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Star2Star and Blueface Merger Confirms 2018 Will See Continued UCaaS Market Consolidation

On January 3rd, 2018, Sarasota, FL-based Star2Star Communications merged with Dublin, Ireland-based Blueface in a deal valued at $500 million. The new entity will be called StarBlue and will be headquartered in Sarasota. For an interim period, the two com…
Categories Tags Merger Highlights On January 3rd, 2018, Sarasota, FL-based Star2Star Communications merged with Dublin, Ireland-based Blueface in a deal valued at $500 … http://www.digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/star2star-and-blueface-merger-confirms-2018-may-be-year-ucaas-market-consolidation/

First Thoughts on Polycom’s Obihai Acquisition

As the new year begins, so do the latest round of mergers, acquisitions and consolidation in the unified communications and conferencing market. M&A in the UC space typically falls into two categories. The first are strategic technology acquisitions that …
Categories Tags As the new year begins, so do the latest round of mergers, acquisitions and consolidation in the unified communications and collaboration market. M&A in the UC… http://www.digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/first-thoughts-polycoms-obihai-acquisition/

Plantronics Continues to Enrich its Software-as-a-Service Offering to Complement its Leading Professional Headset Portfolio

Since the initial launch of Plantronics Manager Pro v3.0 in July 2014, Plantronics has continued enhancing the features and capabilities of its flagship Software-as-a-Service offering
Categories Tags Since the initial launch of Plantronics Manager Pro v3.0 in July 2014, Plantronics has continued enhancing the features and capabilities of its flagship So… http://www.digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/plantronics-continues-enrich-its-software-service-offering-complement-its-leading-professional-headset-portfolio/

Device as a Service: Re-evaluating a Traditional Need in a Cloud World

Advancements in software development and cloud architectures are driving a profound shift towards communications technology delivered as a service. Double-digit user and provider revenue growth rates in the hosted Internet Protocol (IP) telephony and unif…
Categories Tags Advancements in software development and cloud architectures are driving a profound shift towards communications technology delivered as a service. Double-digi… http://www.digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/device-service-re-evaluating-traditional-need-cloud-world/

Understanding How Users and Lines are Provisioned in Hosted PBX Deployments

While simplicity of pricing structure has been among the key selling points for cloud communications, certain details about how these services are priced are not always clear business buyers and decision makers. One question that I often get is about how …
Categories Tags Understanding How Users and Lines are Provisioned in Hosted PBX Deployments Cloud communications are gaining popularity and businesses are increasingly eval… http://www.digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/understanding-how-users-and-lines-are-provisioned-hosted-pbx-deployments/

UCC Opportunities in the Hospitality Space

Advanced UCC Tools Improve the Guest Experience and Optimize Daily Workflows in the Hospitality Industry - Highlights of Frost & Sullivan's new market insight.
Categories Tags I’ve just completed a new Market Insight entitled “UCC Opportunities in the Hospitality Space” taking a deep dive into the implementation of communications… http://www.digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/ucc-opportunities-hospitality-space/

NEC Corporation Tells a Strong Hospitality Story

The story of NEC Corporation in the hospitality segment.
Categories Tags Frost & Sullivan recently had the chance to speak with NEC Corporation about its strong hospitality story when it comes to enterprise communications and collab… http://www.digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/nec-corporation-tells-strong-hospitality-story/