The rise of VoIP
Over the past decade, continued evolution has been the only constant within the world of corporate telecommunications, from the ongoing mobile explosion to the steady growth of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP). This article discusses how VoIP can put an organization on the road to a unified communications strategy. It reports how VoIP for mobile devices and session initiation protocol (SIP) are surfacing as key areas of interest and highlights their benefits. The article includes a list of factors to consider when it comes to choosing hosted VoIP providers. In addition, it identifies potential providers for consultants, small businesses, and enterprise enablement. A sidebar compares Skype, Google Voice, SipDroid, Fring, and GrooVe IP.