Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Enterprise VoIP: Not Sexy, Just Growing

Integration of voice with business apps might be the next wave of growth for IP-based voice. But for that to happen, basic VoIP calling has to be ubiquitous. Presence and unified messaging don't make sense until the basic voice platform has taken hold. And that is precisely what is happening in the enterprise space. Give a lot of credit to Cisco for pushing the business in the IP direction. Soon, we'll likely have to credit Microsoft as well for pushing the notion of what "voice" services are in the direction of unified communications. Voice really is becoming an application on the network.

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