Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and UC Market Survery by Osterman

A new survey, fielded by Osterman Research, indicates that there is a primed and ready market for Microsoft's upcoming release of its recently rebranded unified communications (UC) server. "It found that 30% of respondents plan to deploy Microsoft Lync Server 2010 within a year of its release near the end of 2010."The survey polled IT […]

A new survey, fielded by Osterman Research, indicates that there is a primed and ready market for Microsoft's upcoming release of its recently rebranded unified communications (UC) server. "It found that 30% of respondents plan to deploy Microsoft Lync Server 2010 within a year of its release near the end of 2010."

The survey polled IT and business decision makers in 121 organizations with a mean of 13,000 employees in Sep.

Among the survey's other findings, the leading drivers to migrate to Lync Server 2010 include the ability to run it on virtual servers 57%, the need for fewer physical servers 54%, and the ability to use a single client for multiple communications 51%.

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