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Frost & Sullivan: Seven Enterprise Communications Scenes in 2014

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Frost & Sullivan: Seven EnterpriseFrost & Sullivan: Seven Enterprise Communications Scenes in 2014 PR Newswire SYDNEY, Nov. 19, 2013 ~ Cloud and mobility set to be game changers in the 2014 ICT industry outlook ~ The fast paced ICT industry is constantly evolving, and 2014 will see it undergoing a huge transformation, with many traditional ICT vendors struggling to grow or even maintain their market share. "Cloud and Mobility are the two main themes driving significant change in the ICT industry and driving disruption in the ICT market," says Audrey William, Head of Research, ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan Australia & New Zealand. Frost & Sullivan expects these major trends in 2014: #1 Microsoft Lync will become a more disruptive force in the UC market Although still a relatively new player in Unified Communications with low market share, Microsoft has been gaining momentum in the last 12 months and has grown enough to be pose a threat to traditional UC vendors. Channels and customers now regard Microsoft seriously and channels and IT integrators that used to sell only traditional telephony solutions are now incorporating Microsoft Lync into their product mix. Lync 2013 offers close to 95% PBX functionality. Increasingly, the adoption of Lync is a natural progression for companies using Active Directory, Sharepoint and Microsoft e-mail. These companies are now moving to Lync for IM, presence, collaboration and voice.

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Frost & Sullivan: Seven Enterprise Communications Scenes in 2014

PR Newswire

~ Cloud and mobility set to be game changers in the 2014 ICT industry outlook ~

The fast paced ICT industry is constantly evolving, and 2014 will see it undergoing a huge transformation, with many traditional ICT vendors struggling to grow or even maintain their market share. "Cloud and Mobility are the two main themes driving significant change in the ICT industry and driving disruption in the ICT market," says Audrey William, Head of Research, ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan Australia & New Zealand. Frost & Sullivan expects these major trends in 2014:

#1 Microsoft Lync will become a more disruptive force in the UC market