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In the future, mobile phones will dominate, with businesses moving to a ‘bring your own device’ strategy and voice virtualization will take on more importance in business’ networks according to survey results taken by business communications and collaboration software and services provider Mitel Networks. The survey found 53 percent of respondents felt that, in the future, mobile phones would become the dominant communication device in the workplace. These same responders also stated that their organizations would move to a ‘bring your own device’ strategy in the future.

In addition, 90 percent of respondents said that virtualization will take on greater importance in their network in 2011, with 34 percent of these saying that voice virtualization will take on the greatest level of importance. Cloud virtualization and desktop virtualization followed in priority at 31 and 25 percent respectively, while 74 percent of respondents said they believed they could achieve a stronger ROI using a best-of-breed network approach versus a single vendor.