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By jasonhiner Moderator ·
Bank of America has signed a deal to deploy 180,000 Cisco IP telephones over the next three years. In recent months other major companies have also signed up with Cisco to replace standard phone lines with VoIP. In your mind, does this further legitimize VoIP?

http://itpapers.techrepublic.com/abstract.aspx?scid=47&docid=99435

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yes

by devalias88 In reply to Discussion on optimizing ...

yes, voip is the way to go.

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The future is now

by unrath In reply to Discussion on optimizing ...

I think we need to get used to the idea that the internet will be the answer to all of our communications needs. As computers and programs get "smarter" and communication needs get more immediate, the resources represented by the internet backbone start to look more and more enticing. Despite many people (read end-users)thinking that the internet is "free", we know that there is a cost and the infrastructure is not without it's limits. I think eventually all communication will be through the internet, but if everyone starts jumping on the bandwagon at the same time, I think usage will over flow capacity and expansion and cause some intermediate outages/problems/loss of service that will cause a backlash. And don't get me started on qos.

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