Building Reliable IP Telephony Systems

Reliability is the most critical aspect of a business phone system. However, there are different approaches to providing reliable voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) systems, which is why you need to consider the reliability of the underlying data network—and the challenges of implementing a virtually always-available system on an infrastructure that has a much lower availability rating.

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Future Tech: Where Will Telephony Be in Two Years?

Right now, there are two clear trends that will continue to shape business telephony into the next two years: Internet protocol (IP)-based communications and mobility. Download this concise executive brief to get an expert's take on voice over IP (VoIP), IPv6, converged networks, and more. Read More

Enterprise Phone Systems Comparison Guide

Internet protocol (IP) telephony is increasingly replacing traditional private branch exchange (PBX) technologies. But to replace their incumbent telephony systems, decision makers must look carefully at what’s available, what they’ve got, and what they need, before crafting a short list of candidates. This comparison guide from Focus Research is designed to help midsize and large enterprises do just that. Read More

How to Choose Between VoIP and Unified Communications

Both voice of IP (VoIP) and unified communications (UC) represent large leaps forward from legacy telephony. This white paper reviews five key considerations covering the full gamut of stakeholders to make an informed decision to deploy either VoIP or UC. Read More

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We all know that computers, generally speaking, have not been as reliable as phones. And the fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) surrounding voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) has been, in some cases, justified. However, for VoIP the question now is not whether reliability can be achieved, but rather how much reliability you can expect from the options available to you. Read More

7 Steps to a Successful IP Telephony Implementation

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IP Telephony Storage

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