UBM TechWeb's Enterprise Connect Names the Top Technology Trends of 2010

Leading Enterprise Communications Event Teams with NoJitter.com to Release End of Year Data

Dec 20, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Connect, produced by UBM TechWeb, today announced its list of the top technology trends of 2010 in the enterprise communications arena. Unified Communications, video, and the Cloud were among the top technology trends of 2010, as determined by the Enterprise Connect program committee.

The program committee's list of top trends was confirmed by an online poll, conducted in partnership with NoJitter.com. The results come just before Enteprise Connect Orlando, the brand's flagship enterprise communications event, happening 28 - March 3 at the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando, FL. Registration is now open at http://www.enterpriseconnect.com/orlando/.

An online poll at NoJitter.com asked the site's readers to name the top enterprise communications trends of 2010. The top five responses, in order:

1. Unified Communications

2. Video

3. Tablets

4. SIP Trunking

5. The Cloud

Other top technologies and trends receiving votes included: Smartphones (#6), Social Software/Networks (#7), Communications-Enabled Business Processes (CEBP) (#8), Contact Centers (#9).

"The poll results mirror the emphasis we put on these trends when we created the Enterprise Connect program," said Fred Knight, General Manager and program co-chairman of Enterprise Connect. "The top-ranked trends in our No Jitter poll all have entire tracks devoted to them at Enterprise Connect, with sessions ranging from in-depth, half-day tutorials to high-level executive panels in General Sessions."

"Opinions may differ about exactly how to rank these trends, from highest to lowest, but we are comfortable declaring that these trends, in this general order, are the ones that are moving the enterprise communications industry and affecting enterprise communications decision-makers the most," Knight concluded.

In addition to the many sessions devoted to these top technology trends, Enterprise Connect's program also devotes significant attention to the ongoing concerns of real-time networks and the migration of legacy networks. This includes tutorials on the Basics and Best Practices of Unified Communications; a mock RFP for IP-PBXs; Network Test Tools; and much more.

Enterprise Connect is the only industry event where all of the enterprise communications equipment, software and service suppliers providers are in one location. More than 100 companies will be exhibiting in the Enterprise Connect Expo. The list of sponsors and exhibitors currently includes: Aastra, Aceyus, Acme Packet, Alcatel-Lucent, Aspect, AudioCodes, Avaya, AVST, Axede SA, Blackberry, Butcher+Suter AG, Calabrio, Carousel Industries, Cisco, Dimension Data, Genesys, HP, IBM, Integrated Research, Interactive Intelligence, Level 3 Communications, Microsoft, NEC, NET, Orange Business Services, Plantronics, Polycom, Presidio Networked Solutions, Psytechnics, SecureLogix Corp., ShoreTel, Siemens, Sipera Systems, snom technology AG, SonicWALL, Sonus Networks, Sprint, Verizon, Vidyo and Zeacom.

About the Online Poll

The poll was fielded from December 12-16, in coordination with the program committee of Enterprise Connect, the leading event in the enterprise communications space, and validated by readers of NoJitter.com, Enterprise Connect's editorial website. Results represent 293 respondents. Survey details are available on request.

About Enterprise Connect®

Enterprise Connect® (formerly VoiceCon) is the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications in North America. Enterprise Connect® brings corporate IT decision makers together with the industry's vendors, analysts and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise networks and communications. Enterprise Connect® owns and produces No Jitter, (http://www.nojitter.com/), providing daily blogging and analysis of enterprise communications, and it also serves the community with a weekly email newsletter, a Webinar Series and Virtual Events. For more information, visit http://enterpriseconnect.com/.

About UBM TechWeb

UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.