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A VoIP Primer-Everything You Need to Know about VoIP
Are you considering voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) for your organization? We’ll take a comprehensive look at how VoIP works, and what you should know

voip minutes  VoIP Primer-Everything You Need to Know about VoIP This article is geared toward the business person who is considering adopting voice over Internet protocol (VoIP). I will briefly describe the history and function of VoIP, and the considerations you should take into account before choosing a vendor. VoIP is a very simple concept. Instead of using a traditional telephone company's internal network for voice services, VoIP connections use the Internet. By using this electronic highway, you can take

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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.

voip minutes  Telephony Software , Business VoIP PBX , Business IP Telephony , Hosted PBX , Unified Communications , Office Telecom , Enterprise IP Telephony , Focus IP Pbxes Articles , SIP PBX . Calculating the TCO (total cost of ownership) of an IP telephony system can be complicated, but at least it's possible. It's also necessary for those interested in knowing the ROI (return on investment) they can expect when buying such a system. Even knowing the TCO, however, doesn't make it easy to figure out ROI. While the Read More

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voip minutes  quality of service in VoIP solutions. Voice quality focuses on the fidelity and user experience from the sound of the call. Call quality includes voice quality as a factor, but also reaches more broadly into the total user experience. How quickly was dial tone provided? Did touch tone dialing work on the first attempt? Do connections across the networks, between offices (or hops across the IP network) process quickly? Do calls complete as expected or do they fail after all digits have been dialed? Call Read More

Vertical Solutions Inc.-All About Field Service: Part Two


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voip minutes  have a fully integrated VoIP solution coupled with our collaboration tool for field techs to communicate with dispatchers or customers based on location, drive time, estimated time of arrival (ETA), contractual obligations, and more? TEC : VSI is touted to have several differentiating traits (depicted in figure 4 below). Can you please illustrate some concrete examples of where your guidance/compliance and multiple tiers of workforce management (WFM) work well? KB : We have a customer in the home Read More

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voip minutes  IP and IP Telephony VoIP is a generic term for using IP data networks like the public Internet to transmit voice traffic. VoIP has promised consumers savings by transmitting calls over the Internet, bypassing traditional phone companies. After years of resistance, many service providers are now offering VoIP services. Phone companies and long distance providers have long been concerned about cannibalizing their traditional revenues by offering lower cost VoIP services. The U.S. Federal Communications Read More

Realizing Secure Networks by Overcoming Complexity: The Proteus IP Address Management System


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voip minutes  voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), demands additional management overhead for enterprise- and carrier-class networks. This management need is compounded by requirement for corporations to implement IP version 6 (IPv6)-compatible networks to ensure capacity and service over the next decade. This transition will require careful planning, and naming systems will play a critical role. Read More

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voip minutes  Business VoIP Service Providers Buyer’s Guide Hosted PBX systems provide an easy way for small to medium (and even some large) businesses to move to VoIP and get a wide range of new features and capabilities for their phone systems. In this buyer's guide you will find details on what to look for, how to buy, what you can expect to pay, and how to get the most out of your investment in VoIP. Source: VoIP-News Resources Related to Small Business VoIP Service Providers Buyer's Guide : Voice over Read More

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