Gartner exec to VoIP-resistant CIOs: get with the program

Colleague Dan Farber notes Gartner Fellow Ken McGee's entreaty to those hide-bound legacy PBX-clinging CIOs to start investing in VoIP and IP Telephony."An absolute revolution is taking place in networking worldwide," Dan quotes McGee as saying.

Colleague Dan Farber notes Gartner Fellow Ken McGee's entreaty to those hide-bound legacy PBX-clinging CIOs to start investing in VoIP and IP Telephony.

"An absolute revolution is taking place in networking worldwide," Dan quotes McGee as saying. "We are moving away from technology-based soloutions created at the end of the 1800s into the world of IP, systems based on a common architecture. You may have bought your last proprietary PBX, voice mail or video conferencing system."

McGee added his belief that IP telephony and VoIP are now safe and good enough for communications in branch offices, while delivering 30 percent or more in total cost of ownership savings.

Do you agree with McGee? If you do, does your CIO remain to be convinced to authorize the leap to VoIP? TalkBack and let us know what it is like out there in the trenches.