The global outlook series on Voice/Speech Recognition Systems provides a collection of market briefs, concise summaries and statistical anecdotes of research findings. The report offers a rudimentary overview of the industry and details trends such as, growing demand for speech-based searching and analytics, increased focus on voice Internet and speech-enabled systems by technology vendors, and growing popularity of network-based speech recognition and distributed speech recognition technologies. Additionally, the impact of the ongoing economic recession is discussed, while also identifying growth drivers such as fast paced adoption of speech recognition systems at contact centers, growing use of biometrics, and technology advancements in mobile and in-vehicle applications. The report also presents a recapitulation of latest strategic corporate developments and product launches/innovations. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 216 companies worldwide.