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February 17, 2011

Business and Tech Issues Integrating SIP-Based Lync Discussed in Webinar

By David Sims, TMCnet Contributing Editor

A Webinar titled "SIP Trunking with Microsoft Lync - Solving the Interoperability Challenge" will be presented on Thursday, March 10, at 2:00 in the afternoon on the East Coast and 11:00 in the morning on the West Coast.

Unified Communications and Microsoft Lync are "sweeping the business world with new communications capabilities," Webinar officials say, including the potential to integrate SIP Trunking to lower local and long distance toll charges.

But integrating SIP-based Lync with SIP Trunking, as anybody knows who's tried it, has numerous interoperability and security challenges -- and not just the usual techie problems, there are plenty of business issues as well. Both can be difficult to overcome. This session is a golden opportunity to hear an overview of the underlying interoperability and security challenges, Webinar officials say, and "learn about integration techniques that allow businesses to use both Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync and SIP Trunking to reduce operating expenses and improve efficiency."

Speakers include recognized experts and industry insiders -- Gary Audin (News - Alert), Consultant/Principal of Delphi, Neil Griffiths, Director Enterprise Products at IntelePeer, Joe Hamilton, Manager Enterprise Operations at IntelePeer and Alan Percy, Director of Market Development for AudioCodes (News - Alert).

Audin has more than 40 years of computer, communications and security consulting and implementation experience. He has planned, designed, specified, implemented and operated data, LAN and telephone networks. These have included local area, national and international networks as well as VoIP and IP convergent networks in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Caribbean and Asia. 

Percy is Director of Market Development at AudioCodes, a leading provider of Voice over IP Telephony enabling technology. In this role, he is responsible for identifying market trends and building relationships to foster new business opportunities. 

Hamilton is currently responsible for all facets of Service Activation, Service Repair and Service Assurance of the IntelePeer (News - Alert) Enterprise customer base. He has over 15 years of network operations expertise in the telecommunications industry. 

Griffiths joined IntelePeer Inc. as Director, Enterprise Products in October 2010. He brings 25 years of experience in the telecommunications, video, VoIP, audio/web collaboration industries to this role.

David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.

Edited by Stefanie Mosca

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