Earlier this year, officials from market research firm In-Stat (News
that businesses are turning toward IP-based phone systems at far higher rates than residents – calling for 31 million voice-focused business IP phones to ship by 2012.
The trend – despite Dell’ (News
)Oro Group’s prediction that IP lines for the PBX market will decline
in 2009 – signals the wider uptake of VoIP-based communications in the office. Even in its grim prediction for IP lines, Dell’Oro concedes that VoIP penetration will continue to grow this year.
As any IP telephony veteran will tell you, VoIP itself forms
the backbone of what’s generally called “unified communications” – a cost-saving, future-proofed, scalable system that can include any or all of the following: fixed and mobile voice, e-mail, instant messaging, desktop and advanced business applications, IP-PBX (News
), VoIP, telepresence, voicemail, audio video and Web conferencing.
Increasingly, that list also includes Fax-over-IP, or “FoIP,” and in two weeks, a pair of companies – enterprise content management solutions provider Open Text
, and Dialogic Corporation
, which specializes in VoIP as well as integrating video and voice – will help lead a free Webinar
that focuses on migrating toward the technology.
for “The Leading Edge: Open Text Fax Server Does FoIP Right,” to be held at 1 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, June 25.
Led by Dialogic’s (News
) enterprise manager, Quinn Corey, and Open Text FoIP Specialist Ken Romo, the Webinar will focus on how FoIP brings IP cost savings and operating efficiencies to enterprise fax networks. The technology, which delivers those savings, in part, through long-distance fax calls with low-cost routing, automates burdensome paper work and cuts maintenance and management costs through a single converged voice, fax, and data network.
During the Webinar – which will be moderated by TMC’s (News
) Stefania Viscusi and will include a question-and-answer session – listeners will learn how to find rapid ROI for enterprises who invest in FoIP server technology and support enterprise server virtualization initiatives with software solutions enabled by appliance gateways.
The technology also is “green” – as many emerging, cost-saving technologies are – and can dramatically reduce energy consumption as well as high paper and toner consumption from standalone fax machines
The Webinar is designed for enterprise IT and telecom professionals, business process automation specialists, converged communications system integrators and VARs.
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Michael Dinan is a contributing editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Michael's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Michael Dinan