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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Voice of reason - Top Ten tips for VoIP

Introducing VoIP delivers significant business benefits, with a reduction in costs an obvious example. But as VoIP continues to gain a foothold within enterprises there are a number of factors that organisations should take into consideration.

The ten tips, below, from C&C are intended to help organisations help themselves, use VoIP to improve the effectiveness of making their business critical information more accessible, yet secure.

1. Know your voice traffic
2. Know your data network
3. Logically separate voice from data
4. Use Quality of service (QoS) within a network
5. Security is as critical for voice as it is for data
6. Look to open standards
7. Examine the platform architecture of a VoIP/IPT platform
8. Adopt a modular solutions architecture
9. Converge data and network principals into one
10. Look for a roadmap with forward vision

Posted on 05/26