• 2016 is all set to see an increased adoption rate of Hybrid UC (Unified Communications) consumption by organizations. Since flexibility is the order of the day, organizations are on the lookout for UC solutions that imbibe an interesting mix of on-premise and cloud solutions. However, when a company decides to take UC on board, it may find itself facing an uphill battle when it comes to a seamless implementation. And this is worrisome because, integration has to be on top of the list in order to ensure a smooth transition and to achieve the optimal effectiveness of the new system. Of the many, the main challenges that irk a CIO when implementing UC systems would be the fact that the specific needs of the diverse business groups within his organizations should be addressed. Local and Central management becomes mandatory if there are a bunch of branches and offices spread across multiple regions. In addition to this, the deployed platforms must have the ability to scale while integrating and delivering new services as and when required. Moreover, any solution that is worth its salt must be cost effective. CIOReview understands these challenges and the importance of why these must be confronted with. And so, we bring to you a list of the 20 Most Promising Unified Communications Solution Providers.  Being closely scrutinized by a distinct panel of judges including CEOs, CIOs, CXO, analysts and CIOReview editorial board, these vendors caught our eyes not just because of their products and services, but also because of their expertise and their fail-proof methods in eradicating their clients UC woes. Their solutions are guaranteed to consolidate multi-generational platforms into a common environment sharing a centralized infrastructure yet provide the autonomy for individual department administration.