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Seven Weekly Stats: The Decline of Premise-Based PBX

July 28, 2015 by

Premise-based PBXs once ruled the business world.

My, how things have changed.

From having the ability to contact colleagues worldwide to using four-digit extensions, legacy PBX transformed businesses communications. And with good reason—such an investment would have undoubtedly been necessary for organizations with myriad employees and locations.

However, as time wears on, the effects of aging systems become apparent—hardware gets older, maintenance costs increase, and, ultimately at some point, they become more of a headache than a help. Luckily, cloud-based technology is here to help. In that spirit, here are seven telling statistics that illustrate the decline of the premise-based telephone system.

1. PBX revenue declined six percent from 2013 to 2014. (Infonetics) (Tweet this)

2. Meanwhile, demand for unified communications increased 31 percent between 2013 and 2014. (Infonetics) (Tweet this)

3. Sales of enterprise PBX platforms declined 11 percent between the first quarter of 2013 and that same time in 2014. (Comms Dealer) (Tweet this)

4. PBX line shipments fell three percent from 2013 to 2014. (Infonetics) (Tweet this)

5. In 2014 alone, unified communications applications increased by 20 percent. (Infonetics) (Tweet this)

6. 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)

7. The remainder of the top five most intriguing topics? Collaboration, mobility, telepresence, and conferencing systems. (No Jitter) (Tweet this)

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