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overview.jpgThe enterprise communications and collaboration market is in the midst of an era of unprecedented change. Traditional solutions, vendors, and their ecosystems are being completely disrupted by rapidly evolving technologies, cloud delivery models, digital-enabled business models, and changing enterprise and user preferences. By 2020, we will see a completely transformed landscape of solutions, providers, and delivery and business models in this industry.

The industry disruption and transformation will present numerous opportunities, as well as challenges for technology vendors, service providers, and enterprise customers. Understanding every major aspect of this changing landscape, the impact on your business, and developing a strong and timely market response will be key to continued success and growth in this market.

expertise.jpgWhy Frost?

With over 20 analysts and consultants worldwide covering every aspect of the unified communications and collaboration (UCC) industry-infrastructure, endpoints, applications, services, convergence, delivery and business models, and enterprise and user preferences-Frost & Sullivan's Connected Work team is uniquely positioned to be your growth strategy advisor and implementation partner.

Expertise Areas

Connected_Home65x65.jpgEnterprise routers and switches
Mobile_Insfrastructure.jpgVoIP over WLAN devices
Connected_Workplace.jpgEnterprise peer-to-peer technologies and solutions
Mobile__Wireless.jpgEnterprise peer-to-peer technologies and solutions
Unified_Communications.jpgEnterprise voice and unified messaging platforms
Consumer_Services.jpgSpeech technologies and solutions
Mobile_devices.jpgEnterprise IP telephony endpoints

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Meet the Team

North America

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Research Director

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Industry Director

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Principal Analyst, Program Manager

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Vice President

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Industry Analyst

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Principal Analyst

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Global Vice President

Latin America

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Research Director

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Industry Analyst

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Industry Analyst


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Director of Consulting

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Global Director of Growth Implementation


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Associate Director

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Research Manager

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Industry Analyst

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Research Director

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Industry Manager

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Industry Analyst

frost_sullivan_research-2.jpgFrost & Sullivan's Connected Work Growth Partnership Service is a unique and immersive program for Unified Communications and Collaboration vendor and enterprise organizations to successfully navigate this rapidly transforming industry. Rooted in a solid foundation of market intelligence research, our expert analysts and consultants provide a continuous flow of actionable opportunities, strategies, and tactics on Unified Communications and Collaboration solution areas, and advisory services through virtual and in-person interactions.

Our Growth Partnership Service research, advisory and interactive perspectives cover:

  • Technologies and market sector analysis
  • Competitive analysis
  • Geographic research
  • Marketing, sales, and partnerships
  • Buyer needs and implementation best practices

Our Unified Communications and Collaboration client base includes hundreds of vendor, service provider, enterprise, and SMB organizations across all major industry verticals and geographies. Our expertise and long- standing relationships in this industry make us an invaluable growth partner for our clients.

Our Connected Work research program covers a broad range of communications and collaboration solutions, including:

  • Enterprise communications infrastructure, platforms, and endpoints
  • Conferencing (audio, web, video conferencing) platforms, services, and endpoints
  • Enterprise mobility, impact of consumerization and bring-your-own technology (BYOT)
  • Enterprise email, IM/presence, productivity applications
  • Social collaboration platforms
  • Content collaboration platforms
  • Team collaboration applications
  • Virtual events
  • Hosted/cloud services, managed services, private cloud services
  • VAR and channel perspectives
  • Digital business models and capabilities for marketing, sales, and support

For more information, please select a service below:

Unified Communications
IT Services & Applications

KSA's ICT Market Snapshot, Forecast to 2020

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is one of the largest potential markets in the MENA region for ICT products and services. The ICT market in KSA is still in the growth stage. With hardware infrastructure in place, the next wave of growth will be in IT services, software, and digital media. KSA has…

2017 Global UCC Industry Outlook

The global unified communications and collaboration (UCC) market is in a rapid state of transition. A sweeping shift to services-based solutions and greater for integration and customization capabilities is are encouraging broader adoption. Market traction is expected to further accelerate as end…

Cloud Telephony Trends in India, Forecast to 2021

The study aims to analyze and forecast the Indian Cloud Telephony market outlook from CY 2016 to CY 2021.Also known as hosted telephony , cloud telephony refers to a mechanism to deliver telephone applications on the cloud as a hosted solution. It is a voice and messaging service that does not…

Web Conferencing Services Market in India, H1 CY 2016

Over the last few years, it has been observed that the need for and awareness of unified communications and collaboration services among enterprises in India have spiked significantly. Enterprises have been pushing internally to cut on travel costs, yet remain in constant touch with employees,…

European Hosted IP Telephony and UCaaS Market, Forecast to 2023

The European hosted Internet Protocol (IP) telephony and unified communications as a service (UCaaS) market continues on a strong growth trajectory that is creating value for businesses and growth opportunities for service providers. European telecom carrier initiatives to discontinue Integrated…

