The concept of Unified Communications in its current notion is still quite fresh. Nevertheless, more than a dozen large manufacturers offer their own development for this sphere. Among the main players in the world market, Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, NEC, Oracle, Siemens Enterprise Networks are most notable. It is also worth remembering Nortel solutions, which many experts considered one of the best in the industry, but due to the bankruptcy of the company, the future of its development is very vague. In general, according to the analytical company Frost and Sullivan, the volume of sales of software for building Unified Communications systems in 2008 was about $ 71 million. Relatively small, but still it is almost three times more than in 2007, and by 2013 It is expected that this segment will grow to $ 1.8 billion.
Thus, at a basic level, UCs are inextricably linked to the concept of Next Generation Network (NGN) and can be fully implemented only in next-generation networks. Continue reading “Next Generation Network and Unified Communications”
Historically, every company uses a variety of telecommunication means. Moreover, their number constantly tends to increase. In the activities of a modern organization, several independent networks are used: telephone, LAN (wired and wireless), mobile networks, etc. Each of them is necessary, and the refusal to use this or that modern technology means depriving of competitive advantages. Continue reading “Unified Communications – New Level in Corporate And Business Communication”