Caroline Tatin ran the business side of the establishment and her older sister Stephanie Tatin handled the kitchen. Her apple tart was noted for its caramel flavor and texture. One day in 1898 when busy during the hunting season, Stephanie mistakenly put the peeled apple quarters, butter and sugar in the pan without first lining it with pastry. Realizing her mistake, she put pastry on top of the hot apples, baked it until the pastry was done, inverted it onto a serving plate and served the new concoction warm from the oven. It soon became famous throughout France. I have made my addition to the recipe but have preserved its French History.
Oranges (SIP Trunking)
I was reading an interesting cost study regarding SIP Trunking last week when one of the assumptions was that you used a lower ratio of SIP Trunks per employee than TDM Phone lines. This was news to me. This was news to me and I studied the assumption and how the pricing was built with a high degree of skepticism. I decided it must be once again a misuse of the words SIP Trunk verses concurrent call sessions. By way of example, most SMBs will require only one SIP Trunk. Based upon the way Broadvox defines its product offering, we sometimes sell two. To date only one company, an enterprise has required more than two SIP Trunks. However, we sell many concurrent call sessions. The fewest we sell is three and the most is to the maximum bandwidth available. However, if a business has been properly engineered and requires four phone lines, they will need ONE SIP Trunk and FOUR concurrent call sessions. The ratio is not reduced because of the switch from TDM to IP communications.
I hope to speak with the author of the study this week to better understand the assumption or have a correction issued. However, we all should rejoice as Newton's Telecom Dictionary 25th Edition should be out next month with a definition of SIP Trunking. That should clear it up for everyone.
See you on Wednesday...