TEMIA: Unified Communications are the Need of the Hour
April 23, 2014
By Mini Swamy, TMCnet Contributor
TEMIA’s (News - Alert) ongoing mission is to raise awareness, to improve the quality and value of solutions and help industry share knowledge about telecommunications management. Telecom expense management solutions (TEM) are essential to automate and streamline processes, to control both labor and costs while improving telecommunications.
And, as organizations move to next-generation networks, the task becomes more critical as they need to manage converged telecom networks. TEM solutions help organizations achieve more with less.
At a recent panel in which TEMIA and NetPlus participated, the session focused on what the transition from traditional phone service to unified communications would mean to enterprises and the benefits that would accrue to them thereon.
NetPlus, which offers a single, integrated telecom management system, helps automate network operations and management functions across legacy and VoIP switches, enabling businesses to take control of their telecommunications environment. The advantage that enterprises have is that they can install NetPlus with existing legacy switches and still remain fully functional while migrating to VoIP.
"As more and more organizations realize the cost savings from unified communication are greater than previously anticipated, the move to adopt has sped up. Organizations are now more reliant than ever on TEM solutions to manage large complex environments and do more with fewer resources,” noted Matt Lewis, president at NetPlus.
Lewis urged TEM providers to evolve along with technology and adapt their solutions to new VoIP, unified communication and wireless technologies.
This is where NetPlus’ suite of products can help. Its transition tool can help organizations to plan their migrations strategically, schedule the transition for suitable times, and once the migration is complete, it will help manage the infrastructure, provide complete visibility, encourage cost savings and accelerate the process. It thus automates the migration to unified communications, helping to manage the whole environment.
NetPlus has been specifically designed for enterprise-level converged networks and can be quickly deployed. The software framework enables efficient and secure network management.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson