The Definitive Guide to Successful Deployment of VoIP and IP Telephony-Chapter 4

Now that you have planned and assessed your new system, it’s time to explore the next phase of the integration process: design and pre-deployment testing. Part 4 of this 4-part e-book series provides a basis for the exploration of network design. In addition, it includes a report card that will help you select the appropriate design and validation software tools for your Internet protocol telephony (IPT) system.

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A growing number of businesses are now grappling with the decision to implement new telephone systems based on voice over IP (VoIP) technology. However, while the primary goal is generally saving money, there are a wide variety of features and functions that must also be considered. This report provides a quick guide to the top five most common services that you should expect from a VoIP-based business phone system. Read More

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Whether your company has recently migrated from legacy telephony to VoIP or whether it has been on the VoIP path for some time, consideration of unified communications UC makes sense. While some businesses will be perfectly happy moving over to VoIP, others will want the richer set of benefits that come with UC. Once the decision to go with UC has been made, businesses have to choose between retaining their premise-based environment for communications applications and adopting cloud-based UC.... Read More

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