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What is VoIP and What Can it Do for Your Business?
VoIP and IP telephony are becoming increasingly popular with large corporations and consumers alike. For many people, Internet Protocol (IP) is more than just a way to transport data, it’s also a tool that simplifies and streamlines a wide range of business applications. Telephony is the most obvious example. VoIPor voice over IP is also the foundation for more advanced unified communications applications including Web and video conferencing that can transform the way you do business.
What is VoIP: Useful Terms
Understanding the terms is a first step toward learning the potential of this technology:
- VoIP refers to a way to carry phone calls over an IP data network, whether on the Internet or your own internal network. A primary attraction of VoIP is its ability to help reduce expenses because telephone calls travel over the data network rather than the phone company’s network.
- IP telephony encompasses the full suite of VoIP enabled services including the interconnection of phones for communications; related services such as billing and dialing plans; and basic features such as conferencing, transfer, forward, and hold. These services might previously have been provided by a PBX.
- IP communications includes business applications that enhance communications to enable features such as unified messaging, integrated contact centers, and rich-media conferencing with voice, data, and video.
- Unified communications takes IP communications a step further by using such technologies as Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and presence along with mobility solutions to unify and simply all forms of communications, independent of location, time, or device. (Learn more about unified communications.)
What is VoIP: Service Quality
Public Internet phone calling uses the Internet for connecting phone calls, especially for consumers. But most businesses are using IP telephony across their own managed private networks because it allows them to better handle security and service quality. Using their own networks, companies have more control in ensuring that voice quality is as good as, if not better than, the services they would have previously experienced with their traditional phone system.
Your Future Destination: Autonomous Enterprise
In the digitally transformed future, Autonomous Enterprises have the power to challenge the status quo and provide truly impactful, next-generation human experiences to their users.
Wanted: A Campus for the Digital Era
The enterprise campus has become one of the most vexing environments in which to manage IT. You need to rapidly onboard BYOD users and Internet connected devices, quickly deploy the new digital technology that your organization requires, prevent cyber-attacks at every entry point, and do it all while delivering a consistent and personalized user experience. Extreme’s Automated Campus solution makes it all possible with simplicity, security, and intelligence that are second to none.
Digital Transformation Lives or Dies in the Data Center
The data center is at the heart of your enterprise network and the engine that powers new applications and business capabilities. But it can be complex and challenging to adapt and scale, requiring management of a wide range of skill sets and vendors. Extreme Networks’ Agile Data Center solutions deliver the automation, visibility, and flexibility needed to make digital transformation a reality.
Win the Battle at the Edge
The network edge is where digital transformation is won or lost. It’s where your organization engages customers, where mobile transactions occur, where IoT devices connect, and where you make the first stand against cyber threats. Extreme’s Smart OmniEdge network solution provides a unified wired/wireless infrastructure for cloud or premise deployment, augmented with AI-powered applications and managed through a single pane of glass. The result? A network that delivers a consistent customer-driven experience, contains costs, and enables competitive advantage through innovation and rapid new service delivery.
Extreme Emerges as a Leader
In Gartner’s 2018 Wired and Wireless LAN Magic Quadrant
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