Premise, Hosted or Both? What UC Model Will Prevail in the Future?
IT Connection by Cindy Whelan
- As the unified communications (UC) market develops, enterprises have access to a wide range of solutions from equipment vendors and service providers that offer hosted and on-premise UC solutions.
- Enterprises that want to deploy hosted and managed UC solutions must consider which entire service wrap has the best model for their needs.
Carriers have long supported premises-based managed IP PBX solutions, typically based on platforms from Avaya, Cisco and Siemens. In 2011, as interest in unified communications services began to grow, major service providers added hosted UC offers based on the Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) platform. Read more of this post at http://bit.ly/Yto4fF
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