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Is Enterprise-Level, Open Standard, Open Source VOIP A Myth?

Aug 30, 2007, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Deke Kassabian)

"Is open, SIP-based telephony achievable for the enterprise? Lately, I am being told by industry consultants, as well as the majority of trade press articles and vendor presentations, that it isn't--that secure and feature-rich IP-telephony can be achieved only through the proprietary extensions of the established telephony vendors, at least for now. But communications professionals at several major universities are collaborating to develop these systems, based on open source and open standards, for production use in their own enterprises. Their progress is encouraging.

"Today, open source approaches to large production services are probably most appropriate for organizations that employ qualified IT staff who are comfortable building and configuring open source packages, and integrating them with their existing environment..."

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