Paving the Way for Enterprise Converged Networks
More and more companies are implementing converged networks to manage voice, video and data over a single network to streamline communications.
Until recently, enterprise companies invested in multiple infrastructures and operated separate communication networks. As mentioned in this IT Web story, to fully realize the benefits of a multi-service network, enterprises need to evaluate and align their business needs with their current and future communication system and reliability requirements.
"With the convergence of data, voice, video and other digital technologies, the separate enterprise networks that previously hosted those data types are no longer adequate to handle today's more complex traffic. Instead, those networks have converged into a single multi-service network that must support a broad range of applications.
"For example, the worldwide PBX market continues to evolve steadily toward IP-based telephony, with the biggest portion of this market made up of hybrid systems, along with a simultaneous decline in traditional telephone systems."