definite upward climb in UC sales. In 2008 Gartner Inc. released its prediction that UC would grow at a 17 percent aggregate rate, and a joint study released that same year by COMMfusion LLC and UCStrategies.com predicted a much heftier growth rate of 51.7 percent CAGR between 2007 and 2012," O'Hanlon writes.

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UC Moves Into ‘Must-Have’ Column

This article was originally published on Monday Jan 3rd 2011
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