LC Voice Powered by Avaya: IP Office in the Cloud

Technology is always evolving, but the pace of change has quickened over the past decade, particularly in business communications. The ways in which we interact and do business have undergone a sea change, thanks in part to the cloud.

Just a few years ago, the cloud seemed like next-gen technology, something that only the most forward-thinking companies would use. Today, it has become a pressing organizational requirement. That urgency is reflected in these statistics:

  • Cloud computing will increase from $67B in 2015 to $162B in 2020, according to IDC.
  • The worldwide public cloud services market will grow 18% in 2017, according to Gartner.
  • At least half of IT spending will be cloud-based by 2018, according to IDC. It is projected to reach 60% of all IT infrastructures, and 60–70% of all software, services, and technology spending, by 2020.

The reasons behind that growth are clear. Financially and practically, the cloud makes sense for most companies.

Consider these three benefits:

  1. Cloud technology eliminates the need to house, maintain and upgrade hardware.
  2. It’s easily scalable, providing flexibility as companies grow.
  3. Cloud solutions make it easier for mobile workforces to collaborate and access data remotely.