Cloud, Real Time, Mobile and Social Drive Change in Business Collaboration Applications Market Cisco, Citrix, Google, IBM, Intralinks and Microsoft Grab Top Shares of $7.4 B Market
BOSTON, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- You can't have enough ways to collaborate is evident in the fact that email/calendaring, enterprise instant messaging/presence, web conferencing and team/social collaboration software and services generated $7.4 B in global revenues in 2012, up 12 percent from the prior year. In two more years, the industry will reach a tipping point for collaboration as software as a service surpasses on-premise software revenue according to the Strategy Analytics Business Cloud Strategies (BCS) service report "Cloud, Real-Time, Mobile and Social Energize Collaboration: Global Business Collaboration Applications Software and Cloud SaaS Provider Shares and Market Forecasts, 2012-2017." This report features top global business collaboration application software and cloud SaaS provider shares based on 2012 revenue, overall market revenue forecasts by application category, geography and delivery model (SaaS vs. on-premise software) through 2017, and a global user forecast by application category.
"It is no surprise that collaboration in the cloud is so prevalent. Email and web conferencing have been leading examples of network-based services for the past 20 years. Today's collaboration cloud services, combined with real-time and mobile capabilities, empower workers without requiring that corporate IT staff continue to be collaboration and messaging system experts," commented Mark Levitt, Director of Business Cloud Strategies research at Strategy Analytics.
"It makes a lot of sense for collaboration, which frequently involves people from different organizations on mobile and non-mobile devices, to be served up by trusted third party service providers with expertise in networking and connectivity," said Andrew Brown, Executive Director of Enterprise Research at Strategy Analytics.
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