| | June 20156CIOReviewCopyright © 2015 CIOReview, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part of any text, photography or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the magazine and accordingly, no liability is assumed by the publisher thereof.CIOReviewJUNE 15 - 2015CIOReview's circulation is audited and certified by BPA International (Audit Pending). Mailing AddressCIOReview44790 S. Grimmer Blvd Suite 202, Fremont, CA 94538T:510.402.1463, F:510-894-8405 JUNE 15 - 2015, Volume 4 SE 43 Published by CIOReview To subscribe to CIOReviewVisit www.cioreview.com Editor-in-Chief Pradeep ShankarEditorial StaffSalesAron PeterDerek JamesJoe Philip Shashikanth PeetlaT:510.565.7559 VisualizersStephen ThomasK.Manoj kumarUNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALCIOReviewJuliet Adamsjuliet@cioreview.comSusan Fernandessusan@cioreview.comDaniel Craigdaniel@cioreview.comManaging EditorJeevan GeorgeAlex D' SouzaKyle SummersJudy Christin Sonia SacharThe Unified Communications environment is set to perfect the collaboration requirements for an increasingly mobile and distributed workforce. In the evolving competitive Unified Communications landscape, an increasing number of providers are building the capabilities and tools to seamlessly collaborate through a broader array of end-points ensuring business continuity. With Web Real-time collaboration, BYOD, audio, web and videoconferencing, unified messaging and social integration shaping the UC scene, the lead-up is toward the realization of shorter innovation cycles as vendors infuse new expertise and interoperability into solutions.While the business value derived out of a combined UC strategy across all modes of communication is a given benefit, evaluating and implementing an appropriate UC integration strategy can be daunting for most enterprises in terms of complexity and cost. This has prompted many organizations to leverage Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS)--the latest entrant to be riding on the cloud wave. UCaaS completely changes the purchasing paradigm resulting in significant up-front capital cost savings. According to Gartner, sixty percent of enterprises in the U.S. will shift thirty percent of their voice communication to the cloud.The appropriate UC solution for an organization should provide a powerful combination of core communication functionalities, and consistent user experience across the entire spectrum of devices and media-types improving business processes and enhancing productivity. On that note, we present to you the special edition on Unified Communications wherein we are featuring 20 most promising Unified Communications solution providers, listing the best vendors and consultants who provide key technology solutions and services. The special edition features comprehensive insights and expert articles on the latest trends and innovative technologies that will help you in effectively evaluating and formalizing UC strategies for your organization.We trust you enjoy reading this edition.Jeevan George Managing Editoreditor@cioreview.comEditorialReal-time Integration of Enterprise Communication
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