May 16

We need more UC vendors, not less – article on UC Strategies

Regarding Microsoft’s resent move to acquire Skype, I must say that the choir is astoundingly in agreement. The acquisition of Skype by Microsoft is a great move by Microsoft in many ways; it is a strategic move for its Office 365 offering, it is a great add-on to its Lync product line and it can introduce any number of Skype features into its other product lines, such as Xbox and Windows Mobile. And I agree. I am part of the same choir in that way. The communications market is in need of more consolidation, not because there are too many vendors providing enterprise voice solutions, but because the innovation is gone and new entrants provide the same basic functionality using other technologies, e.g. mobile networks and cloud solutions. But UC still needs more innovating vendors, not less.

Read my article here.UC Strategies