It makes sense to get Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for a 50 person company because it can often be just an add-on upgrade to your existing system and your internet-savvy users and will require little training. It can also cut your costs in equipment, maintenance and long-distance calls.
SIP has been around since 1995, and in the ensuing years, it has been the choice for signaling by the VoIP industry. Logically, SIP is a good choice to work with business that have existing data networks in place.
Given the facility that SIP adapts to Internet and e-mail protocols, some would think that it is the Swiss Army knife of modular networking. That it can do everything.
But SIP is not God in the machine. For one, SIP has firewall restrictions. While SIP can enable new applications, just like many Internet protocols, it can get bogged down with interface problems. You’ll have to upgrade the whole SIP software to seamlessly integrate a new functionality. Or migrate to Skype or H.323.
A good VoIP provider will offer additional benefits as well, but many first-time buyers find assessing each option to be difficult. Nevertheless, this is an important step in the buying process because a substandard provider can easily waste both your time and money. more
It was a painstaking process, but to help B2B companies start 2017 off on the right foot, we recently compiled a comparative list of the top 34 business phone vendors in the world. In one, easy-to-reference location, we’ve neatly outlined the information you need. more
Many businesses rely on a collection of communication tools that they adopt to address specific needs as they arise. This strategy may seem to work in the beginning, but eventually will lead to a system that is cumbersome to use, difficult to explain to new hires, expensive, and effective in some areas, but full of gaps. more
Signing up with a VoIP provider is a major business decision that will affect your internal communications, customer service, and communications with business partners. The decision can be a difficult one; choosing the wrong VoIP provider can cost a business hundreds of thousands of dollars. more
Unified Communications (UC) is a new concept that is revolutionizing business communications. Every year, more and more companies are ditching their traditional PBX systems for a UC solution. But before you make the move, it’s critical to understand how UC will affect your workplace and employees. more