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September 2016

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Download AudioCodes Application Note: The Compelling Advantages of AudioCodes' 400 IP Phones Series

September 18, 2016

If your organization is considering IP desk phones as part of your UC strategy, AudioCodes' IP Phones need to be part of the conversation. They are designed in a powerful, yet simple way, with a user-friendly interface, better user experience and intuitive ergonomic design, manifesting itself with large buttons, a large screen, dedicated buttons for functionality and simple and intuitive operation. The result is a familiar ‘key system’ feel for rapid adoption while offering advanced UC functionality. Learn more in this Application Note.

How Can Your IP Phone Choice Reduce Infrastructure & Bandwidth Cost

September 18, 2016

By Yaniv Kitlaru, AudioCodes

Last month we had a roadshow in South Africa. My vegetarian friends will have to forgive me… but what a wonderful place! Over dinner while enjoying a really good rump steak and a glass of Pinotage, we met with an IT manager from a large enterprise that was interested in our IP Phone solution.

During the meeting, the IT manager explained his challenges and concerns.

His company recently selected an IP phone vendor for Skype for Business.

Done with WPC and Getting Ready for Ignite 2016

September 18, 2016

By Nimrode Borovsky, AudioCodes

Getting ready for Ignite at Atlanta soon, and I can tell you, we have some more innovation up our sleeve.  Stay tuned, we will be announcing some cool stuff before Ignite.

Once again, this year I had the privilege of attending Microsoft’s World Partner Conference in Toronto, Canada. Microsoft’s premier partner event generates much anticipation among its channel and technology partners who come in their droves to learn about the latest developments in Microsoft’s technology and products, as well as to network with existing and potential business partners.

The Nightmare of Managing Heterogeneous VoIP Networks in Medium to Large Enterprises

September 18, 2016

By Yossi Zadah, AudioCodes

Managing heterogeneous VoIP networks in medium to large enterprises can be a nightmare. Due to the large number of vendors participating in providing the solution, there can be problems at every stage of the implementation and maintenance issues can arise in a variety of aspects including:

  • Network design and configuration
  • Device discovery
  • Distributed routing & policy enforcement
  • Distributed PSTN breakouts
  • Multiple VoIP network elements configuration: SBC and MGW
  • Multiple dial plans: SfB, IP-PBX, SBC and MGW
  • SIP interworking between IP-PBXs A large number of end user policies

Distributed networks present numerous challenges and when it comes to heterogeneous networks where the devices and applications are provided by different vendors, the situation is even worse. Unified Communication systems (e.g. Skype for Business) and the various components in the network such as IP-PBX, SBC and MGW, each have their own static routing, manipulation and dial plan tables.

Amazing Savings with a Managed IP Phone System

September 18, 2016

In a recent No Jitter blog entitled Managing IP Phones Goes Way Beyond Provisioning, I pointed out how much more powerful a managed IP Phone system is than simple provisioning and that this power and flexibility can bring considerable cost savings to an IT department. This wasn’t just marketing talk. In this blog, I want to tangibly demonstrate how this savings is achieved and what kind of numbers we are talking about.

To do this, I want to take a real-world example of a large enterprise that has deployed 20,000 IP phones amongst its employees.