Cloud Partners Buyer's Guide: Cloud PBX/UC

Cloud Partners Buyer's Guide: Cloud PBX/UC

Issue Summary

Cloud-based unified communications, or UC-as-a-service, is easing the complex task of implementing sought-after UC capabilities across an entire business organization – its distributed offices and diverse endpoints. Indeed, the cloud UC market is expected to nearly double in the next six years – from $13.10 billion in 2014 to $23.34 in 2019, according to MarketsandMarkets. While the overall market size is growing, cloud UC providers – from telcos-turned-cloud providers to pure plays – battle it out for supremacy among customers and partners. Pricing, platforms, performance and partner programs are among the considerations solutions providers must make. This Cloud Partners Buyer’s Guide will detail important vendor selection criteria and offers a sneak peak at the Cloud PBX/UC service providers exhibiting at Channel Partners' Fall 2014 Cloud Partners event.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to Cloud PBX/UC
  • What to Look For in a Cloud PBX/UC Provider
  • What to Look for in a Partner Program
  • Cloud PBX/UC Providers at Cloud Partners
  • Cloud PBX/UC Provider Profile: Star2Star

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Compare the features and capabilities of cloud PBX and cloud UC.
  • Identify critical questions to ask cloud PBX/UC providers on behalf of your customers.
  • Review our checklist for must-have perks from a cloud PBX/UC provider channel program.