Strategy Analytics projects the global UC software and services market will surpass the $7 billion revenue mark in 2011 and achieve an annual growth rate of 9%
With one out of every three workers in the global workforce being mobile, any UC or fixed-mobile converged solution that does not have mobile at its core is not addressing the needs of businesses.
Mobile UC solutions are designed to streamline and improve the mobile worker's ability to communicate and share information with colleagues, customers, and partners. The market for such solutions is still emerging and consists of a disparate group of vendors driven by the rise in personal-liable purchasing, the need for cost cutting, and the availability of mobile device management (MDM) solutions to manage such devices
The market for such solutions is still emerging and consists of a disparate group of vendors including enterprise networking/telecom customer premises equipment (CPE) providers (e.g. Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Cisco, Siemens), mobile platform and software providers (e.g. IBM, Microsoft, Nokia, RIM), and pure-play mobile UC vendors (e.g. Aastra, DiVitas, ShoreTel - Agito Networks). Several other players exist in this market, and more are sure to emerge, but those included in this report comprise the most visible in the market today.