For better or worse, it's hard to ignore the Gartner's Magic Quadrant reports when they cover your space, and with their UC coverage out now, we knew what the next UCStrategies podcast topic was going to be about.
If you've been following these reports, you'll know that the market has consolidated to the point where it's clear who the leaders are, and the playing field is well-established. That's not surprising given that the underlying product - enterprise telephony - is highly mature. It's certainly not a growth market, and that's why the vendors are transitioning to UC, but of course, that's only half the story.
Before that could happen, however, the cloud blew in, and now the bigger challenge is how quickly they can transition from premise-based UC to cloud-based UC. That's what's really driving the market now, and the current MQ shows that Microsoft and Cisco are doing that better than everyone else.
Lots more to talk about, and we all had something to say about what this report says about the current state of UC. The podcast has been posted to the portal, and after you give it a listen, we'd love to hear your thoughts as well.