Unified Communications (UC) Applications and Services Market in India, H1 CY 2016 Update

With companies and businesses going global, employees, customers, and business partners remain spread across multiple geographies. Even enterprises are encouraging its employees to work-from-home to avoid travelling to office and to offer flexibility to the work environment. The concept of…

Asia-Pacific Hosted Telephony and Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) Services Providers, 2016

The Asia-Pacific hosted IP telephony and Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) services market entered into a fast-moving stage for the first time and various services available in the market increased across all countries in the region. Increasing awareness and demand for cloud services is…

EMEA Conferencing Services Market Buyer s Guide, 2016

The study aims to guide buyers in selecting the appropriate conferencing solution that matches their requirements. The conferencing services market is highly commoditized and fragmented. It is comprised of a number of participants with varying portfolios and customer bases. Typically, providers in…

Asia-Pacific Enterprise Telephony Market H1 2016 Tracker

The Asia-Pacific enterprise telephony market was worth $992.4 million in H1 2016. This study analyzes trends, vendor market performance, vertical and horizontal market splits, go-to-market strategies, and key customer wins. The market is segmented into private branch exchange (PBX), key telephone…

growth_consulting_frost_sullivan-2.pngToday, it is absolutely true that one size does not fit all. Today's solutions, while advancing rapidly, present a new set of opportunities for organizations to implement Unified Communications and Collaboration with more flexibility, less risk, and more control and clear ROI. Software and services-based solutions, and developers' widespread use of industry standards enable the tailoring of unique solutions for each organization's unique requirements for more value and faster ROI. Unified Communications and Collaboration software and infrastructure can and should be integrated with business software and infrastructure to streamline and automate business processes. Unified Communications and Collaboration applications should be matched to user roles, functions, preferences, and locations. Analytics should be applied to business processes in order to accurately measure Unified Communications and Collaboration impact on work streams and key performance indicators (KPIs). Frost & Sullivan's Connected Work team is well positioned to guide businesses through their transformation journey and assist them in selecting the right solutions and providers for their specific needs.

The transformation taking place in the business market presents tremendous challenges to communications vendors, providers and resellers to reinvent and reposition themselves for future success. Frost & Sullivan analysts help market participants identify growth opportunities and develop sustainable business strategies. Close understanding of end-user needs and extensive competitive intelligence inform our consulting engagements and enable the Connected Work team to arm client with custom-tailored market data, analysis and insights to help them thrive and flourish in the dynamic and constantly evolving UCC market.

Key areas where Frost & Sullivan can provide value include the following:

  • New Product and Services Solutions: We can support your organization in developing or deploying new Unified Communications and Collaboration products and services that deliver greater customer value.
  • Business Model Transformation: We can support you in transforming your business to address the challenges and opportunities of the industry's shift to the cloud.
  • Customer Analysis: We can help identify specific customer needs and pain points through detailed surveys and data analyses.
  • Branding and Positioning: Frost & Sullivan can support your organization through an integrated marketing platform to more effectively launch and promote new products, services or business models.
  • Statistical Analysis and Forecasting: We can assess growth opportunities and market potential in new/specific customer segments, geographies and product/service areas.

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big_data-1.jpgFrost & Sullivan can deliver a bespoke workshop to your organization to highlight emerging Unified Communications and Collaboration and Connected Work trends, and identify their impact on your company's growth opportunities and business strategies. This highly interactive engagement is designed to fit your specific needs and circumstances; where we can attend your strategy day or workshop as an external expert keynote speaker; we can also fully manage and facilitate a workshop to ensure your delegates gain maximum benefits from our strategic analysis and walk away with actionable insights. Full written follow-up reports and strategic recommendations are provided thereafter.

Given Frost & Sullivan’s unrivalled position as an authority on the carsharing market, Citeecar commissioned them to undertake a detailed white paper to support our launch positioning in Europe. With an aggressive and rapid growth plan we wanted to leverage Frost & Sullivan’s knowledge and insight on the market particularly in terms of the mega trends underpinning its growth. We also wanted them to evaluate and test the robustness of our model identifying the challenges we might face and the measures taken to mitigate them. The result is a comprehensive view of the market and the opportunity it presents for the Citeecar model.

Bill Jones, Citeecar CEO & co-founder

We invited Frost & Sullivan to support an internal workshop with the purpose to identify "New Mobility" opportunities that could contribute to our business growth by 2025. F&S opened the workshop by reviewing the Megatrends that would impact the world in general and our industry in particular in the next decade. By using an analytical model, they helped us to cluster and prioritize the results of our brainstorming sessions. Their engaged facilitation created the right innovative atmosphere and helped us to achieve tangible results.

VP Product Planning, Toyota Motor Europe