Although it looks like the Dropbox WebRTC honeymoon wasn’t a successful one, looking at the market Dropbox is operating in, it must take WebRTC and unified communications seriously. The major gap it has now is in the unified communications part (voice, video and messaging). WebRTC is what can help Dropbox close this gap and become its growth engine in the enterprise space.
Mitel needed much more feet in the ground and Polycom was the right answer to this need. Playing it right, Mitel will be able to capitalize on this strong market presence of Polycom in the enterprise market.
The Polycom Mitel deal is a result of the need of 2 companies to improve their market position in face of competition coming from collaboration services.