SIP Trunking was a hot industry topic in 2010. Here's a look at some of the most read SIP Trunking blogs on the Seamless Enterprise.
SIP Trunking Pre-Deployment Best Practices. The promises of SIP Trunking are many: cost savings, simplicity, and improved communications systems.... As projected by ABI Research’s Enterprise Communications Research Group, VoIP-based enterprise communications platforms and services will generate more than $4 billion in revenue by 2015 and this is largely due to the wide adoption of SIP Trunking...
Realizing the Benefits of SIP Trunking: A virtual event focusing on the Benefits of SIP Trunking for the Enterprise, hosted by Enterprise Connect. The event features chat sessions, webinars and exhibits. As a featured exhibitor, Sprint’s Brian Gregory presented Gaining Greater Value with SIP Trunking during the event, along with Chris Ollila, Vice President of Technology, DSI Systems and Rob Minshall, MIS Administrator at Volunteers of America of Florida. Chris and Rob will be sharing their companies SIP Trunking implementations and success. A SIP Trunking white paper and other SIP related information is available in the Sprint virtual booth.
SIP Trunking, What to Look for: Referencing a Yankee Group white paper, it talks about SIP Trunking as a winning strategy both for cost savings and migration to UC. It describes the keys to UC deployment noted by Yankee Group, such as a top-tier MPLS network, and the analyst firm’s advice on selecting a SIP Trunking provider.
SIP Trunking is a “Bright Spot”: References Infonetics Research analyst’s blog that called SIP Trunking a bright spot in face of slow enterprise spending. Comments on fact that the analyst firm did studies to buttress this point of view, among them a study of end user companies’ plans for SIP Trunking. Expressed agreement and support for the points made in this blog, including the reluctance of companies to change their trunking until it’s time for a broader infrastructure upgrade.
Thoughts on SIP's Promise: Cites a No Jitter post about what SIP and SIP Trunking enable, among them “trans-modal communication,” a key element in UC (starting an interaction in one medium, such as texting, then immediately moving to another, such as a conference call), and the ability to bring in contextual information such as location. This results in improved productivity, better customer service, agile communications, and (for example) the ability to get key people connected and brainstorming rapidly, which can be vital in a crisis.
The Real ROI of Technology Investments and SIP Trunking: Questions the way we look at ROI when it comes to technology investments. Says seeing ROI as either hard cost savings or “soft” benefits oversimplifies the equation. Discusses approach that makes no distinction between the two polar types of benefits, and talks about the formulas involved in determining them.
SIP Trunk Services: The Foundation of Unified Communications: References article on NoJitter about SIP Trunking as a foundation for UC, authored by Lisa Pierce of Strategic Networks Group. Highlights a joint Jacobson-Pierce VoiceCon session, and goes on to cite Pierce’s contention that UC benefits are only available via an all-IP infrastructure. Notes disagreement with her point that SIP Trunking isn’t yet the equal of legacy services in terms of functionality and resiliency.
2nd Generation SIP Trunking: The Real Thing: Talks about SIP as the protocol of choice for conferencing, telephony, multimedia and other types of communication and notes that SIP Trunking is about more than lowering costs, but also as a foundation for UC and FMC. Describing it is a second generation of SIP Trunking, this details five benefits, including enabling end-to-end IP, presence, and mobility.
The Basics of SIP Trunking: Takes a more basic approach to the concept of SIP Trunking. Goes over what SIP Trunking is, its advantages, the trends toward adoption, its growing popularity, Sprint’s own use of SIP Trunking, and how it enables Unified Communications.
Take a SIP: Discusses SIP Trunking and how it addresses concerns about redundancy, reliability, and features. Explains how it is easy to integrate SIP Trunking into a corporate network, whether in steps or on an all-in basis. Also urges enterprises to “sample” SIP to realize its benefits, and says the sooner a company can move to UC for intra-company use, the better it will turn out for their costs and business processes.