VoIP migration: gradually or all at once?

If your company is planning a migration from legacy PBX to VoIP, you have a choice of at least three paths.One is to do a wholesale conversion, selling or writing off the legacy system.

If your company is planning a migration from legacy PBX to VoIP, you have a choice of at least three paths.

One is to do a wholesale conversion, selling or writing off the legacy system.In these cases, some legacy hardware sometimes is kept around for emergencies.

Another choice is to convert locations gradually. For a company with several branch offices, that might mean keeping legacy PBX in place in some offices, but going VoIP in others. To put it another way, a staged rollout.

Your third choice is to build a "bridge," acquiring equipment that can handle both VoIP and PBX.

Enterprise IP Telephony: Premises and Hosted-Service Equipment and Trends, a new report from ABIResearch, discusses the pros and cons of each alternative, and calls the latter choice "common."

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