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South Africa is one of the most developed countries in Africa, housing many of the headquarters for international companies around the world. It has the infrastructure to deliver first world services, but bureaucracy, monopoly, collusion and high prices have delayed the availability of reliable information and communications technology (ITC) throughout the country. One of these services is VoIP, even though the technology can save individual and business customers in South Africa up to 40 percent on their phone bills.
The VoIP market for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) is constantly evolving, with new products and vendors continuing to step onto the scene every day.
Sometimes one of the biggest problems when it comes to setting up a PBX system is making sure that the hardware and the software can successfully live together. No one wants a "Felix and Oscar" thing going on with the systems that will help fuel a business' communications capabilities, so making sure that the systems are interoperable is a very important step that even drives some buying choices in the field based on just what works with what else. Those decisions may have gotten just a little easier with Brekeke and Yealink, as Brekeke announced that its PBX system now has confirmed video stream support with the Yealink VP530 IP Video Phone.
As companies aim to achieve better integration and seamless operation of their communications strategies through unified platforms, IP phones are gaining more attention. Many businesses have already made the move to an all-IP environment, while still others are considering their best migration strategy. To meet the need, providers are expanding offerings.
News headlines can worry a lot of parents about the safety of their children while they are at school. Luckily, technology is helping schools out to increase how and when schools can reach first responders in the event of emergencies, thus creating a safer environment for students and faculty.
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