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RingCentral 2015 Predictions: Top 10 changes to business communication in 2015 thanks to the cloud


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Contributed article by Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations, RingCentral

Top 10 changes to business communication in 2015 thanks to the cloud

The cloud has more than changed business in 2015, it's completely restructured the way we work, access information and perform business tasks on a daily basis.  The growth of Internet of Things and the rise of the mobile workforce will only continue to spur this rapid change. As we move into the new year, I predict greater changes are on the horizon. Here are a few of my top predictions:

  1. New devices will dramatically reduce reliance on desktop computers and laptops
  2. Cloud based communication applications will  accelerate to larger businesses 
  3. We'll see a wider adoption of virtual meetings 
  4. Corporate spending will increase on employee devices
  5. Cloud communication apps will be more deeply integrated with the new generation of cloud business process apps
  6. BYOD will accelerate forcing increase in spending for enhanced security and policy enforcement
  7. There will be a greater focus in security increases scrutiny for vendor relations
  8. The belief that the on-premise systems are more secure will fade away as more legacy systems are compromised (Home Depot, Target, JP Morgan)
  9. Larger customers will look to cloud service vendors for best in class in-built security since their investments and specialized skillsets are leveraged across thousands of businesses
  10. Cloud communications will start to replace larger legacy PBX systems like Avaya and Cisco


About the Author

Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations, RingCentral.

Curtis Peterson has more than 20 years' experience managing information technology and carrier-scale data and packet voice communication networks. At companies ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms, Curtis has managed teams responsible for engineering, project management, operations, data security, network security, data center, Carrier Operations, and internet backbone design and operation. Peterson has built world-class teams that can develop highly scalable networks while directing systems with ever-increasing compliance and security requirements in heavily regulated industries. Curtis has been a pioneer in VoIP services in the business communications space and has been developing, launching and operating Class 4 VoIP and customer-facing hosted PBX systems since 2002. Currently, he serves as the VP of Operations at RingCentral, a leading cloud communications platform for businesses in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

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