Frost & Sullivan Releases World Premises-Based Web Conferencing Data
Frost & Sullivan recently published the latest
study on the worldwide premises-based web conferencing market. Here are some
Premises-based web conferencing software revenues grew
by 14.6% in 2009 reaching $263 million globally. Growth in this market saw a
significant ramp-up in 2009 due to the growing penetration of UC solutions,
which encompass web conferencing capabilities.
While SaaS-based web conferencing continues to
dominate the overall web conferencing market with an 81% revenue contribution,
premises-based revenues in 2009 grew for the first time at a higher pace than
SaaS, primarily buoyed by strong growth in UC.
In 2009, Microsoft OCS (now Lync) moved to the number
two market-share position.
Revenues are expected to reach $1.13 billion in 2015,
supporting a widening user base, with a projected revenue growth of 27.6
Growing business need for collaboration,
globalization, strong cost cutting imperatives, and emerging green initiatives
are the main drivers for adoption throughout the forecast period.
As the North American market matures beyond 2012,
strong growth will be driven by faster regional adoption. APAC’s current
contribution to overall revenues is significantly greater for premises-based
solutions than in the hosted services market, due to the longer history of and
preference for premises-based in the region. Europe, where UC solutions are
gaining traction, will represent the fastest growing market over the forecast
Mobility is hot and will remain a key focus in 2011.
Conferencing vendors are introducing new form factors to support the growing
need for mobile collaboration.
Video integration with all forms of collaboration will
remain a key area of technology focus, and web conferencing vendors report
higher usage when they incorporate desktop video in their solutions.
Social media integration is fast evolving to become a
meaningful business differentiator. By integrating social media with web
conferencing and business processes, vendors are providing meaningful data
mining, and a more interactive user experience.
Источник: No Jitter
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