IBM: VoIP, Data Solutions Target Small Businesses

IBM and Mitel Networks have created a converged Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and data solution to help service providers deliver enterprise-class voice and data communications systems to small businesses worldwide. The solution combines a Mitel IP communications system, local area network, IBM servers running Linux, and a suite of intuitive desktop devices, applications and services.
The solution requires little or no IT expertise to install or operate and can be centrally managed by Mitel
with applications easily downloaded onto a customer’s premises. In addition, customers accessing the offering through telecom service providers can also take advantage of “rent-to-own” options. The solution consists of the Mitel Networks 3100 Integrated Communications Platform and Mitel Networks 6000 Managed Applications Server residing on an IBM eServer xSeries 300 (x300) running Linux. (full story)