Gartner – Workforce collaboration gaining traction in Australia during 2011

Worldwide enterprise software revenue is forecast to surpass $US253.7 billion in 2011, a 7.5 percent increase from 2010 revenue of $US235.9 billion. In Australia, enterprise software revenue is expected to grow 10.9 percent to reach $A5.5 billion* ($US5.1 billion) in 2011, with the web conferencing and team collaboration segment expected to show the fastest growth, followed by enterprise content management software… Gartner analysts see use of social media and networking continues to gain traction. In the trend of socialisation, which includes personalisation, collaboration and content in the context of user-defined activities, Gartner predicts that unified communications and collaboration will see increased adoption in 2012, and context-aware and presence-based computing will gain more traction in 2013.

So, if we believe the analysts this should be a busy year for collaboration in Australia.