The benefits of linking VoIP islands

In this podcast, industry expert Jon Arnold explains how voice-centric IP PBXs are limited compared with converged communications, which can integrate other modes such as video, chat, email and so on. Learn about the importance of SIP trunking and how enterprises can expect end-to-end IP to become more of a reality, as well as financial ROI and some of the other factors that should be considered when linking VoIP islands.

Enterprises often adopt separate voice-centric IP PBXs in multiple locations, a cost saving move that provides functionality comparable to a legacy system. But in these multiple locations, the IP PBXs have a difficult time connecting with each other, and a VoIP island is born. VoIP islands can prove detrimental to a company's voice network. But there is a solution: SIP trunking.

Tutorial: Connecting and leveraging VoIP islands
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In this podcast, industry expert Jon Arnold explains how voice-centric IP PBXs are limited compared with converged communications, which can integrate other modes such as video, chat, email and so on. He also emphasizes the importance of SIP trunking and how enterprises can expect end-to-end IP to become more of a reality. Finally, Jon addresses financial ROI and some of the other factors that should be considered when linking VoIP islands.

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This was first published in October 2009

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