Unified Communications Headed for Boom Times
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The rise of unified communications the integration of data, video and voice in one supported product has been stalled as of late. Like a lot of other new technologies, the rush to roll it out was delayed due to the severe downturn in the U.S. economy. But there have been signs of life lately, which gives one researcher room for optimism. Datamation gets the story.
Like many other sectors of the economy, the market for unified communications (define) in 2009 was not a great one, though the future is looking bright.
Infonetics Research has released a new report which forecasts worldwide revenues for the unified communication market will drop by four percent in 2009, but will rise by more than 100 percent over the next four years to top $1 billion by 2013.
Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise voice and data at Infonetics Research, told InternetNews.com that he's expecting the unified communications marketplace to generate revenues of approximately $501 million for 2009. By contrast, Machowinski noted that he is modeling 25 percent growth for 2010, which he admitted is aggressive.
Machowinski added that the economy has had a big role to play in the decline of unified communications revenue in 2009.