Making the Switch to a VoIP Solution Doesn’t Have to be Scary!

Posted by Media Shower on Dec 9, 2014 5:08:00 PM

Think back to a time before VoIP technology even crossed your mind. Can you remember what it was like? Do you even want to remember that time? Well, we’re happy that you have made the decision to switch to VoIP, but for those of you who are still wrestling with the idea or have no intentions of switching, we want to you keep on reading to see what you might be missing.

Once again we have some fantastic research that was compiled by the amazing people over at Software Advice, a free resource for VoIP providers. Daniel Harris, a VoIP and telecom researcher at Software Advice, set out to find decision makers who still have PSTN (Public Switch Telephone Networks) connections in the United States.

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Tags: VoIP, VoIP Solution, VoIP Technology, PSTN, Software Advice

Pure IP vs Merged Communication Systems

Posted by Natalie DeCario on Sep 15, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Enterprise-level VoIP solutions can be had in two specific types: The hybrid IP-PBX types that can support both IP and TDM communications, and pure IP solutions, sometimes called softswitches. The latter kind has many advantages of starting a fresh, and not being "bolted on" to another technology — to include such things as greater manageability, ease of deployment, greater value, and standards-based designs that ease integration into IT processes and applications.

Eventually, the hybrid approach will be as out of favor as POTS are today. As of right now, IP-PBXs are still going strong, due in large part to the basic economics of business. Many organizations see that it still makes financial sense to preserve existing investments in TDM equipment. It's the hybrid approach that allows them to do that very thing. The obsolescence of the hybrid equipment, therefore, is a ways down the road.

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Tags: VoIP, VoIP Solution

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