Thinking of deploying VoIP? It’s tougher and more time-consuming than you think. But our ten-minute guide will give you the rundown on everything you need to know before you get started.
You want to build a voice over IP (VoIP) network in a hurry. The bad new is that you can’t. “There’s really no quick and easy way to do this,” says Forrester Research telecom and networks group vice president Lisa Pierce. “Even if you outsource it, it will be a pain. You won’t be able to do it in ten days — you might not be able to do it in ten months.”
Ironically, almost no communications technology is easier to set up than a telephone. You plug it into the wall; if it rings, you pick it up and say hello. There’s not much more to it than that.
IP telephony, on the other hand, is a quite a bit more complicated. Disasters can happen and although Pierce points out that VoIP deployments are frequently fraught with peril, it doesn’t necessarily have to be that bad. In fact, you can take your first steps toward a successful voice over IP (VoIP) deployment in only ten minutes. Read the full article on Small Business Pipeline.
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