Despite everything that comes with a sour economy – unemployment, bankruptcies and reduced capital expenditures – more and more organizations appear to be migrating toward IP-based communications systems.
Though researchers say the market for IP lines for the PBX (News
) market declined
for the first time ever in the first quarter of 2009 – and the carrier IP telephony market contracted
24 percent year-over-year for that period – some sectors of the VoIP market are holding their own and even thriving.
For example, analysts say, business VoIP services – especially those that rely on SIP trunking – are the rise.
Why? Because, in the long term, they save money.
Similarly, more and more businesses are turning to Fax-over-IP, or “FoIP” systems, which can deliver faxes, as scanned documents, to computer terminals just as though they’re e-mail attachments, and far more.
This Thursday, two companies – Open Text and Dialogic (News
) – will host a free Webinar
that looks at how migration to FoIP brings cost-savings and operational efficiencies.
for “The Leading Edge: Open Text Fax Server Does FoIP Right,” to be held at 1 p.m. Eastern on June 25.
Led by Dialogic Enterprise Manager Quinn Corey and Open Text FoIP Specialist Ken Romo, the Webinar will look at how FoIP server technology delivers rapid ROI for enterprises, reducing costs as well as energy consumption.
Specifically, FoIP enables convergence, lowering maintenance needs and costs while enabling features such as long-distance fax calls with least-cost routing. The Webinar’s panel of experts will discuss how FoIP complies with business requirements, such as Sabanes-Oxley, HIPAA, Basel II, and reduces operating costs by eliminating analog fax lines and integrating MFPs, lowering long-distance fax bills with least-cost-routing, and allowing high economy of scale with VoIP gateways and centralized fax server
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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