As 2015 comes to a close, we're taking a look back on some of the most interesting, impressive, and surprising stats we've come across this year related to unified communications. With the global UCaaS market continuing to experience staggering growth (and expected to be worth $38 billion by 2022), the coming year should be another one for the books.
We've learned this year that demand is still growing rapidly for technologies that help improve efficiency at work. Products and services that promote hassle-free communication and collaboration are expected to expand even more in the new year, continuing to focus on adapting to the modern, mobile workforce. According to Enterprise Apps Today, 70% of technology leaders plan to spend nearly a fifth of their IT budgets on mobility. What does this mean in a nutshell? We'll see more cloud-based mobile applications and a decrease in on-premise software in the workplace, paving the way for a new generation of mobile-savvy workers.
- In a survey conducted at Enterprise Connect 2015, unified communications was listed as the top technology people wanted to learn about. IP PBX came in 11th. (No Jitter) (Tweet This)
- 8 in 10 employed adults have used a personally owned electronic device for business use. (Enterprise CIO Forum) (Tweet This)
- Taking note of the above number and increased importance of mobile enablement, 61% of companies now offer a BYOD program. (Evolve IP) (Tweet This)
- Have you wondered why everyone's moving communications to the cloud? Americans endure 140,000 crashed hard drives weekly. (Mozy Online Backup) (Tweet This)
- Thanks in part to cloud solutions, half of the U.S. workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial telecommuting. (Global Workplace Analytics) (Tweet This)
- Want to cut costs? Nix business trips; think video conferencing. The average business trip costs $949 per person for domestic travel and $2,600 for international. (Visually) (Tweet This)
- Finally, it’s clear that we really don’t know how to relax: 82% of employees have responded to work-related emails while on vacation. (ThinkingPhones) (Tweet This)