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The Definitive Guide to Successful Deployment of VoIP and IP Telephony-Chapter 1
As the era of traditional telephony draws to a close, the doors to the next generation in communications open. Chapter 1 of this 4-part e-book discusses

example of a book abstract  that follow—one is an example of a packet voice infrastructure at a county school system and the other is a PC-based application at a global consulting firm. IPT at Paulding County Schools: A Formula for Success Paulding County School District in Paulding County Georgia has implemented a school system-wide VoIP setup with an IPT emphasis incorporating almost 600 phones and completely replacing their older PBX and CENTREX service and the entire physical infrastructure in all schools. ROI There are three

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Advanced Meter Infrastructure: Composite Technologies to Meet New Demands in Sales and Customer Service


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Rich Internet Applications (RIA): Opportunities and Challenges for Enterprises


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Business Agility for Communication Service Providers: A Few Simple Steps Are a Great Way to Start


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example of a book abstract  (Q2O) space, including historical examples to show why the market is increasingly demand driven. Part one summed up by making general observations as to how Q2O software solution vendors have addressed the market, and about the additional features and functionalities they will need to incorporate as demand shifts. Now it's time to take a look at one of those high-flying newcomer providers: enter BigMachines, Inc. ( www.bigmachines.com ), a rapidly growing company founded in 1999, and with North Read More