Guide to Unified Communications Leaders

  • By

    Sharon Linsenbach

    | Posted 2008-12-08


This Microsoft-based UC vendor offers three bundles aimed at small- and midsized businesses exclusively, each tailored to address both end customers' business needs and to allow for solution providers' differing levels of expertise with UC technology.
Unified communications remains a bright spot for IT solution providers. The unified communications market is expected to grow from $200.8 million in 2007 to $2.433 billion by 2012, according to recent research from Unified Communications Strategies. Professional services will increase product revenues by 18 percent in 2007, reaching 40 percent in 2012. Most of the big-name players are represented, with Microsoft, Cisco and Avaya the best-known in the space. But there are some smaller vendors and traditional telecommunications companies making big waves with solutions targeted to SMBs. Here's our list of the major players.
Sharon Linsenbach Sharon Linsenbach is a staff writer for eWEEK and eWEEK Channel Insider. Prior to joining Ziff Davis, Sharon was Assistant Managing Editor for CRN, a weekly magazine for PC and technology resellers. Before joining CRN, Sharon was an Acquisitions Editor for The Coriolis Group and later, Editorial Director with Paraglyph Press, both in Scottsdale, AZ. She holds a BA in English from Drew University and lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her significant other and two neurotic cats. When she's not reading or writing about technology, Sharon enjoys yoga, knitting, traveling and live music. Sharon can be reached at Sharon.Linsenbach@ziffdavisenterprise.com.