Lessons From the Front Lines

Webster, John S.
January 2006
InfoWorld;1/23/2006, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p21
Trade Publication
This article relates the lessons learned by early adopters on VoIP deployment strategy. A good deployment planning begins with a comprehensive review of existing infrastructure. Telecommunication equipment vendors will help you decide which systems can take on voice traffic and perform adequately for fees starting around $5,000. A strict pre-assessment also helps identify potential network bottlenecks. Internal expertise become invaluable considering that vendors are always looking to sell their products. Ensuring that users get the voice services they need also depends on cabling. INSET: VLANs Avoid the Migraine of Maintaining Separate Networks.


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