Unified Communications: Click to talk

Mar 15 2009   1:05PM GMT

Reality Check: Can You Have UC Without VoIP?

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Unified communications is a hot concept that seems to be growing despite the economic woes being experienced around the globe. Even with UC being everywhere you look though, there is still confusion by some organizations exploring the idea about what UC even is.

Voice is obviously a huge component of any business communications strategy, and it plays a significant role in unified communications as well. But, is voice a requirement? Or, more specifically is VoIP a requirement for implementing UC?

Each month TechTarget’s SearchUnifiedCommunications site does a podcast on a unified communications topic titled Reality Check. I appeared as a guest on last month’s podcast and was interviewed by SearchUnifiedCommunications Associate Editor Elaine Hom. We talked about the general concept of unified communications, and we dove deeper into whether or not VoIP is a requirement of unified communications, as well as the recently released Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and whether or not organizations really need to have an IP PBX any longer.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking here.

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