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February 2011

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What Service Providers Need to Know About SIP Trunking

February 2, 2011

Ingate kicked off its SIP Trunk-Unified Communications Summit, again collocated with ITEXPO, with a new feature – a service provider focused day.  The motivation comes from a real need to educate the service provider community on how to effectively deploy SIP trunks, in order to maximize on interest.

Steve Johnson tells me there is a real “swell of interest” from international markets (@Hillary there’s another instance of the phrase). 

ITEXPO Conference Sessions Kick Off

February 2, 2011

ITEXPO conference sessions have officially kicked off, with fantastic presentations on whatever communications technology touches your business.

So much focus has been placed on the latest generation of devices and wireless technologies and their impact on businesses.  The reason these technologies are already have a widespread impact on business networks and IT professionals is the volume of users – the millennial generation, which demands not only the latest technologies and capabilities, but they are insisting on having access to similar solutions wherever they are.

Interactive Intelligence's Enterprise Cloud Comms Panel at ITEXPO

February 1, 2011

I’m here at ITEXPO East 2011, at one of the many successful pre-conference events, this one at the Gansevoort Hotel in Miami Beach, where Rich Tehrani has just kicked off the panel discussion on the impact and the value of Cloud Communications on the enterprise market.  His panelists include David Yedwab, Gary Kim, Jon Arnold, Mark Ricca, and Alan Percy.

Rich began by asking if there is a difference between Centrex and Cloud – the responses were entertaining and enlightening.

Broadvox and Ingate: SIP is Here to Stay

February 1, 2011

We’re in the opening hours of ITEXPO, with several pre-conference events already underway, including a special service provider edition of Ingate’s SIP Trunking-UC Summit.

Chad Krantz was just at the podium, addressing nearly three dozen attendees looking to understand the benefits of SIP Trunking in the enterprise from the service provider perspective.  The end game, of course is revenue, but, as Krantz noted, “SIP is a true revolution within the industry and has so many advantages over traditional VoIP – it is here to stay.”

Among the benefits of SIP trunking in the enterprise: Remote survivability, scalability, cloud based, hard and soft cost savings, simple upgrades.

But, a few of the obstacles that must be overcome by service providers include: High capex, complex deployment, and user training.

To find out more, including how to overcome these obstacles, and also how to effectively deploy SIP Trunks, visit Broadvox (booth 606) on the ITEXPO show floor this week, and stop by Ingate’s SIP Trunk-Unified Communications Summit, going on all week at the Miami Beach Convention Center.