The VoIP Market’s Gotten a Lot Tougher for the Little Guy (Pt 1)

The government has never really known what to do with VoIP. On the one hand, VoIP is a telephony service, and as such some people argue it should be regulated and taxed in the same vein as other telephony services (such as traditional PTSN networks). On the other hand, VoIP is an online service, a platform that isn’t so different from any other online application you might utilize, and o...
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Is Telephony Dying? Depends on How You Look at It (Pt 2)

The reasons behind the drop in the telephony market are made clear in a statement tucked away in Infonetics’ report, which says: “In the first quarter of 2013, enterprise PBX spending dropped to its lowest point since mid-2009. The big squeeze is coming from hyper-competitive price pressure all over, with average revenue per line down across the board. But conservative spending by businesses is...
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Is Telephony Dying? Depends on How You Look at It (Pt 1)

We hear it all the time- telephony is dead or, at the least, dying. Not long for the world. On its way out. It’s a story that people like to tell, but like most stories there isn’t much truth to it, and the truth that lies in this statement has been heavily distorted, misrepresented, and viewed through the wrong lens. The most recent news of telephony’s untimely demise comes from a report relea...
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Gartner Predicts BYOD Boom by 2018

In a recent report, research organization Gartner predicted that 70% of professionals will conduct their work on personal smart devices by 2018. To translate- Gartner effectively predicted that 70% of employees will be working on their own smartphones or tablets by 2018, a concept generally referred to as BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device. If BYOD plays out as Gartner predicts than this will be a ...
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Bandwidth Demand Spikes – Are You Ready?

We’ve mentioned a few times on this blog that you need to make sure you adopt the Unified Communications solution that meets your organization’s needs- and part of that preparedness means making sure you provision the bandwidth your organization will require to run its telecommunication systems effectively. If your existing bandwidth supply doesn’t provide the connection speeds and reliability req...
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Hosted Telecom Solutions Reaching Tipping Point?

We’ve been talking about the growth of telecommunications networks for a long time now, and how explosively our technologies are taking over the traditional telecom landscape. But a recent prediction form Strategy Analytics really underscores just how popular our solutions are becoming- and just how quickly they’re supplanting the old guard. The news comes out of a recent statement from Strategy A...
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Do Customers Care About Phone Systems?

It’s easy to think about your organization’s phone system as a purely internal affair, something that impacts your own employees and doesn’t really touch anyone else. This just isn’t the case. While it’s certainly important to take your organization’s internal operations into consideration when adopting a new communication system, it’s a bad idea to ignore the ways your organization’s communica...
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