The Future of Communications

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Unified communications (UC) is a changing market. As technology becomes more advanced, so does our world. We literally have these devices at our fingertips and are working around the world with them. UC includes Voice, Mobility, Messaging, Presence, Conferencing, and more. It allows multiple forms of real-time communication to integrate and work with one another.

We already have cloud-based systems, hosted solutions where there is no need for a physical server or on-premises PBX. Even though most of us seldom notice rapid changes to our business phone systems, improvements and updates are always being worked on.

Everything You (Really Don’t) Need to Know About SIP

A connected world.

SIP (session initiation protocol) Trunking is like a dedicated digital phone line for internet-based phone communications. We’ve already presented the 5 Functions of SIP, but here we are going a little further in depth to touch on the technicalities of SIP Trunks. Unless you are a technician, this is all the information you need to know – possibly more than you really need to know.

The 5 Functions of SIP Trunking

The 5 Functions of SIP

SIP: Session Initiation Protocol

SIP Trunking is the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and streaming media service by which NEC delivers telephone and unified communications features with UNIVERGE BLUE. SIP Trunking is delivered to you via a cloud-based PBX. It is an efficient, flexible, low-cost, modern replacement for traditional telephone lines. SIP Trunks are delivered over a broadband internet connection.

Prepare for Your Next Communications Platform

Preparing a Communications Plan

Begin making preparations for the next step in communications technology and think about what type of telephony platform your business requires. Will a unified communications (UC) solution benefit your business? Without doing proper research and testing, you could end up with a system that does not meet your business needs.

NEC and the Open Source Initiative

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OpenStack is an open source software (OSS) platform for cloud computing, controlling resources throughout a data center. It is an increasingly used key component of cloud infrastructure. As an open source project, OpenStack can be used, built on, and altered by anybody and everybody. NEC works with OSS and OpenStack in particular because these projects provide vital software resources to business cloud communications and internet infrastructure.

NEC Cloud Technology Development

Diagram of the OpenStack Cloud Operating System

Open Source Software has helped revolutionize the way that people use the internet today. We take the online activities we use every day for granted, but an enormous amount of innovation, much of it through open source software projects, stands behind every page, every click, and every online interaction we make. NEC, a contributor to OpenStack, plays a part in this continuous innovation to aid the advancement of cloud technologies.

Which is Best for Your Business; A Hosted PBX or On-Premises?

Hosted PBX or Traditional?

A new phone system. A new Private Branch Exchange (PBX). A hosted PBX solution or a traditional on-premises PBX stored in a back room?

Deciding which option works best for your business needs is not as hard as some would believe. A bit of careful due diligence will quickly offer a wealth of criteria upon which to base your decision.