There are a multitude of Hosted communications services on the market today, each with a promise to deliver numerous customer productivity benefits as well as cost savings. This session will consider the many alternatives available to businesses today, and provide the end user with a baseline understanding and definition for each. The session will conclude with some predictions around the future of the Hosted market and its impact on the enterprise.
|David H. Yedwab (Moderator)|
Market Strategy & Analytics Partners
Chief Innovation Officer
Director, Strategic Sales Support Voice Platforms
Siemens Enterprise Communications
The Interoperability Conundrum in Multi-vendor Environments(V-02)
| 02/04/11, 10:00-10:45am|
|Mobility, cloud and security… certainly three of the most frequently uttered buzzwords in communications today. But, interoperability remains at the heart today’s communications solutions, running on networks consisting of a variety of layers with a number of different applications sitting on top. Getting all of these components to interoperate with consistency can be the greatest challenge.
Companies are not about to turn their backs on the significant investments made in PBXs, CTIs and other non-SIP-enabled applications. As organizations bolt together back-end systems, there will be many potential points of failure in the middle for quite some time to come. The move from proprietary to open standards does not ensure that everything will work well together. SIP isn’t SIP across the product landscape – each vendor has its own particular flavor.
This session will discuss how and why vendor interoperability within the communications infrastructure is critical to the overall success of the market and how interoperability benefits the user (and how lack of interoperability disrupts workflows).
|Doug Green (Moderator)|
VP Applications and Ecosystem
Hosted vs. On-premises VoIP(V-03)
| 02/04/11, 11:00-11:45am|
|The question is and always has been, should I purchase hardware and run it myself, or outsource it? It's an age-old IT question that keeps businesses guessing as to what makes the most sense for optimal support with the smallest price tag. With VoIP, it does not have to be one or the other. Some circumstances are better for hosted than on-premises and vice-versa. There are even cases where a hybrid solution is best. This session will discuss in depth what is the best solution for various types of businesses, what to look for when you are making the decision and examples of successful outcomes.
|Peter Radizeski (Moderator)|
OnSip Business VOIP
Solutions Marketing, UCaaS
Securing Your IP Phone System(V-04)
| 02/04/11, 12:00-12:45pm|
|Session info coming soon…
VP of Technical Operations