Table of Contents
The Current State of Communications and Collaboration
UCC Enables Real-time Collaboration
Meetings and Calls Need to Go Beyond Voice
Web and Video Conferencing: Digitizing Open Workspaces and Smaller Huddle Areas
Enterprise Video is on the Rise
Mobile Collaboration: Messaging is the New Way Forward
The UCC Platform
The Landscape of UCC
Multi-Vendor is Still the Answer to UCC
The Future of Unified Communications and Collaboration is Mobile and Video
The market for communications is shifting to one in which multi-modal interactions will become the norm. Voice, Video, and Messaging Communications and Collaboration will drive the future of this market. As Messaging becomes a larger part of the communications landscape, Mobile Collaboration is poised to take on a larger enterprise role, by way of shifting email to more of a confirmation tool. Moreover, the convergence of content types under UCC would be greatly enhanced by a categorized and dynamic ontology-driven knowledge framework that goes beyond search. Once the framework supports are in place, UCC will accelerate its momentum at an even greater rate than it already is today.
This Research Note identifies the new elements of UCC and how enterprises can plan for the shift to multi-modal communications.