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Is your company doing VoIP?

By jasonhiner Moderator ·
We're polling TechRepublic members about whether their companies have already deployed VoIP, are planning to deploy VoIP, or are currently avoiding it. Which camp do you fall into and why?

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by jdmercha In reply to Is your company doing VoI ...

We tested it and decided against it. It is just not reliable enough.

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by thudson56 In reply to No

We use it, have for years, love it.

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Evaluation Process

by webmaster In reply to Yes

As title states are evaluating it for use in various situations.

Mainly for various clients.

Will advise how it goes.

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Yes and No

by JamesRL In reply to Is your company doing VoI ...

My company sells hardware and software to vertical markets. We aren't using VoIP internally thought should we need to replace existing equipment we would look at it. In the case of our customers, we do sell it, but usually in situations where they are moving into new facilities or doing dramatic renovations.

One of our other divisions is implementing a hybrid type system. Everyone keeps their existing phones/PBX, but a switch gets put in to route the traffic to the data pipes between offices.


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Talking about it but not in detail

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Is your company doing VoI ...

It's on "The List of Technologies to Look at in More Detail at Some Vague Unspecified Time in the Future."

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Yes, using Gateways

by jdclyde In reply to Is your company doing VoI ...

We got some gateways that our existing phone system plugs into, converting to IP, and then gets dropped onto the network.

Saving a bundle on phones!

This is not something I would recommend doing if you are wanting to move to a new IP phone system in the near future. Because we already got the savings part of VoIP, it is hard to justify the expense of replacing our old system, just to get the new functionality.

If you have a newer phone system, this is a great way to go!

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Great Technology, do it do it do it.

by holdupmaster In reply to Yes, using Gateways

Great technology, pick a good vendor such as Avaya, and you are home and dry. Cisco also do good stuff. There is also an opensource implementation called Asterix. Its a bit fiddly but have used it and it does work well.

Voip is especially good for cost saving on site to site leased phone lines, or calls between sites. Lots of good call agent software that integrate with address book software and do caller id and a whole load of stuff. Voip.. Just do it

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by Zill In reply to Great Technology, do it d ...

We use Cisco VoIP Phones and software here.

We have a WAN that spans most of Central and Northern california, and it works great. We use it in all of our 30+ offices, with more than 400 users.

Every user has a direct line, two extensions, and remote access to e-mail and voicemail using the VoIP system. A call can come in to one of our Central California offices, and be transfered anywhere in the organization.

It is a fantastic solution if you are planning on redoing your phone system. While the initial costs may be high, you will end up saving money in the long run.

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RE; Yes, using Gateways

by robshipman In reply to Yes, using Gateways

what type of gateway are you using? what type of PBX?

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VoIP Implementation

by nalin_coer In reply to Is your company doing VoI ...

I am an engineer and familiar to VoIP basic. I have been asked to investigate the possibility of implementing a VoIp solution in a medium size company, If any one has been down this road before, Can you please provide a few pointers.

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