Your organization, like most others, is probably searching for ways to improve the capability of its telephone system or replace it altogether. And given the number and variety of telephony options, organizations that fail to research their choices risk investing in a system that fails to meet their needs. However, bad IP telephony isn’t inevitable. Read this white paper to read success stories and best practices to keep your company on the right track.
This white paper provides an overview of the basic elements to look for when buying a phone system. It surveysthe landscape of enterprise telephony today: the features available, the pros and cons of traditional and VoIPsystems, and the adaptability of new generation equipment to rapidly changing business needs.
Profound developments in business telephony have left some small businesses reeling under perceptions of a steep learning curve for expensive new products. But there’s no reason to be left behind. Affordability is the hallmark of the new generation in business telephony, thanks to hosted IP and other networked solutions. Is your business applying the new technology to best advantage?
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Dec 22, 2009
Over a decade ago, mobile telephony entered the enterprise through the back door: employees who could afford mobile phones occasionally used them for business; specific business units budgeted for employee mobiles and then procured them locally; policies surrounding the usage of mobile phones for work were - where they existed at all - haphazard; there was little means of policy
enforcement; and in no case were these mobile phones integrated into a business's fixed telephony strategy, let alone its IT strategy. This stands in sharp contrast to other office technologies, such as PCs, faxes, and copiers.
Voice Over IP (VoIP) deployments can cause unexpected or unplanned power and cooling
requirements in wiring closets and wiring rooms. Most wiring closets do not have
uninterruptible power available, and they do not provide the ventilation or cooling required to prevent equipment overheating. Understanding the unique cooling and powering needs of VoIP equipment allows planning for a successful and cost effective VoIP deployment. This paper explains how to plan for VoIP power and cooling needs, and describes simple, fast, reliable, and cost effective strategies for upgrading old facilities and building new facilities.
Though IP telephony has been available commercially since the mid ‘90s, it remains an emerging technology for many organizations. Only about 28% of companies have moved all endpoints (handsets, softphones, audio bridges) to IP, according to Nemertes’ research data. The rest of organizations are either in the process of migrating fully to IP, stuck in a hybrid rollout requiring them to manage typically multiple TDM and IP providers, or firmly planted in TDM.
This report reviews the issues and benefits associated with moving to an all-IP environment, based on interviews with IT professionals who have moved to all IP or are in the process of doing so.
Published By: Wheelhouse
Published Date: Aug 09, 2013
Business telephony is changing more rapidly than ever before. Several developments are driving this accelerating change. They range from targeted technical initiatives to broad communication technology trends. If keeping your business communication strategy up to date seems difficult now, it will become much more so in the future. It is also important to stay abreast of – or ahead of – the latest developments; if you don’t, you’ll find yourself with a seriously outdated communication system. And that could put you at a competitive disadvantage.
Published By: Wheelhouse
Published Date: Aug 13, 2013
Changes in a number of areas are transforming business telephony. These changes have varying causes: advances in IP communication technology, the explosion of mobile communication, the growth of cloud-based services, and the proliferation of video conferencing, to name a few. The changes have affected small companies in big ways. In particular, they have given SMBs access to communication capabilities formerly reserved for large companies. But they also have growing potential to affect enterprises. Thus the failure to keep on top of them can leave even the biggest companies at risk of falling behind.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Dec 18, 2014
In the next few years we shall see explosive growth in the use of video conferencing as a fundamental tool for businesses to enhance communication and collaboration between employees, partners and customers. The technology has developed considerably from early adopters to its current form of mass market roll-out. It’s anticipated that nearly half of information workers will have some type of personal video solution in 2016, up from just 15% today. With video conferencing becoming a core component of IT infrastructure that enables communication and collaboration, businesses will be looking to providers of telephony, business applications and network infrastructure services to include this capability as part of their offering. This report will examine the basic components of the technology, considerations for deploying video conferencing solutions, and will introduce the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform to readers
This report looks at customers’ and businesses’ attitudes toward usage of multichannel interactions, and identifies the issues and potential pitfalls that businesses will face when trying to improve the customer communications across channels.
This comprehensive PBX Buyers Guide explores the PBX technology (both hosted and traditional) and empowers the mid to enterprise business PBX buyers with critical information necessary that is helpful in selecting the right phone system for any business.
Phone systems are a critical part of any business infrastructure. While phone system buyers read the buyers guides, research the different brands, and create elaborate RFPs, there is no substitute for learning from other phone system buyers' mistakes. Here is a list of 10 regrettable mistakes businesses have made when buying a phone systems.
This IBM white paper posits that most enterprises have yet to realize the full value of convergence and explains why the real promise of IP networks lies in converged applications. It goes on to explain how IP convergence can build real business value for today's busy contact centers.
Download this paper to learn why IBM believes that the real business value of IPC voice systems is reflected in improved employee productivity, enhanced business processes, and the ability to deliver more responsive services and offerings.
Many forward-thinking organizations are beginning to see the true potential of the convergence of voice, video and data. It has the power to transform business relationships, business processes and collaboration between employees, suppliers and customers.
This paper describes IBM's experience with and the benefits achieved from basic network convergence and IP telephony, the convergence of applications, and the ability to transform the enterprise business model.
This paper provides an overview of opportunities and benefits of business communications integration and includes two "before and after" scenarios - one in financial services and one in healthcare - that demonstrate how IBM clients have benefited from integrated business communications.
As your technology grows with your business, your employees need to become experts at using many forms of communication. This IP Telephony eKit will show you how the 3Com and Nortel IP Telephony systems make it easy to bring employees, partners and customers closer together, accelerating and improving decision making across the entire business.
Download IBM® Lotus® Sametime® Standard V8.0, a platform for unified communications and collaboration that combines security features with an extensible, open solution including integrated Voice over IP, geographic location awareness, mobile clients, and a robust Business Partner community offering telephony and video integration. Lotus Sametime Standard V8.0 expands on the existing instant messaging, Web conferencing, VoIP, point-to-point video, mobile clients, external IM gateway, and extensible client with additional platform support and enhancements to the end user experience, administration, and performance.
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