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.
The holiday season is filled with frenzy and excitement for businesses and consumers alike. Consumers prepare gift lists, compare brands and prices, and begin shopping with a vigor that is not present most other times of the year. For many businesses, the holiday season accounts for a large profit bump at the end of each year, and companies strive to exceed their goals and keep customers happy during this rush late in the year. more
There are a lot of possible reasons you might want to switch to a new phone system. The old one might cost too much or be too troublesome to operate and maintain. It might not be flexible enough. It might not be reliable enough. Or it just might not have the kinds of features and capabilities that you need in today’s competitive business climate. more
Did you know that according to 8x8, the tangible ROI of a unified communications solution for a 10,000-person enterprise is approximately $15.5 million? This isn't the only way unified communications can improve your business. more