70% of hosted and cloud systems are purchased by businesses using less than 30 phones
82% of new communications systems support SIP protocol according to an Eastern Management Group study of 7,000 Information Technology managers
SMBs and Enterprises are buying, and channel partners are making the difference among winning and losing PBX vendors
Cisco and ShoreTel increased their UC PBX market shares in North America in 2011. In this regard the two companies stood alone among major proprietary PBX manufacturers according to The Eastern Management Group. It's probable that certain unified communications features played a role.
PBX and IP PBX Sales by Cisco and Avaya Go To Starkly Different Customers in SMB
Global PBX and IP PBX Sales Surged to $59 Billion in 2010
PBX Sales Increase on Expectations of Employee Productivity Reports Eastern Management Group
Unemployment increased throughout the world in 2010, but so did PBX and IP PBX sales. Purchases of business phone systems jumped 16% in North America and 14% worldwide. Unemployment according to the OECD was 8.5% in 2010 up from 6.1% in 2008.
Small PBX and IP PBX Market Lifted Cisco and Avaya Sales in 2010
In 2010 Avaya and Cisco grew their North America PBX market shares by 46% and 18% respectively. The two largest PBX manufacturers accomplished the feat by turning attention to the small customer market, and then took PBX sales and market share from other notable manufacturers.
PBX and IP PBX Sales in North America Grew 16% in 2010
Eastern Management article published in No Jitter
2010 PBX and IP PBX Sales Results - North America
Global technology industry research firm Eastern Management Group today announced the findings of its study of the 2010 North America PBX market. The PBX market size was was 13.6 million lines sold in North America for the year. According to Eastern Management, 2010 proprietary PBX sales were up 16% year over year, and represented a breath of fresh air following a rancid 2009.