After a wave of adoption for cloud-based UC among small and medium businesses, large enterprises are embracing change themselves and ramping up investment in Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). Synergy Research Group found that the number of enterprises using UCaaS rose by 57% in 2018. Meanwhile, Gartner recently predicted that 90% of IT leaders will no longer purchase their UC systems on premise.
The advantages of the cloud are hard to ignore, especially with so much noise being made around the technology these days. It’s not just cloud companies generating all this hype either – early adopters have reported lower costs, easier maintenance, and greater agility, to name just a few benefits.
What is the world’s most valuable resource? If you answered oil, you might be stuck in the 1990s! Many economists now argue that data has surpassed oil as the most precious commodity. Indeed, it is the fuel that propelled Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and countless other household names to the top of the business world. It is easy to understand how this came to be. The properties of data are unique: Data is constantly being generated, it can be stored and transported/transferred cheaply, and it becomes more valuable the more it is used.
So when you think “automation” what comes to mind? Your thermostat or sprinkler system, maybe your coffee maker or online bill pay? Perhaps something a little more with an industrial feel like robots in a car factory or bottle processing at a beverage plant? Or is it something really sinister like out of control automated artificial intelligence that eliminates all our jobs? Hey, at least we’d all get universal income right? I guess the point is that whether you really think about it or not automation does play some part of your daily life.