Skype has launched Skype for SIP, a beta program that allows companies to make domestic and international VoIP calls from an office PBX rather than PC.
The move comes the week after eBay announced that it expects Skype to more than double its revenue to over USD $1 billion by 2011 – with hopes high that the new business service will be a compelling proposition.
Cast your eyes over most office desks and something they have in common is a fixed-line telephone – at least for now.
Ivar Plahte, CEO and co-founder of OnRelay, has no doubt that mobile PBX is the future – with smartphones increasingly replacing desktop phones to become the sole business phone.
Digium has introduced a new version of Switchvox SMB, its IP PBX designed for small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs).
Switchvox’s web-aware capabilities allow its integration with web and back-office applications, effectively turning the phone system into a unified communications (UC) platform.
The VoIP phone maker and developer Snom Technology is opening an office in Milan.
In what could be a barometer of the current state of Europe’s economies, the German company ruled out a move to the UK.
Heike Cantzler, marketing manager for Snom Technology, said both the UK and Italy were considered for the expansion.
It’s not exactly a message of festive goodwill but Fortify Software’s warning about the threat of fraudulent VoIP international calls is no doubt well intended.
Citing a recent case where a hacker ran up a USD $52,000 phone bill, the application vulnerability specialist said it was a timely warning to all organisations to protect their PBX IT resources.
As VoIP increasingly shifts into the mainstream more businesses are going through the process of selecting the best phone systems for their needs.
VoIP.biz-news asked Terry Martin, CEO of Coms PLC, to explain some of the options surrounding business VoIP and offer some basic guidelines for SMEs.
Industry hype surrounding unified communications (UC) may cause seismic shifts across the business world – but the changes could take up to a generation to impact.
That’s the findings of a study by In-Stat into UC such as IP PBX and how they will make fundamental differences to how people work.