Summer is here and we have your IP telephony and unified communications (UC) summer reading list. Wonder what your peers are reading? BreakPoint Books provided SearchUnifiedCommunications.com with this top 10 list of best-selling IP telephony and UC books based on sales from the VoiceCon 2010 show in Orlando.
Explore hot-button issues like cloud computing, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and SIP trunking, IP telephony and PBXs, and more. The following top 10 best-selling IP telephony and unified communications titles are listed in alphabetical order.
| Authors: Anthony T. Velte, Toby J. Velte and Robert Elsenpeter
Publication date: Sept. 22, 2009 (McGraw-Hill Professional)
Summary: Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach looks at the emergence of Internet-based enterprise applications and services, offering information on multiple cloud-based solutions, prospective cost savings, organizational and operational benefits, best practices and more.
| Authors: Judith Hurwitz, Robin Bloor, Marcia Kaufman and Fern Halper
Publication date: Nov. 16, 2009 (For Dummies)
Summary: Cloud computing can be difficult to understand, but the potential for serious savings has spurred many companies to get on-board. Cloud Computing For Dummies aims to clear up the confusion for those tasked with helming a cloud implementation, offering insight into basics like how cloud computing works, as well as more complex issues like how it can help your business run a greener IT infrastructure, how to plan your implementation, and how to handle security issues in the cloud.
| Author: Douglas Alger
Publication date: Aug. 17, 2009 (Cisco Press)
Summary: Conventional data centers can have a huge impact on the environment, using massive amounts of energy and water while emitting pollutants and machine waste. Fortunately, as Douglas Alger shows in Grow a Greener Data Center, by implementing smarter strategies in new data center projects, it's not only possible but financially sensible to design a data center that consumes fewer resources and has a longer lifespan.
| Authors: Henry Sinnreich and Alan B. Johnston
Publication date: July 31, 2006 (Wiley)
Summary: Nearly 15 years after its inception, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) has grown into a richer, more robust standard to help integrate multivendor, multimodal communication applications and components. The second edition of Internet Communications Using SIP covers everything you need to know to build and deploy today's SIP services, including updates to the SIP standard, services and products, SIP's various usages and applications, and SIP-related security issues.
| Author: Joe Schurman
Publication date: Feb. 15, 2009 (Addison-Wesley Professional)
Summary: Microsoft Voice and Unified Communications provides insight into the software giant's portfolio of products and services related to Microsoft Windows Live, Microsoft Response Point and the Microsoft Unified Communications platform. It includes commentary from Microsoft's top UC brass, technical guidance and information, security overviews, detailed examples of the company's voice and UC apps, and background on its voice and UC research and development findings.
| Author: Allan Sulkin
Publication date: April 24, 2002 (McGraw-Hill Professional)
Summary: PBX Systems for IP Telephony details the most efficient and economical ways to bring enterprise communication systems into the digital age; supplies nuts-and-bolts information on costs, performance and risks; and evaluates technologies, markets and best practices for enterprise voice systems, messaging and customer contact centers.
| Authors: Brian Roulstone and Jack J. Phillips
Publication date: Sept. 13, 2007 (Butterworth-Heinemann)
Summary: With ROI for Technology Projects, Roulstone and Phillips wrote the first book focused on technology investment ROI written by a tech executive and an ROI authority for tech decision makers. They address the importance of proving ROI on resource-intensive projects, offering a decision-making methodology that can help prepare tech leaders to inform C-level executives about the returns they should expect from critical projects.
| Authors: Christina Hattingh, Darryl Sladden and A.T.M. Zakaria Swapan
Publication date: Feb. 18, 2010 (Cisco Press)
Summary: In SIP Trunking, Cisco experts Hattingh, Sladden and Swapan aim to demystify SIP trunking technology and trends, showing how to use SIP trunking to eliminate legacy interconnects and gain the full benefits of end-to-end VoIP. According to Cisco, this is the first complete guide to planning, evaluating and implementing SIP trunking solutions.
| Authors: Tony Bradley and Satish Shah
Publication date: Jan. 12, 2010 (For Dummies)
Summary: While unified communications logically blends separate services and features to make real-time communications possible through multiple devices, employing UC technology can be complex. Unified Communications For Dummies introduces readers to UC's many features and advantages, offers advice on developing a UC implementation strategy, and shares stories of how businesses currently use UC solutions.
| Author: Peter A. High
Publication date: Dec. 9, 2009 (Wiley)
Summary: In the widely acclaimed World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs, author Peter High, founder and president of Metis Strategy, provides insight from industry thought leaders and top CIOs to help business and IT managers and decision makers promote success by leveraging IT to solve business problems.
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