With over 10 years of deployment history, VoIP is the primary voice solution for just about every company in existence - large, medium, or small. But even with all that history, recent research from TRAC shows that VoIP is still the number one IT initiative impacting network performance. And with the growth of 802.11 and Wi-Fi enabled smart phones, the use of voice over Wi-Fi (VoFi) promises to increase the volume of VoIP traffic even more.
Analyzing VoIP traffic alone is not enough. VoIP analysis must be part of your overall network performance analysis. After all, VoIP is just another data type on your network, and according to TRAC, it is impacting your network performance, so you must monitor and analyze the network as a whole, including voice and video over IP. Watch to see how easy it is to capture and analyze voice, video, and data traffic simultaneously, allowing you to pinpoint the impact of each data type on your overall network performance.
Want an inside look at how someone else determined whether VoIP was right for their organization? Hear it from one of your fellow community members.
Join Michael Parent, Systems and Network Administrator for a first-hand discussion of how he evaluated VoIP solutions, implemented his final choice, and his experience since then.
Michael will cover:
· Business needs: Why Hosted VoIP was an option
· Technical evaluation: what to know, and what’s just hype
· Hosted vs. on-premise vs. asterisk: pros & cons
· Network readiness: what’s a must, what’s nice to have, and what’s a deal-breaker
· Vendor selection: Tips to make this not a nightmare
Where hosted VoIP fits in the array of business phone solutions? Joshua Davis, Team Lead, Sales Engineering, who was on the IT side managing telecommunications for over 10 years before joining RingCentral early in 2012, and John Ross, Manager, Global Customer Care, who knows his marketing hype from implementation reality, discuss four areas IT should review before choosing a category of business phone solutions:
•Networking & bandwidth requirements
•IT resources and expertise
They list key factors to consider and the pros and cons of each telephony solution. Because the truth is, what’s right for company isn’t necessarily right for another.
Forget marketing fluff and fake sales promises, gain real world experience from a seasoned VoIP veteran with thousands of successful deployments! Join VoIP pioneer Bryan Martin as he retells the best (and worst) that he’s seen in his years of implementing VoIP and UC all over the world.
You'll learn about:
• Best practices for voice quality, reliability, and availability
• How to setup and configure VoIP for security and compliance considerations
• Troubleshooting tips for network and integration issues
• Avoiding pitfalls during VoIP evaluation and implementation
RingCentral, a leading cloud-based business phone system provider, will be hosting a live Computer-side chat about networking requirements for a hosted VoIP solution for your business. Andy Thompson, Sales Engineer, will lead the conversation, answering frequently asked questions about what it takes to be ready Day One when moving to cloud VoIP. Don’t be fooled by his title, Andy’s not a Sales guy, he’s one of the RingCentral tech experts brought in pre-purchase when you’re ready to go geek and talk tech. Michael Risano, Tier 3 Support Team Lead, will also weigh in, and man the Chat feature, answering individual questions and kicking over hot topics for Andy to address to the whole group. As a key member of RingCentral’s support team, Michael knows what can trip you up and how to fix it – from router choices to carrier questions and what to do when the Internet goes down.
Andy Thompson, Sales Engineer
Andy has been with RingCentral for a year as a Sales Engineer, providing account management to all sizes of customers, completing both onsite and remote implementations and demos for prospective customers and providing remote support or implementation when needed.
Michael Risano, Tier 3 Support Team Lead
Michael has been working with RingCentral for about 5 years now, as a Tier 3 Support Team Lead, making sure there is a seamless integration of our service with customers' systems. Micheal spent years in IT at Kaiser Permanente, so he is uniquely suited to helping IT customer implement and fine tune their RingCentral system.
According to Infonetics Research, the VoIP industry will grow to $76.1 billion by 2015. It is safe to say that VoIP is here to stay, making it crucial to stay up to date with the latest industry shifts to ensure easy, cost-effective and efficient communications within your business.
Join industry experts in this panel session as they discuss the impact cloud computing and mobility are having on the VoIP industry and what this means for your enterprise. Attend this webinar and participate in the discussion in real time.
The panelists will discuss:
- the drivers for moving to cloud, the different types of cloud and its benefits for small and medium businesses and enterprises
- the security concerns of moving to the cloud
- mobility strategies and BYOD
Number porting is a meticulous process. You want to do the right thing at the right time, or you could throw off your transition schedule. We’ll take you through the timeline and point out the pitfalls so that you can transition to your new cloud phone system without a hitch.Read more >
Software-defined networks introduce the central controller that finds paths for connections, on demand. The controller runs routing protocols "virtually," based on knowledge of device status and link state throughout an administrative domain. The 'product' of the path finding is the same for SDNs as for routed or switched networks: entries in forwarding tables in each device that define a path for a connection. Routing protocols (IS-IS for example) rely on header information to find the path and use the full address to identify a packet as part of a stream/connection. An SDN needs only a much smaller channel identifier on each packet, potentially increasing connection capacity by 10X and reducing latency.Read more >