Cloud collaboration is an enterprise collaboration technique that facilitates employees to work with the documents and other data types, stored off-premises and outside the company’s firewall. Employees of an enterprise utilize the cloud-based collaboration platforms to share, edit and work together on projects. The cloud collaboration is used as a tool for collaboration internally among different departments in a firm, as well as externally for sharing documents with clients for receiving feedback.
Cloud collaboration is integrating new advances in cloud computing and their collaboration that are becoming necessary for the firms operating in this increasingly globalised world. The advent of cloud computing and its subsequent benefits have paved the way for collaborative cloud-based services, in turn reshaping the concept of how employees work together over the internet.
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Cloud collaboration offers several benefits such as facilitate better communication among the members of organization, facilitating higher participation levels, improved access to larger files, and real time updating.
Cloud collaboration market space has become highly sophisticated with vendors trying to attract customers. Earlier, cloud collaboration tools were quite basic having limited features. However, the advanced packages are much more document-centric in their approach. For instance the new sophisticated collaboration tools allow users to “tag” specific areas of a document for comments which are delivered real time to the viewers.
Although, the cloud collaboration market is growing swiftly, it has been observed that the adoption of cloud collaboration solutions has reached a stage where it is more dependent on the reluctance of workers to collaborate as compared to the ability of current technology.
Major factors driving the growth of global R&D cloud collaboration market include emerging trend of mobility & BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), and the demand for secure & efficient solutions to enhance the employee’s productivity. Additionally, the market growth is also propelled by the trend to employ a single software tool to solve all the collaboration needs within the enterprises, instead of relying on multiple tools. With the rising adoption of cloud-based solutions among enterprises, cloud collaboration market is expected to witness potential growth opportunities during the forecast period.
However the factors such as reluctance of in sharing their knowledge, challenges in maintaining the information security, and maintaining auditable trails across organizations, are restraining the growth of the market.
Global R&D Cloud Collaboration market is mainly classified on the basis of deployment model, enterprises, verticals and geographies.
On the basis of deployment model, global R&D cloud collaboration market is segmented into public, private and hybrid cloud.
On the basis of enterprises, the market is segmented into SMEs & large enterprises.
On the basis of verticals, the market is segmented into BFSI, government institutions, healthcare & life sciences, media & advertising, IT & telecommunication, managed & business service providers and others.
On the basis of geographies, global market of R&D cloud collaboration is segmented into 7 key regions:
- North America
- Latin America
- Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
- Middle East & Africa
Key Market Players
The major players active in the global R&D cloud collaboration market include IBM Corporation, Huddle, Microsoft Corporation, Cisco Systems, Google Inc., Oracle Corporation, Salesforce.com, Jive Software, Mitel Networks, Citrix Systems, Inc., Broadsoft, Inc. and HighQ Solutions Limited.
The report covers exhaustive analysis on:
- R&D Cloud Collaboration Market Segments
- R&D Cloud Collaboration Market Dynamics
- Historical Actual Market Size, 2014 – 2015
- R&D Cloud Collaboration Market Size & Forecast 2016 to 2026
- Ecosystem Analysis
- R&D Cloud Collaboration Market Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
- Competition & Companies involved
- Value Chain
- R&D Cloud Collaboration market Drivers and Restraints
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