10 Networking Predictions For 2014


Mobile UC Goes Mainstream

While the adoption of unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) offerings continues to grow in 2014, so, too, will that of UC applications that are purpose-built for mobile devices.

In addition to the general trend toward BYOD and two-way communicating mobile applications, producing an uptick in mobile UC adoption, faster, more modern Wi-Fi networks will also fuel the trend, according to Aruba Networks.

"Modern Wi-Fi networks have helped usher in mobile UC, by gaining visibility into the traffic and by communicating directly with UC systems," an Aruba representative told CRN.

Of course, hosted UC, in general, will also continue to take off, projected Brian Ferguson, product marketing manager at Digium. "We anticipate that phone, collaboration and UC-as-a-service will make enormous strides in 2014," Ferguson said.