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IP Telephony Storage
Storage is a vital part of enterprise IT infrastructure, with Internet protocol (IP) telephony storage leading the way as an effective technology. With the

telephony  Telephony Storage Storage is a vital part of enterprise IT infrastructure, with Internet protocol (IP) telephony storage leading the way as an effective technology. With the increased adoption of open standards-based architecture by the enterprise telephony market, IP telephony storage will gain acceptance as an entry-level storage tool and a viable low-cost alternative to Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs).

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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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CIO Playbook: Enterprise Telephony


Many changes brought about by advances in IP communication technology, growth of cloud-based services, among others, are transforming business telephony and affecting businesses both large and small. These changes can be seen as both challenges to deal with and opportunities to improve employee communications. Read up on a list of key drivers of change, along with some ideas about how to deal with and/or take advantage of them.

telephony  Playbook: Enterprise Telephony Many changes brought about by advances in IP communication technology, growth of cloud-based services, among others, are transforming business telephony and affecting businesses both large and small. These changes can be seen as both challenges to deal with and opportunities to improve employee communications. Read up on a list of key drivers of change, along with some ideas about how to deal with and/or take advantage of them. Read More

7 Steps to a Successful IP Telephony Implementation


Enterprises of all sizes are adopting Internet protocol (IP) telephony for cost savings and productivity gains—but high quality voice service takes more than just buying the latest equipment. Is IP telephony right for your organization and your network? Get the straight facts from an industry leader—along with a 7-step assessment and deployment checklist for a successful implementation.

telephony  to a Successful IP Telephony Implementation 7 Steps to a Successful IP Telephony Implementation If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. ShoreTel, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise IP telephony solutions, today announced the findings of a new report by the independent research firm Nemertes Research that ranked ShoreTel number one in customer satisfaction. Source : Shoretel Resources Related to IP Telephony : Voice Over Read More

Checklist: Adding Up the Return on IP Telephony Investments


Calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) of an Internet protocol (IP) telephony system is complicated. And you need to know the return on investment (ROI). But knowing the TCO doesn’t make it easy to figure out the ROI—because the benefits of IP private branch exchange (PBX) aren’t easy to quantify. You can, however, get an idea of your ROI by knowing 10 ways a new IP phone system can repay the money you spend on it.

telephony  the Return on IP Telephony Investments Focus is a new business destination where business professionals can help each other with their purchase and other business decisions Source: Focus Research Resources Related to Checklist: Adding Up the Return on IP Telephony Investments : Internet Protocol (IP) (Wikipedia) Private Branch Exchange (PBX) (Wikipedia) Checklist: Adding Up the Return on IP Telephony Investments Internet Protocol Telephony is also known as : Focus IP Telephony , Private Branch Read More

IP Telephony 201: The Nuts and Bolts of VoIP


In IP Telephony 101, I looked at the pros and cons of IP telephony, and a few of the considerations you should explore before making the switch to VoIP. We’ll turn now to the nitty-gritty of VoIP systems: the architecture, the equipment, the network structure, the software, and what you can expect to pay. But before we start, let’s get WAN and LAN out of the way. A LAN (local area

telephony  Telephony 201: The Nuts and Bolts of VoIP In IP Telephony 101 , I looked at the pros and cons of IP telephony, and a few of the considerations you should explore before making the switch to VoIP. We’ll turn now to the nitty-gritty of VoIP systems: the architecture, the equipment, the network structure, the software, and what you can expect to pay. But before we start, let’s get WAN and LAN out of the way. A LAN (local area network) serves a small geographic area (such as a localized group of Read More

Project Management Communication: Part 3 of 3


In this final installment of the Project Management Communication series, we look at a vital project management tool. This system has provided visibility to senior management, as well as justification for projects based on the expected value of each product in its planning stage, and in projects both in progress and completed. What Is Project Portfolio Management? Project portfolio

telephony  Management Communication: Part 3 of 3 In this final installment of the Project Management Communication series, we look at a vital project management tool. This system has provided visibility to senior management, as well as justification for projects based on the expected value of each product in its planning stage, and in projects both in progress and completed. What Is Project Portfolio Management? Project portfolio management (PPM) is a resource system that permits an enterprise to collect (or Read More

Why You Need to Take Software Evaluation Seriously


Enterprise software is big business. This becomes evident when you add up the costs of purchasing software licenses, implementing the system, migrating data, training employees, and maintaining the system. If your enterprise system doesn’t meet your expectations, you risk running some of your investment down the drain. Unfortunately, it is quite common for companies to take shortcuts when

telephony  You Need to Take Software Evaluation Seriously Enterprise software is big business. This becomes evident when you add up the costs of purchasing software licenses, implementing the system, migrating data, training employees, and maintaining the system. If your enterprise system doesn’t meet your expectations, you risk running some of your investment down the drain. Unfortunately, it is quite common for companies to take shortcuts when determining their software needs, which often leads them to Read More

