Business communications play an especially important role today as they have advanced to provide the corporate world with access to voice and data networks anytime, anywhere and make connections with business partners, clients and coworkers much easier.
Because communications play such a giant role in today's businesses, the need for communications solutions that include all the latest features and help businesses to improve their operations, is a must.
While many more features have become standard in communications systems today, all solutions are not created equally and many businesses looking to take advantage of the advancements provided by IP
are not always looking to let go of their legacy systems. For this, telecom equipment and service providers like Nortel (News - Alert), Inter-Tel and Vocalicty are helping businesses develop solutions that best fit their needs.
"Finding a Business Communications Solution that Fits," the latest white paper from VendorGuru.com, notes choosing between three approaches, hosted, on-premise and customized solutions will help extend a clients legacy system.
With hosted business communications plans, companies can "pay as they grow" as well as avoid large upfront investments in equipment. For small and medium-sized businesses this means unlimited and instant scalability and no need for maintenance and system upgrades since hardware resides off premise
With on-premise business communications equipment, companies are instead able to create a more comprehensive communications platform that can be fully customized and gives the company full control over the system.
Integrated business communications packages are also available for businesses as a way to extend their legacy systems lifetime and more slowly ease into new IP-based technology. This solution leverages the company's existing hardware PBX
and makes use of a seamless platform to integrate analog and IP-based technology.
For more, and for Case by Case examples, check out the VendorGuru.com white paper HERE.
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