We are drowning in data with no relief in sight. According to Gartner, this growth--as much as 60 percent or more annually--is driving hardware, software, associated maintenance, administration and services costs. But with 2011 IT budgets seeing more restrained growth--barely 7 percent, according to Forrester Research--storage has become the poster child for doing more with less.
2014 State of Unified CommunicationsIf you thought consumerization killed UC, think again: 70% of our 488 respondents have or plan to put systems in place. Of those, 34% will roll UC out to 76% or more of their user base. And there’s some good news for UCaaS providers.
6 UC Trends to WatchInformationWeek’s 2014 Unified Communications Survey shows a revitalized market; 77% of 488 respondents have deployed UC or plan to within 24 months. Among those deploying or with plans, internal IT owns this tech: 40% will keep UC completely on premises vs. 3% going all cloud. For hybrid setups, 24% are primarily on premises vs. 17% mostly cloud.