Last week, Genesys announced its new native Skype for Business (formerly Lync) integration.
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So, very few out there (at least, very few of those who run data centers) don't know that Windows 2003 is going the way of the dodo. Or rather, Microsoft support for 2003 is.
Scalability and Low Initial Cost Illustrate Demand for VOIP in the Cloud
Reducing capital costs is the single largest driver for adopting cloud-based telephony. In response, Cbeyond has launched TotalCloud, a hosted telephony offering, joining a rapidly growing market of cloud-based UC providers. As with most cloud offerings, Cbeyond's TotalCloud VOIP service requires minimal upfront investment, and provides the ability to easily scale end-points up or down depending on requirements.
While only 4.5% of businesses are currently using cloud-based VOIP—and 50% of those companies are small businesses—another 20.5% are planning or evaluating VOIP in the cloud in the next two years. In fact over 23% of large businesses have plans to implement cloud-based IP in 2013.
ETA Bottom Line:
IT executives who are looking for a way to implement VOIP while reducing capital outlays should consider looking at one of the many cloud-based VOIP services available on the market today.