Week in research: Enterprises catch videoconferencing bug; ADC revenue surges to $1.4B

More enterprises catch the videoconferencing bug: Videoconferencing systems may not be ubiquitous in every enterprise, but according to Infonetics enterprise adoption is on the rise. The research firm revealed in its "Enterprise Telepresence and Video Conferencing Equipment" report that the global enterprise video conferencing and telepresence market jumped 15 percent to $882 million between the third and fourth quarters of 2011. For the year 2011, videoconferencing and telepresence equipment rose 34 percent to $2.99 billion. Over the next four years, Infonetics that enterprises overall will spend a total of $22 billion on videoconferencing and telepresence hardware and software. Leading the charge in 2011 was the sale of PBX-based systems, growing 80 percent, which Infonetics said "offer a cost-effective way to enjoy multi-modal communication using existing infrastructure." From a vendor perspective, Cisco continued to lead the market segment with their Q4 2011 telepresence and videoconferencing revenue rising 25 percent sequentially. Release

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2012 to be a big year for application delivery controllers: Application Delivery Controller vendors will see a surge in revenue this year, says Dell'Oro Group. The research firm reported that in 2011 Application Delivery Controller revenue surged over 10 percent to almost $1.4 billion, a trend that will continue well into 2012. Alan Weckel, senior director of Ethernet Switch Market Research at Dell'Oro said that there are a number of drivers to this growth. "We believe that data center build outs, consolidation, and the continued preference of users bringing their own devices as well as increased applications on each device will drive robust growth in 2012," he said. "We also see ADCs continuing to expand their role in network intelligence beyond basic load balancing and further into security services such as authentication." Release

Bandwidth hungry users drive uptick in broadband consumption: Surprise, surprise--power users are driving worldwide broadband bandwidth demand. According to IDC, Internet-generated broadband traffic will increase approximately 50 percent year-over-year on wireline networks and will double on mobile networks. During the period 2010-2015, the research firm forecasts that end-user demand for worldwide wireline and mobile broadband traffic will increase from 9,665 petabytes per month in 2010 to 116,539 petabytes per month in 2015. Bandwidth consumption is being driven by a host of applications, including everything from Web browsing, peer-to-peer file sharing, and audio/video streaming. Release