Latest data from Synergy Research Group revealed that Microsoft once again narrowed the gap with collaboration market leader Cisco. The increase in marketshare was mainly due to strong growth in both hosted/cloud solutions and premise-based solutions. Also, for the first time total quarterly revenues from hosted/cloud solutions surpassed premise revenues.
“Microsoft continues to be a significant disruptor in collaboration and its aggressive embrace of all things cloud is opening up ground for further disruption and market share advances,” said Jeremy Duke, Synergy Research Group’s founder and Chief Analyst. “We believe that if Microsoft is successful in rolling out Skype for Business in Office 365, it could take its collaboration opportunity to a whole new level. But such threats are not going unnoticed and we see Cisco continue to refresh and reinvent its collaboration strategy with its recent acquisition of Tropo and the introduction of Spark.”