Cisco regains enterprise collaboration lead from Microsoft

Enterprise networking vendor Cisco has regained the enterprise collaboration leadership from Microsoft in Q2 2014.

The difference between Cisco and Microsoft is thin. Cisco has 16 percent market share in the global collaboration market, while the share of Microsoft is 15.8 percent.

Synergy Research Group said Cisco has regained the top spot, though the gap between the two is small.

Revenues from collaboration, which includes enterprise voice, UC applications, telepresence, email software, enterprise content management, enterprise social networks and hosted communications and applications, rose 2 percent to $7.7 billion in the second quarter.

The report said there was a continued decline in the enterprise voice and telepresence markets being countered by strong growth in other segments.

collaboration market share in Q2 2014

Hosted voice & UCaaS rose 17 percent, enterprise social networking grew 20 percent and hosted web conferencing increased 9 percent.

Cisco also saw strong growth in WebEx, though telepresence revenues remained soft.

Jeremy Duke, Synergy Research Group’s founder and Chief Analyst, said: “One issue that Cisco faces is that a substantial amount of its collaboration revenue comes from mature markets which are flat or declining. In contrast Microsoft achieved sequential growth in all ten of the segments in which it is active, and grew year on year in nine of them.”

Baburajan K
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