Today: February 10, 2016, 11:11 pm
  
Finance

UC&C in the cloud market in Latin America began around 2008 to 2009

companiesandmarkets.com
companiesandmarkets.com
Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) in the Cloud in Latin America - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com

 

PR-Inside.com: 2014-04-30 07:05:02
The UC&C in the cloud market in Latin America began around 2008 to 2009 with certain vendors developing private clouds for large enterprise customers. These deployments were on-premises (not hosted in a third-party data center), designed for enterprises with distributed offices (branches).
The benefits included centralized management of business applications and cost savings pertinent to investing in 1 data center as opposed to rolling out many small data centers across multiple sites. As enterprises began familiarizing themselves with this model, vendors and service providers started forming alliances to best capture this market.
Service providers invested in their data centers and started offering hosted Internet protocol (IP) telephony and later incorporated advanced UC&C applications -- instant messaging, presence, and conferencing, among others. In parallel, vendors developed solutions specific to the needs of the rising small and medium business (SMB) segment as well as made their solutions compatible for virtualized environments.
The first customers to adopt hosted UC&C were enterprises had already deployed private cloud architectures on-premises, giving rise to hybrid cloud models. These organizations had some applications (mission critical) running on a private cloud and others (not mission critical) hosted in a third-party data center.
In 2013, the most common architecture was a hybrid cloud, a condition that will not change rapidly, as there are still corporate-culture inhibitors and technological limitations impeding the rise of pure hosting. Moving forward, it is unclear if pure hosted is the direction the market is taking, as enterprises in some verticals (e.g., financial institutions and government) are legally bound to keep certain data on-premises.
Most vendors in this market insight affirmed that mid-2012 and 2013 was when hosted UC&C started gaining traction in Latin America. Some vendors are more advanced then others in their commercial offering, working with multiple service providers and partners in several countries, while others have a significantly smaller footprint.
The actual installed base for hosted UC&C is still a fraction of the on-premises UC&C market, with some participants ranging from a few thousand to a couple hundred thousand active licenses. Not all vendors have a consistent hosted UC&C offering globally, as Latin America is usually a year or two behind what happens in North America and Europe.
In the case of one prominent UC&C vendor that works with a leading service provider in several countries in Latin America, the functionalities offered for hosted UC&C vary among countries. This is not a technology-related issue, but rather concerns the business model that the service provider has chosen per country. However, market participants are still defining their strategies Within the countries where vendors sell their solutions, they usually work with 1 or 2 service providers/partners to offer hosted UC&C because the market is nascent.
Most vendors are talking with other service providers and partners to expand their reseller community in the region. In terms of licensing, the 2 models that vendors offer are pay-as-you grow (actual licenses sold) or pre-pay (the reseller purchases a bundle of licenses in advance, even if they are not sold). In the case of the former, vendors lease the license, while in the 2nd scenario, the service provider/partner acquires the license and can resell it as many times as it wants.
Currently, service providers/partners are required to purchase the solution from the vendor. However, some vendors are considering absorbing that cost to attract more resellers. The market is embracing this model, and there is a large growth opportunity for vendors.
The Cloud UC&C market in Latin America is in its nascent stage, and there is still important work to be done by vendors and the reseller community to raise awareness and understanding around this topic. It is particularity important that during this nascent stage, vendors and service providers position their brand within a enterprise segment that is still forming their opinions around cloud (solutions and vendors).

Click for report details: www.companiesandmarkets.com/Market/Information-Technology/Market ..

Browse all Information Technology Market Research Reports www.companiesandmarkets.com/Market/Information-Technology/Market ..

Browse all Information Technology Company Profile Reports www.companiesandmarkets.com/Market/Information-Technology/Compan ..

Browse all Latest Market Research Reports www.companiesandmarkets.com/Market/All/Market-Research?aCode=f3f ..

About Us
Companiesandmarkets.com is a leading online business information aggregator with over 300,000 market reports and company profiles available to our clients. Our extensive range of reports are sourced from the leading publishers of business information and provide clients with the widest range of information available. In terms of company profiles, Companiesandmarkets.com’s online database allows clients access to market and corporate information to over 100,000 different companies. We provide clients with a fully indexed database of information where clients can find specific market reports on their niche industry sectors of interest.


Press Information


Published by
Mike King
London: +44 (0) 203 086 8600
e-mail
www.companiesandmarkets.com



# 854 Words
Related Articles
 
More From Finance
Arizona Real Estate Stats 2015
COMMENTARY by Tom Ruff of The Information Market Permission is granted only to ARMLS® Subscribers for reproduction with attribution [..]
Investing.co.uk Announces New Trader Counsel Services
LONDON - Jan. 25, 2016 - British financial news source Investing.co.uk has announced that it will now be offering the [..]
Credit-Yogi.com Offers Free Advice For Getting Completely [..]
Everyone has some degree of debt to deal with. Some folks have a lot of it, and they need to [..]
Offshore Processing slashes credit card processing costs [..]
High risk and high volume merchants engaged in unconventional trades, such as Adult Content, Adult Goods, Online Casinos, Online [..]
Real-Estate-Yogi Offers Free Advice to Returning Veterans [..]
Veterans of the United States are returning from active duty and need places to live. It is up to lenders [..]

Disclaimer: If you have any questions regarding information in this press release please contact the company added in the press release. Please do not contact pr-inside. We will not be able to assist you. PR-inside disclaims the content included in this release.