UC Solution On-Premise or in the Cloud?

By Jim Machi

On November 8, IHS Markit and Sangoma presented a webinar titled “UCaaS and the Small Business: Adoption and Implementation”. If you would like to view a replay of the webinar, please click here.

Webinar findings: 40% - UC Solution On-Premise, 60% - In CloudBy registering for the webinar replay, you’ll be able to download a report that IHS Markit put together as supporting material for the webinar. It’s an interesting report that outlines some things they found from a UC survey they conducted. According to the survey, about 60% of North American companies will have some portion of their UC solution in the cloud (either with a private server or through a provider’s UCaaS offering). This is consistent with industry trends.

But it’s also important to note 40% will still opt to have their UC solution on-premise. And that’s in North America – the rest of the world, for the most part, is lagging even further behind in cloud. So while all the hoopla is about cloud, on-premise remains a seriously sizable chunk. And that’s because on-premise makes sense for some companies.

There are reasons for having a UC solution on-premise. The business might have the experience to manage it, or they may not yet feel comfortable with a phone system that isn’t on-premise. They may even feel having their UC solution on-premise ultimately might be less expensive. There are many valid reasons a business may not be ready for cloud, and these reasons are valid.

That’s why Sangoma offers both CPE and Cloud based PBX / UC systems. Both of our offerings use the same code base, so they offer the same features, no matter what. Businesses can choose what’s right for them without sacrificing performance.

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Jim Machi

Jim Machi is the Vice President of Marketing for Sangoma. He is responsible for developing and executing the global marketing plan, including digital strategy, partner marketing, content generation, lead generation activities, and launch planning.  Prior to Sangoma, Jim spent time at Dialogic and Intel in various roles, including business unit general manager and SVP of product management and marketing. Jim has a BSEE from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in finance from NYU.

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