These Are the Times of CRM Vindication and Validation - Part 1


Some previous TEC blog posts have discussed the benefits (but also the inevitable caveats) of white papers, including the all-too-common vendors’ self-serving marketing fluff and buzzword verbiage, and about their (un)intended audiences. As part of my daily routine of doing research on vendors and their strategies and offerings, I’ve read a ton of white papers in the last

telephony  Are the Times of CRM Vindication and Validation - Part 1 Some previous TEC blog posts have discussed the benefits (but also the inevitable caveats) of white papers, including the all-too-common vendors’ self-serving marketing fluff and buzzword verbiage, and about their (un)intended audiences. As part of my daily routine of doing research on vendors and their strategies and offerings, I’ve read a ton of white papers in the last decade or so. And yes, these have ranged from blatant and flamboyant Read More

A Couple of "Five Procurement Commandments" in a Down Economy


As is the case with white papers, vendors' press releases (PR) can range from blatant bragging about the "latest-and-greatest" product capabilities (and other marketing "fluff") to tastefully asserting competence and educating the market about specific issues. One example of the latter would be Emptoris' April 2008 PR on the findings  of a panel of financial and procurement experts that have

telephony  Couple of Five Procurement Commandments in a Down Economy As is the case with white papers , vendors' press releases (PR) can range from blatant bragging about the latest-and-greatest product capabilities (and other marketing fluff ) to tastefully asserting competence and educating the market about specific issues. One example of the latter would be Emptoris ' April 2008 PR on the findings   of a panel of financial and procurement experts that have worked and consulted with leading Fortune 1000 Read More

Extending SAN Connectivity for Engenio Arrays


The storage industry provides an abundance of white papers discussing the ever-changing data management and retention regulations, the need for business continuity, and disaster recovery. The core of these data services is the ability to copy, move, and replicate data—locally and far away. Unfortunately, SANs only reach about 10 km. IT managers need to share, protect, and move data much farther than that. Find out how.

telephony  SAN Connectivity for Engenio Arrays The storage industry provides an abundance of white papers discussing the ever-changing data management and retention regulations, the need for business continuity, and disaster recovery. The core of these data services is the ability to copy, move, and replicate data—locally and far away. Unfortunately, SANs only reach about 10 km. IT managers need to share, protect, and move data much farther than that. Find out how. Read More

10 Ways to Sell Upper Management on a Network Upgrade


There are many legitimate reasons for upgrading your company’s enterprise network. The trick is selling those reasons to the executives holding your company’s purse strings. When you know it’s time for a network upgrade, you need more than just the technical facts—you have to arm yourself with a solid business case. Start with 10 tips that can help you sell the members of your upper management team on a network upgrade.

telephony  Ways to Sell Upper Management on a Network Upgrade 10 Ways to Sell Upper Management on a Network Upgrade If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. This means that datacenter managers and staff members, working in consultation with upper management , must consider the compliance implications of virtually every activity they undertake. Source : ITManagement Resources Related to 10 Ways to Sell Upper Management on a Network Upgrad Read More

Four Common ERP Implementation Mistakes


White papers offer no shortage of advice about what best practices can lead to enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation success. But equally important is a thorough understanding of what practices are to be avoided during an implementation. This white paper reviews four “worst practices” that should be avoided at all costs—unless you want to go out of your way to cause your ERP implementation to fail.

telephony  Common ERP Implementation Mistakes With IFS Implementation, you gain the maximum value for each solution you install based on IFS Applications. With pre-packaged, best practice accelerators from your industry, your new solution is up and running – on-time and on-budget. Using IFS Navigator, you maintain transparent visibility and control over your project. Source: IFS Resources Related to Four Common ERP Implementation Mistakes : Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (Wikipedia) Implementation (Wikipe Read More

The Tolly Group


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telephony  Tolly Group The Tolly Group provides information technology testing, evaluation, and consulting. The company publishes content that includes articles, white papers, and opinion pieces. Read More

TEC presents Its 2009 Manufacturing Execution Systems State of the Market Report


Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC), the leading resource for enterprise software selection, has released a new manufacturing execution systems (MES) state of the market report.

telephony  presents Its 2009 Manufacturing Execution Systems State of the Market Report TEC presents Its 2009 Manufacturing Execution Systems State of the Market Report   A buyer's guide for manufacturers looking for third-party expertise on MES solutions   Montreal , QC - Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) , the leading resource for enterprise software selection, has released a new manufacturing execution systems (MES) state of the market report.   In a lean, demand-driven world, manufacturers are Read More

2008 Software Re"solutions"


A new year is upon us and with that, the word “resolution” comes to mind...res-o-l-u-tion – [rez-uh-loo-shun n] - noun 1. a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something. 2. the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc. 3. the mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose. 4. the act

telephony  Software Re solutions A new year is upon us and with that, the word “resolution” comes to mind... res-o-l-u-tion – [ rez-uh-loo-shun n] - noun 1. a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something. 2. the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc. 3. the mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose. 4. the act or process of resolving or separating into constituent or elementary parts. 5. the Read More