Updates on the UCaaS Market and More UC News

Collaboration Corner: August 22–30

Collaboration Corner

Welcome to Collaboration Corner, our weekly Cisco Collaboration and Unified Communications (UC) roundup. Once again, I’ve lassoed up the most interesting blogs from last week. Here are the ones that, for one reason or another, raised a brow.

Unified Communications and Technology Articles

Florida Panthers Score on Technology Rebound

The web article from CDW’s Biz Tech Magazine describes how after a storm knocked out the Florida Panther’s aging PBX phone system, the team’s IT group launched a complete system overhaul. Read about their Cisco BE6000 deployment and how the staff is enjoying the new features, including unified messaging and using Cisco Jabber for instant messaging and desktop calls.

Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market will be worth $24.8 billion USD by 2020 according to new research report

WhaTech.com forecasts the UCaaS market to grow from $15B in 2015 to $24.8B in 2020, with a CAGR of 10.5% over the same time period.

Annapolis-based Link Labs raises $5.7 M to grow The Internet of Things

This Baltimore Sun piece by Scott Dance looks at an Annapolis startup focusing on Internet of things (IoT). Investors are backing Link Labs with a $5.7 million round of venture capital to help it compete in a young but growing market for attaching wireless sensors to everything from fuel tanks to air conditioners to soil beds, an industry known as “the Internet of things.”

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins is Flipping all the Right Switches

Fortune.com‘s Adam Lashinsky reviews Cisco’s recently appointed chief exec’s start. He notes Robbins’ aspirations to make Cisco speedier in its decision-making, more focused on software to go with its industry-leading routers and switches, and increasingly responsive to investors and customers.

Collaboration Case Study: Children’s Hospital Colorado

The case study from Cisco covers how a top children’s hospital improves the patient experience by building redundant voice architecture, reduced travel requirements for physicians and patients with telemedicine, and lowered cost of increasing patient access to high quality care in remote areas.