Podcast: Google Makes its Unified Communications Play

By Carl Weinschenk | Aug 27, 2010 | Print this Page
Dorota Oviedo on Google's UC Play: [swf file="http://vid.itbe.com/ctoedge/ucegoogleaug27f.mp3"]

 There are a few companies who get everone's attention when they move on an industry segment. Cisco is one. Microsoft is another. A third member of that group, Google, is going after UC. Recently, Dorota Oviedo, industry analyst for Frost & Sullivan's Unified Communicatioins & Collaboration Group, released research on the company's UC initiatives.

The difference between this and many other industry initaitves is that Google -- which appears to be aiming squarely at the small- and medium-size business (SMB) sector -- hasn't specifically announced a move into UC. Oviedo, however, does a good job of connecting the dots.