Voice over Internet Protocol, also called VoIP, IP Telephony, Internet telephony, Broadband telephony, Broadband Phone and Voice over Broadband is the routing of voice conversations over the Internet or through any other IP-based network. Protocols which are used to carry voice signals over the IP network are commonly referred to as Voice over IP or VoIP protocols.
Office 365 empowers businesses to increase productivity and lower costs. From providing all the business tools you need and are familiar with – to keeping you constantly up to date. Join Microsoft and Agile IT for a look inside Office 365 and see for yourself why Office 365 is the last upgrade you’ll need.
Local and national businesses seeking to gain a competitive advantage rapidly adopted VoIP as a cost savings and efficiency tool over the last ten years. Learn how selecting the right partner will help you to dd value and increase margins.
Evolving businesses can better serve customers and enhance the way employees work by adopting the most readily available and affordable technology. Click here to read how leading edge communication begins and ends with a high-speed Internet-enabled, cloud-based, IP-connected phone service from RingCentral.
Once voice systems have migrated to Voice over IP, (VoIP) fax communications are the next logical addition to an IP-based environment. This white paper discusses how fax servers and new Fax over IP (FoIP) investments fit into your organizations unified communication strategy. It also calls attention to issues and challenges organizations should consider when determining how best to take advantage of traditional telephone-based systems, FoIP, or a mix of both.
This independent survey delivers findings on the current state and future trends in data exchange and data storage. You’ll see how data exchange is evolving and “what’s next”. Learn how to improve data exchange and storage security while lowering costs and improving efficiencies.
Wireless technology surrounds us — in the workplace, at home, and many places in between. Mobile phones, WiFi networks, wireless computer accessories, and cordless phones all use radio transmissions for wireless communication. Even devices not used for communication, such as microwave ovens and lighting systems, emit radio frequency energy that can impact wireless devices. In this crowded radio environment, two technologies have emerged as the standard for wireless voice communication in UC and enterprise applications.
Trends in the modern work provide organisations the opportunity to rationalise their real estate and optimise their work space for Smarter Working. Plantronics and our partners provide a comprehensive set of tools to help organisation transform their workspace. Plantronics Audio devices and software are essential tools in the new Simply Smarter Office.
Voice is at the heart of enterprise collaboration. Plantronics provides a comprehensive portfolio of audio devices for the mobile professional delivering superb call clarity working anywhere. Advanced Smart Sensor Technology and Software deliver a superior user experience. InstantMeeting software allows for easy, one-touch joining of audio conference calls
Traditional Phone System and Costs
• Equipment Investment & Installation
• Professionally Installed Wiring
• Servicing the System
• Telecom Costs
• Bottom Line
VoIP vs. Traditional Phone Systems
• Cost-Saving Benefits of VoIP Phone-Systems
• The Financial Benefits of VoIP Features
This infograph displays the comparison between a Hosted VoIP & VoIP PBX explaining the differences between service maintenance, phone system and upfront costs. By reading this infograph, you will be able to figure out whether Hosted VoIP or VoIP PBX is a better fit for your business.
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.
There are lots of possible reasons you might want to switch to a new phone system. The old one might cost too much or be too troublesome to operate and maintain. It might not be flexible enough. It might not be reliable enough. Or it just might not have the kinds of features and capabilities that you need in today’s competitive business climate.
But even the thought of switching can be intimidating. There is an enormous number of factors to consider. They have to do with cost, features, technical complexity and other issues. And the impact of each factor varies depending on what kind of system you’re changing from. In short, when it comes to switching phone systems, nothing is simple or straightforward.
The key to understanding the evolving role of VoIP is recognizing that it’s a lot more than just another method for making voice calls. Buying VoIP means more than simply replacing your existing phone system with a functionally identical one running over an IP network. In fact, the underlying IP technology makes possible great advances in the convenience and capabilities of phone systems. Most important of these is that it allows the integration of voice calling with multiple other methods of communication. Both sellers and buyers of VoIP products that build their strategies around this reality will fare best.
A simple unified communications solution can address communication challenges organizations face on a daily basis and enhance overall operations. Because of this, convincing a CEO to adopt a UC solution should not be difficult.
It’s long been the conventional wisdom that you could save your company money – and make yourself look good – by suggesting a switch from a traditional business phone system to a VoIP system. The reality, though, is less clear-cut. If you have to buy a new system because you’re expanding or moving, VoIP will be both cheaper and more capable than a traditional solution. But if you have a traditional system that is partly or fully paid for, there’s no guarantee that the financial payoff from investing in a new VoIP solution, as opposed to keeping your existing system, will be as impressive as the conventional wisdom suggests.
Are you spending more time than you anticipated shopping for a new business phone system?
Evaluating all of the phone system options on the market can be quite time consuming. Rather than wasting valuable time looking at a system that won’t fit needs of your size of business, it pays to focus in on those phone systems that are truly appropriate for your needs.
Compare Business Products has prepared the following comprehensive listing and reviews of the five leading phone systems on the market for each of the following business size categories:
• Small-size businesses
• Medium-size businesses (includes both on-premises and hosted solutions)
• Enterprise-level businesses
What if you could transform your communications system to rival the rich functionality and flexibility of bigger competitors with dedicated IT staff?
This new white paper compares the costs and functionality of using a hosted unified communications (UC) system "in the cloud" versus investing in an on-site "premises-based" system. The findings might surprise you.
Download this new white paper now to:
•Understand the tradeoffs between owning vs. hosted UC systems
•Review a dollars-to-dollars comparison in a full total cost of ownership (TCO) study
•Learn the pitfalls to avoid when evaluating different UC systems