Market Update: Wainhouse Studies Point to Growth

Newsmakers for the week of Jan. 11 also include Voice Mobility International, BT,  Aspect, Quilogy, OnRelay, Esnatech, CoreDial and VoxNet.

By Carl Weinschenk | Posted Jan 14, 2010
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Unified Communications to Grow by 50 Percent to $30 Billion by 2013: In two separate Unified Communications (UC) market studies, one for products and one for services, Wainhouse Research predicts that the UC industry will grow to a healthy $30 billion in just five years. While the market will actually experience negative compound annual growth on the product side, it will be more than mitigated by robust positive growth in the services sector.

Voice Mobility Restructures Operations: Voice Mobility International, a Vancouver-based developer and provider of carrier and enterprise messaging solutions, today announced an update to its restructuring plans.

 

The company is well poised to take advantage of the movement in the unified communication and messaging market to deliver services from the cloud or as a software-as-a-service offering. Recent reports like the Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, North America, published by Gartner in December 2009, are predicting a sharp rise in the deployment of unified communications as a service. With UCaaS, the service provider gives users the ability to purchase unified communications with a monthly or yearly subscription fee. This model allows enterprise customers to minimize capital outlays, which is being well received in this economic downturn.

Aspect Announces Acquisition of Quilogy:
 Aspect, the global leader in applying unified communications and collaboration, today announced it has acquired Quilogy Inc., a nationally recognized IT services firm, headquartered in Saint Charles, Mo. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

BT Conferencing Transforms Management of Unified Communications: BT Conferencing today announced the launch of a revised Web site that offers customers an engaging online experience with new functionality and ways to manage their accounts.

The revamped site is a single global portal that gives BT Conferencing customers the ability to schedule, change or cancel all conference types – audio, Web and video -- and help them use all call and account-management features online.

OnRelay Launches Partner Program for Mobile PBX in the Cloud: OnRelay today became the first unified communications provider to offer partners a fully cloud-based mobile PBX for resale as SaaS. Twenty companies have already pre-registered with the program to certify for resale in the UK, Nordics, Benelux and USA.

OnRelay's Mobile PBX, Unified MBX (UMBX), is an all software, turn-key office phone system, designed with the mobile phone as the primary extension. Combining a leading open source IP PBX with proven cellular FMC software, UMBX provides converged telephony without the expense of premises-based hardware.

Esnatech Launches New Desktop UC Application for Mobility, Presence, Messaging and Faxing: Esna Technologies (Esnatech) today announced it has released version 8.0 of its market-leading UC LINK desktop software with added integration to multiple operating systems and business solutions such as Skype VoIP/Video, Google Talk, Google Apps and Salesforce.com. As well, the new release launches native support for the Apple MAC operating system and both thin computing and Web-based environments.

VoxNet Selects CoreDial and its VoiceAxis Software to Provide Hosted PBX and VoIP Services: CoreDial, a premier provider of hosted PBX and VoIP software and services, and VoxNet, a leading carrier-services provider based in the greater Philadelphia region, today announced a partnership whereby VoxNet will offer private-label CoreDial hosted PBX, VoIP and SIP trunking services to its customers. The agreement also includes CoreDial's commitment to certify Mitel IP phones on the CoreDial VoiceAxis software platform.

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