IP Telephony: The Future of Communications?

By Darrell Dunn  |  Posted 2007-08-27 Print this article Print

Companies are increasingly turning to IP-based systems to replace traditional circuit-switched networks. But how ready are the companieso—and the technology—for the next wave of business communications?

Traditional circuit-switching networks are onthe way out, and IP telephony is on its way in. But are companies—or the technology itself—ready for the next generation of business communications?

VOIP in the Enterprise: Can CIOs Take It to the Bank?
There's a lot to be said for Internet telephony—and the vendors who have a stake in it are saying most of it. For their part, the businesses that must live with the implementations are proceeding slowly.

Read how a few businesses have begun making the transition—and the lessons they've learned.

Who's Who in IP Telephony: Vendor Profiles

  • 3Com: Strength in Numbers
  • Avaya: Going It Alone
  • Nortel: Gearing Up


    Project Pointers: 3 Thing You'll Need to Do to Get an ROI on VOIP
    Prepare for disruption, build your expertise and embrace telecommuting.

    Question: What's the biggest obstacle you've faced—or foresee—in your deployment of IP telephony tools? Let us know at editors@baselinemag.com.

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