Frost & Sullivan: Sourcing Collaboration in the Cloud

The latest trends and opportunities in cloud collaboration to be presented and discussed at Interop New York 2012

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 27, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — Most major collaboration capabilities are now available as cloud-based hosted services — anything from private branch exchange-style (PBX-style) call control to video conferencing can be procured as a service instead of building it in-house from customer premises equipment (CPE).  Frost & Sullivan's Unified Communications & Collaboration Program Director Elka Popova examines which functions are ready for prime time in the cloud, which are the most cost-effective when purchased as a service rather than implemented as CPE, and what factors affect decision-making in this process during her presentation at Interop New York, taking place Oct. 1-5, 2012 at the Javits Convention Center in New York, New York. 

In this session, taking place at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Oct. 4 during Interop New York, Popova will look at a range of collaboration capabilities, while focusing on some of the core applications including enterprise call control, contact center enablement, and video. In addition to Popova, attendees of this presentation will receive insight from the Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC), which is an industry-wide group that supports key players in video.  The consortium's efforts around openness and interoperability are key to the provision of ubiquitous cloud-based video services.

If you are interested in more information, please send an email to Mireya Espinoza, Corporate Communications, at Email Contact, with your full name, company name, job title, telephone number, company email address, company website, city, state and country.

"Hosted communications and collaboration markets are growing rapidly, driven by technology advancements, evolving business models, and growing customer awareness," said Popova.  "Compared with premises-solutions, hosted services provide greater flexibility and scalability, as well as faster and more cost-efficient access to advanced technologies and tools. However, businesses must evaluate their options carefully in order to select the solution and provider that best address their specific needs."

Interop New York will unite more than 4,500 IT professionals, gathered for learning, networking and inspiration in a vendor independent setting.  The conference tracks feature a comprehensive content-led program, including tracks focused on Cloud Computing & Big Data, Data Center, Information Security & Risk Management, IT Management, Networking, Virtualization, and Wireless & Mobility.  The event also expects more than 130 exhibitors, allowing attendees to compare a range of products and solutions.

Popova's presentation at Interop New York is within Frost & Sullivan's Information & Communication Technologies practice.  Click here to access the conference agenda.

Frost & Sullivan's Information & Communication Technologies practice includes the following latest research: North American Hosted IP Telephony and UC Services Market, North American Mobile Workforce Management Market, Global Video and Telepresence Endpoints Market, Analysis of the Web Event Services Market, as well as an upcoming analysis on the North American VoIP Access and SIP Trunking Services Market. All research provides detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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