I hope you had a chance to join us at the third installment of the SIP Trunking Seminars at the ITEXPO. While there, we had the opportunity to demonstrate with colleagues from ShoreTel and Bandwidth.com how fast and easy it can be to set up a SIP trunk. Our goal was to be up and running within a half hour. We did it in 15 minutes.
This demonstration illustrates one of the most important keys to success for enterprise VoIP, and IP technologies in general: solutions have to be relatively easy, and fast, to implement. The speed and ease of deployment of SIP trunks help bring this technology from the abstract world of theory – “it would be great to do this” – to rapid, real-world deployments.
This is the path to success we must follow as we sprint toward unified communications and all the possibilities that entails. I believe, as many of my colleagues do, that interoperability will pave the way to making rapid deployments possible. Our good friend Greg Rothman from Cbeyond joined us at the Seminars, and discussed how the SIPConnect standard is helping to make this possible, at least from the SIP trunking point of view.
I wanted to thank all of our participants for helping to make the Seminars such a big success in Los Angeles. If you attended, we’d love to hear from you – your suggestions and comments are all welcome.
Next week I’ll talk about enabling remote workers to access the enterprise IP-PBX.