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January 16, 2008

Bringing Wireless VoIP to the Enterprise

By Mae Kowalke, TMCnet Senior Editor


Wireless VoIP, also known as WiFi (News - Alert) telephony, is a fairly new player in the business communications market, but one that’s made fast inroads and is now seen by many enterprises as offering significant benefits.
 
For those enterprises considering a WiFi telephony deployment, or those not yet sure about the benefits of this technology, several industry experts will be presenting a session, Making the Business Case for WiFi Telephony, at INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2008 next week.
 
The session will be presented on Friday, January 25, 2008, from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. by Geri Mitchell-Brown (News - Alert), director of technical business development at conference phones maker Polycom; Karen Hong, director of consumer product marketing at 8x8 (provider of Packet8 VoIP); and representatives from Bluesocket (News - Alert) and TMC. Mitchell-Brown, Hong and the others will explore why delivering the benefits of VoIP to handheld devices increases the value to businesses of wireless telephony by making employees even more accessible.
 
Included in the session will be a look back at wireless telephony’s history and an examination of the technology’s positive impact on today’s businesses. The information in this session is designed to help any enterprise planning an IT strategy that includes IP networks, unified communications and wireless technologies.
 
To learn more about the benefits of wireless VoIP, show attendees are encouraged to stop by the booths for Polycom (News - Alert) (#611) and 8x8 (#517). Even more information is available on the TMCnet.com channels Conference Phones (sponsored by Polycom reseller KeyPhonesDirect.com) and Small Business VoIP (sponsored by 8x8).
 

Mark your calendars! Internet Telephony (News - Alert) Conference & EXPO—the first major IP communications event of the year—is just days away. It’s not too late to register for the event, which takes place in Miami Beach, FL, January 23–25, 2008. The EXPO will feature three valuable days of exhibits, conferences and networking that you won’t want to miss. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now!

 
Mae Kowalke is an associate editor for TMCnet, covering VoIP, CRM, call center and wireless technologies. To read more of Mae’s articles, please visit her columnist page. She also blogs for TMCnet here.



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